8. Mitsubishi Lancer EVO VII
One of the most prominent cars from 2 Fast 2 Furious was Brian O’Conner’s Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII. It had a paint scheme like the Eclipse from the first movie, except with a different hue of lime green. In real life, these cars proved themselves virtually everywhere, from rally tracks around the globe to actual illegal races. As such, it just had to be featured in the Fast and Furious franchise. For filming purposes, the production crew built several cars from regular Lancers to look like the EVO VII, while they imported just one actual EVO VII from Europe.
They modified the cars with DAMD body kits, ARC rear wings, Motegi Racing FF5 rims and Toyo tires. The engine of the EVO was a 2L DOHC 16V 4G63 inline-four with added nitrous. While the stock EVO VII had 280 HP to power it, this car probably had more, although there is no clear information regarding that. In 2013 the actual movie car emerged for sale for the “buy it now” price of $39,995. Truth be told, that’s a reasonable price for a car that’s both a movie star from the early F&F era and a high-performance machine in its own right.