The Fast and the Furious according to Wikipedia, sequel is a contemporary series of films about street racing, which can be hardly called a deep-thinking cinema, but is in no way lessened because of that. Full of high-octane street racing scenes and plenty of automotive eye-candy, the excitement rarely lets up. Every Episode of Fast & Furious is what you would expect from the car franchise – lots of racing and custom cars to get all you gear-heads out there excited. It accomplishes exactly what it sets out to do, which is provide realistic, exciting car races, chases and crashes. After sitting through a seemingly endless steam of inept comedies and pretentious action movies, it’s refreshing to see a production so unrepentantly cheesy. The movie simply is what it is, an instantly forgettable diversion for those in the mood for cheap thrills, swaggering men, bad girls and melodrama as aggressive as it is dumb.
Speaking about those movie we can’t but mention the cars, which were shown there. As only nicely done custom rides make thousand of car fans watch the movie.
The Fast and the Furious claims to take us inside the underworld of illegal street racing. In the first part the main character has a task to filter local street racing bands, suspected to be the origin of a string of high-speed truck hijackings perpetrated on a trio of black Honda Civics. The cars in that movie really strike up the minds. Here is the list of the most vivid ones:
- Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2G DSM
- Honda Civic Coupe 1.6 VTI Turbo
- Mazda RX7 FD3S
- Honda S2000
- Nissan Skyline GT-R R33
- Toyota Supra
- Acura Integra
- Ford SVT Lightning
- Ferrari F355
- Volkswagen Jetta GLX
Japan Cars were represented by almost all main car brands available today. Really those rides can be nicely adopted for racings as car accessories for Japan vehicles are widely spread.
But the coolest for major watchers was Dodge Charger R/T with thousands of Dodge Accessories that let the car to be the fastest one.
This is a film about cars and street racing at the end of the day, and in that sense it doesn’t disappoint. This is a movie to be seen and occasionally heard. If you like cars, that is.
The Furious Car Spoilers
- A used chassis gets a new supercharged engine in “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.” Pumping high-performance gas back into the series after a second lap sputter, third entry stays in high gear most of the way with several exhilarating racing sequences, and benefits greatly from the evocative Japanese setting. As what’s on screen amply reflects the title, franchise fan base looks to be well satisfied, meaning domestic take shouldn’t be far off the $144 million and $127 million raked in respectively by the initial entries.
“The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift” delivers all the races and crashes you could possibly desire, and a little more. The movie is not exactly “Shogun” when it comes to the subject of an American in Japan. But it’s more observant than we expect, and uses its Japanese locations to make the story about something more than fast cars. Eye-popping driving sequences coupled with a limp story and flat performances make this Drift an adequate follow-up to the previous Fast and Furious installments. Strictly for the racing crowd and fans of the first two films.
The more than 200 cars built for The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift weren’t optimized to generate impressive acceleration numbers or grip the skid pad with record stickiness, but to perform specific stunts or to reflect specific elements in the film’s story. For a great number of cars in the film, that meant drifting.
- 1967 Ford Mustang
- Twin-Turbo Nissan 350Z
- Mazda RX-7
- Mitsubishi Evo IX
- 1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
- Toyota Chaser
- Mazda RX-8
Speaking about Ford Accessories which were used to make Mustang drift we can spend a day to list them all. To mention a couple: the car has 245/35R19 front and 275/35R19 rear Toyo Proxes T1R tires and Volk Racing Grey GT-7 wheels keeping them off the ground. The V8 Tokyo Drift Mustangs has an output of 375 hp and can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds and consumed the quarter-mile in 14.7 seconds at 96.7 mph.
A true star of drifting in the movie was Nissan Silvia. The coolest thing about the Furious Silvia is the near stock-looking C-West DRFT aero kit. The exterior touches include Modern Image graphics, a C-West-supplied GT wing and a set of Ganador mirrors. The wheels get a visual upgrade in the form of some 19-inch Volk GT-7 rims wrapped in Toyo Proxes TR1 tires. Nissan Accessories are excellent solutions to make a Drifting King from your ride.
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