Check Out The Prices Of Your Favorite Fast and Furious Cars
These Fast and Furious cars might be more affordable than you thought
Ask any car enthusiast which movie franchise was, and still is, the biggest of them all and you’ll probably be told nothing comes close to Fast & Furious. Well, there’s validity to the claim since Fast & Furious was actually the first movie franchise to feature highly tuned cars competing in illegal street car races and later in breathtaking stunts that left most of us on the edge of our seats for the entire duration of the movie. The action was great, the cast legendary but it was the cars that stole the show. It is therefore quite normal for a petrolhead to wonder how much the 1970 Dodge Charger Vin Diesel rode in the movie and the rest of the Fast and Furious Cars actually cost.
You may even be asking yourself if it is possible to lay your hands on one of the JDM Honda Civics that featured prominently in Fast & Furious. If you harbor dreams of owning any of these tuned sports monsters, better keep in mind that the cars have a much higher price tag than their original versions. To make matters clearer, let’s take a moment to check out a few specs of the Fast & Furious rides, and their prices.
We all remember the Mitsubishi Evo Paul Walker drove in Too Fast Too Furious. Who would forget the car when it was the first Evo VII featured in the movie? You may even call it a great promotional technique despite the fact that the car’s acting career ended when Walker spun it out of control.
The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution has a 5-speed manual gearbox and an engine with 280 PS or 276 Hp output. You can get it at $39,995 which is quite fair given that the car has only done 800 miles, is a Furious movie car, and you can legally register and drive it on our roads. The price is actually not far off from what you’d pay for an original EVO.
1967 Ford Mustang
The fastback featured in “Tokyo Drift” was made from the skeleton of a 1967 Ford Mustang. It was not easy to bolt a full Nissan Skyline GT-R engine into the 1967 model. The exercise took the automakers around 2 years. They used a 430-inch Windsor motor and a spool with close to 500 horsepower.
They even had to remove the headlights to give the front mounted intercooler sufficient air supply. Further enhancements included pro racing seats, better brakes, a rear roll cage, and 7 spoke wheels. All the Mustangs used the filming remained intact. None was damaged and it wasn’t long before enthusiasts began investing from $16,000 to $25,000 to lay their hands on such cars. Five of the six Mustangs found buyers in Southern California, on the Recycler and, of course, eBay.
It was only fair to include the Honda S2000 in the Furious car pool due to its popularity just before the release of Too Fast Too Furious. We all remember how graceful Suki’s ride, the fiery pink AP1 S2000, looked.
However, despite its numerous appearances in the movie, the car’s hot color didn’t leave much impact among Honda fans. For those who love a lowered suspension and an attention-grabbing body kit, feel free to spend around $25,000 on that S2000. It has a few noteworthy performance upgrades including a Comptech supercharger, an AP2 engine modification, and lots of other useful performance upgrades.
Tokyo Drift’s Mazda RX 7
Whatever happened to the Fast & Furious Mazda RX can only be left to speculation. However, a quick research unearthed a perfect replica being sold in Belgium for around $47,500.
Furious 6’s 1970 Ford Escort RS1600
In case you didn’t know, the Ford Escort RS1600 is a small car powered by the best engine ever invented by Cosworth and Ford. The tiny car was first launched in 1969. Most of them came with very small 4-cylinder 1.1 to 1.3-liter overhead valve engines. The small engines had low compression and less horsepower but higher torque than most cars.
It was actually a half-pint muscle car similar to the 69 Camaros. What made the car legendary was the role it played in Furious 6. How can anyone forget the stunt where the car does a huge over the highway divider somewhere in the Canary Islands? The stunt was breathtaking but unfortunately, it wrecked the car completely so won’t be seeing it on sale ever. You can nevertheless pay your nearest Ford dealer a visit if you are keen on driving an Escort.
1969 Dodge Daytona
The 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona has a long nose and a very high rear wing which doesn’t make it a fine race car. Its 6-figure price is another hindrance. However, the movie’s car coordinator, Dennis McCarthy, took the challenge head on and modified the Daytona with a shorter nose, lowered the rear wing, and set it on 18-inch wheels with 275 and 315/40R18 tires. He also ensured most of the parts used in the car were standardized to facilitate easier servicing and availability of spares. Torreto’s Daytona also benefitted from GM’s 6.2 liter LS3 V8 engine with 430 hp. You can own the Daytona today at a minimum of $125,000 as an initial bid.
The Mitsubishi Eclipse makes a grand entrance in the movie with Paul Walker behind the wheel in the first racing scene. It is a popular car in the Hollywood car history which is why every car enthusiast recognizes it as soon as it enters the scene. Today, there are only four cars that were made for the role and still managed to survive. The first one, which was the hero of the movie, goes for more than $130,000. The second one, which was only used to take interior shots, is not actually a car because it doesn’t have wheels while the 3rd and 4th models played the role of simple stunts. None of the cars suffered serious damage and were even used in the Too Fast Too Furious movie. They were bought by Volo Auto Museum who later sold them to their fans.
1970 Dodge Charger RT
Many of us will admit to having fallen for Vin Diesel’s ride, the 1970 Dodge Charger RT. If you haven’t gotten over it, the good news is that the car is still available for sale at Volo Auto Museum in Illinois. The car has benefitted from even more additions such as a larger bonnet scoop, a racing steering wheel, and modified interior and exterior decals. You’ll, however, need to have a fat bank account to own the car as it goes for $149,998, which is far much higher than the standard version.
The initial Toyota Supra Stunt Car
If you are interested in the original 1993 Supra stunt car that featured in Fast & Furious 1, then you better know that it was on sale last May at the Indianapolis Mecum auction with a price tag of $185,000. You may also want to know that the car is powered by a 3.0 liter 2JZ GE inline engine connected to a 5-speed gearbox. It has a Bomex body kit, Dazz wheels, large APR rear wing, and wild modern graphics.
Tokyo Drift’s Nissan 350Z
Most of the Z cars are known for simple drivetrains designed from a torque 6-cylinder engine at the nose of the car that sends power to the rear. The 2003 350Z has the same drivetrain powered by a large 3.5 liter V-6 VQ35DE engine with an output of 287 hp and 274 lb-ft of torque. Well, that’s what you would call a power plant inspiration but with a turbocharged boost that elevates output to 430 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque, you get a truly furious racing machine. The car was tested by a team of specialists who found that it could make 0 to 60 in 5.7 seconds and do the famous quarter-mile in 13.2 seconds hurtling at 114.8 miles per hour. In short, the customized Z car accelerates to 60 several tenths faster than the standard version.
It is therefore quite understandable why at a price of $232,725 the Z is even more expensive than Paul Walker’s Toyota Supra that was put up for sale at just $185,000. While Walker’s ride was actually a set piece, what matters more here is what lies beneath the hood.
R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R
Several GT-Rs used in the movie were completely wrecked except Paul Walker’s R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R that everyone considers the hero. It’s the only one that’s still in full working condition. The car is powered by RB26 twin-turbocharged straight-six engine with an output of 550 horsepower. It is further kitted with Volk racing wheels, a Turbonetics intercooler, lowering springs body modifications and much more. Its mileage is just slightly above 3,700 miles which is probably why this fast and furious car has been valued at between $817,000 and $5.4 million. The old adage about those who ask the price not being able to afford it seems quite appropriate in this case.