The car featured in the first opening scenes of ‘Tokyo Drift’ is one of the most iconic cars on the road. The Monte Carlo was a massive success for General Motors and one of the longest-running nameplates of all time (via Ranker).
The 1970s models have been creeping up in value recently. Slap a brand new LSX engine into one of these, and you have a car that can compete with a Chevelle for thousands less.
Another car fabricated just for these movies was the Flip Car. Take a look at the metal tubing of the design, and you’d think this was something out of a Monster Garage episode (via Ranker).
This wasn’t just a car made for movies, though, as this performance is for real. The look and feel of the car is a knockout example of engineering done right, and you’ll still see this car on display from time to time.
There are dozens of rare one-off exotic sports cars in the world, and every so often we get to see one. The Lykan HyperSport is a beautiful exotic car built by a company in the United Arab Emirates (via Ranker).
It was designed with help from Italian engineers, which is why it has a lot of Ferrari flavoring. The car never went into mass production, and there are only a few examples still on the road today.
The F-150 SVT Lightning is one of the most iconic pickup trucks of the 1990s. The truck was featured in the first ‘Fast and The Furious’ movie as Brian drove for his job (via Ranker).
The F-150 Lightning was discontinued shortly after this movie became a hit, and the resale values for these trucks have continued to rise. When it comes to a tire-squealing good time, you can’t go wrong with the Lightning.
There are quite a few notable sports cars that have come out of Britain, but the Jensen Interceptor is the most notable. This was one of the first British sports cars to be featured in ‘The Fast and The Furious’ franchise (via Ranker).
The Jensen Interceptor featured in the movies was heavily modified, of course, with a lot of new styling. The noteworthy thing about the vehicle is that it is dubbed a “grand tourer” and has become notable in recent years.
When you hear the Ford Escort name, you automatically think of that cheap compact car from the 1990s that your teacher used to drive. But around the world, the Escort is a much more renowned name that had a fair amount of luck in the rally scene (via Motor Trend).
The Escort MK I is particularly renowned for its excellent performance and driving dynamics. When it comes to excellent engineering, Ford pulled out all the stops for this car, which is why it was featured in the movies.
There aren’t many cars that are the fastest in the world, but the 2010 Koenigsegg CCXR is one of them. Beyond the drop-dead gorgeous design of the car, it is also one of the most over-engineered vehicles on the road (via Motor Trend).
Even Jay Leno owns one of these and showcased it on his show. The 2010 Koenigsegg CCXR was largely a stock model and that’s alright. We don’t think the 2010 Koenigsegg CCXR has anything else to prove.
The original Corvette models are for more than just looking at, as the 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Sting Ray is a beautiful example of great engineering. The 1966 Corvette Grand Sport Sting Ray has also become one of the most coveted models on the road (via Motor Trend).
GM has introduced various renditions of the Sting Ray over the years, but the 1966 Grand Sport Sting Ray is the car that started it all. The model featured in ‘The Fast and The Furious’ was quite the showcase.
When Porsche released the Cayman, there were some reservations among the Porsche community. The traditional Porsche enthusiasts felt the company was drifting from its original purpose (via Motor Trend).
But here we are two decades later, and now we have the Porsche Cayman. The beautiful car was featured in the most recent ‘Fast and The Furious’ movies, and it is one of the fastest production models on the road.
You can’t have a ‘Fast and The Furious’ movie without a true Mopar muscle car, and the 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T is that car. The orange example shown here was featured in ‘2 Fast 2 Furious’ and showcases everything we love about this car (via Motor Trend).
Even in its stock form, the Dodge Challenger R/T was a beautiful car that offered great performance. The 1970 Challenger R/T is an example of what the movie franchise did right, with certain models included.
Naturally, if we’re talking about Mopar muscle cars, we also have to showcase some Chevrolet models from the movies. The 1969 Yenko Camaro SYC is another great muscle car featured in the franchise (via Motor Trend).
The unique look of the car and the one-of-a-kind styling have made it an iconic part of GM heritage. The 1969 Yenko Camaro SYC is a first-generation Camaro, and as such comes the prestige of the Camaro brand name.
This Mustang was one of the most unique aspects of ‘The Fast and The Furious’ franchise because in the movie it has a JDM engine swap. This Mustang is the car passed down to Lucas from his father (via Motor Trend).
You’ll seldom see one of these on the road in Tokyo, so it was a treat to see it in this movie. The car also drives well with the engine swap, and the actual car has been on display in multiple movie archives.
The Gran Torino Sport is one of the most underrated muscle cars from this era, but Ford did a great job with the car. The 1972 Ford Gran Torino Sport featured in ‘The Fast and The Furious’ franchise was a stellar example of engineering done right (via Motor Trend).
The 1972 Ford Gran Torino Sport featured in this movie was one of the most astonishing muscle cars that hit the market. The unique look of the Gran Torino made it a hidden gem in the muscle car world.
You can’t have a movie about fast cars and action without the Ford GT40, the beautiful supercar from Detroit. There have been multiple renditions of the Ford GT40 over the years, but this model is perhaps one of the most notable (via Motor Trend).
There was a short period when Ford sold this car to the public, and it has since become a collector’s item. The GT40 is a car designed to win races, so naturally driving is an exhilarating experience.
If the Ferrari FXX looks familiar, that’s because most of the car is based on the Ferrari Enzo. With that in mind, you probably will wonder how a car as rare as the Enzo ended up in a movie like ‘The Fast and The Furious’ (via Motor Trend).
Well, the Ferrari FXX was a knock-off car designed specifically for the movie. This car was a replica model and not a true Ferrari by any stretch of the imagination. Nevertheless, it’s still a cool Ferrari.
The Mopar-powered muscle cars from this era are some of the most iconic vehicles on the road. This is why the Charger Daytona is a notable muscle car that distinguishes muscle and performance (via Motor Trend).
The Charger Daytona featured in the movie had a beautiful cherry paint job. The customizations were kept to a minimum, which lent the car to have a unique look that’s hard to find today.
The second-generation Camaro was released at a strange time for the automotive brand. The 1973 Chevrolet Camaro RS-Z28 F-Bomb is a unique-looking muscle car featured in the movie series (via Motor Trend).
The F-Bomb paint job definitely stands out, but this car does more than just look good, it also performs well. This is probably the most underrated generation of the Camaro and the one that you should keep an eye out for.
Mopar was on a roll during the muscle car era, and the 1970 Plymouth Barracuda is another well-known muscle car. Just the sound of the tailpipes and the unique styling of the Barracuda make it a unique offering (via Motor Trend).
The Barracuda model featured in the Fast and The Furious movies was unique for having a one-of-a-kind paint job and various performance upgrades. There is no doubt that Vin Diesel’s taste went into the creation of this one.
When it comes to supercars, there is no doubt that the McLaren brand is one of the most well-known. But the 2017 McLaren 720S certainly takes the cake when it comes to being the cream of the crop (via Motor Trend).
The 2017 McLaren 720S was one of the fastest cars in the world. Holding that title is a pretty unique distinction. Although the film has moved away from tuner cars, to the dismay of fans, you can’t help but admire the 720S.
There is no denying that ‘The Fast and The Furious franchise’ has moved way upmarket with the cars. The 2018 Noble M600 is a hand-built British sports car that offers some of the best performance in the world (via Motor Trend).
With a beautiful plum paint job and a one-of-a-kind styling, the 2018 Noble M600 is a stellar sports car, to say the least. The 4.4 L (4,414 cc) Volvo/Yamaha B8444S twin-turbocharged V8 will smile on anyone’s face.
The Charger has become the sports sedan everyone wants to own. The 2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat was the pinnacle of performance for the SRT group when it was released, and the car has remained quite popular (via Motor Trend).
The Hellcat is a noteworthy car with some of the best performance seen in any Dodge model. There have been many unique muscle cars that have hit the market over the past couple of years, but the Hellcat is one of the best.
The Acura NSX was a groundbreaking car that took everything to the next level. The 2018 Acura NSX completely changed the way the previous model performed and looked on the track (via Motor Trend).
The car is a modern rendition of the storied classic that made the brand stand out in the early 1990s. There is no denying that you couldn’t have a real ‘Fast and The Furious’ movie without featuring the NSX.