Did you enjoy the latest installment of the Fast & Furious franchise? If yes, then you might want to relive the jaw-dropping rides featured in the movie. Below are a handful of the best cars shown in the film as well as a bit of information on about them. Enjoy!
1969 Dodge Charger Daytona
Intended to be a high performance, limited edition version of the Dodge Charger, the Daytona was created primarily to win high profile NASCAR races. This follows the failure of the 1969 Dodge Charger 500 to perform well on the high banks of the super-speedways. All in all, the Dodge Charger Daytona won six races, with two in 1969 and four in 1970.
1969 Ford Mustang
The Ford Mustang created an entirely new class in the auto industry called pony cars, with the Mustang’s styling of long hood and short deck proving highly popular among enthusiasts. The 1969 Mustang features more body heft with an increased body length and width than the other Mustangs, and it was also the first model to use quad headlamps. The 1969 Ford Mustangs were available in hardtop, sports roof and convertible 2-door versions. The 1969 features a number of V8 engine variants, with 3-speed or 4-speed transmission options.
1970 Plymouth Barracuda
The Barracuda was manufactured by Plymouth division of Chrysler from 1964-1974. The 1970 version was built on the E-body platform which is a wider and shorter model of the company’s B platform. Three variants of the 1970 Cuda were available: the base Barracuda (BH), luxury grand coupe (BP) and the sport model (BS). In the Fast and Furious 6, the sport model or Cuda version were used. It sports a 335bhp standard engine and available in 3 and 4-speed variants.
1970 Ford Escort RS2000
The Ford Escort, considered a small family car, was manufactured by Ford in Britain and Germany between 1968 and 2000. As an alternative to the RS1600, a rally version of the Escort which sports a Kent engine block and a 16-valve Cosworth cylinder head, Ford released the RS2000. It features a 2.0L Pinto engine and has won several rallies and racing victories.
1971 Jensen Interceptor
Built at West Bromwich near Birmingham, the Jensen Interceptor is a GT-class car hand-built by Jensen Motors between 1966 and 1976. It boasts a Chrysler V8 440ci engine at its core, with 305bhp and 330bhp variants to choose from. Only 6,408 of these machines were built, and it was available in 2-door, 4-seater hatchback, convertible and coupe versions.
2006 Aston Martin DB9
Launched by Aston Martin in 2004, the Aston Martin DB9 is a grand tourer available both as a coupe and a convertible. It is made largely of aluminum and is the successor to the company’s highly successful DB7. Built on the VH platform also found in the Aston Martin DBS, it boasts a 6.0L V12 engine. It is capable of speeds up to 295kph and can accelerate from 0 to 97kph in 4.1seconds. Aston Martin Racing has since adapted the DB9 for sports racing and has since won several racing events.
2010 BMW M5
The BMW M5 is built by the Motorsport Division of BMW and is considered to be a high-performance version of the BMW 5-series executive car. The E60 M5, introduced in 2005, packs a V10 engine that is a world’s first for production sedans. At the time of its release, the E60 was both the quickest and fastest 4-door sedan in the world. Its features include a wider track, unique body panels, 7-speed SMGIII sequential manual gearbox, color HUD with navigation and automated seat side bolsters. It was the most successful M5, with 20,548 units shipped in its 5-year production run.
2011 Dodge Challenger
The 2011 Dodge Challenger base version features the new Pentastar V6 engine rated at 305bhp and features cylinder deactivation and dual variable valve timing. Aesthetically, the bottom grille cutout was flipped upside down, and the new SRT8’s chin spoiler was enlarged for more downforce. Either a 5-speed shiftable automatic or a 6-speed manual transmission variant is available. Chrysler approximates a quarter mile sprint of the Challenger at 12.4seconds.
2012 Dodge Charger SRT
The Dodge Charger is an American automobile manufactured by the Dodge division of Chrysler. There have been several different Dodge vehicles, built on three different platforms and sizes, all bearing the Charger nameplate. The name is generally associated with a performance model in the Dodge range; however, it has also adorned subcompact hatchbacks, full-sized sedans, and personal luxury coupes. For the 2012 SRT8 version, the Charger adopts the 6.4L Hemi V8 that debuted in the Challenger SRT8 392, capable of making 465bhp and 465lb-ft of torque. It is clocked to sprint from 0-60mph in 4.8seconds.
2012 Nissan GT-R
Between 1969 and 1974, and again between 1989 and 2002, Nissan produced a high performance version of its Skyline range called the Nissan Skyline GT-R. This car proved to be iconic for Nissan and achieved much fame and success on road and track. The Nissan GT-R, although no longer carrying the “Skyline” badge, has heritage in the Nissan Skyline GT-R. The 2012 Nissan GT-R, which is the third and latest iteration of the Nissan flagship, sprints from 0-62mph in 2.8seconds and sports a 3.8L engine that boasts 24mpg fuel economy.
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