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 The Fast And The Furious 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 were 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.
1971 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R
In “Fast Five,” Brian O’Conner buys a 1971 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R, the first of all Skyline models to receive the GT-R treatment. The Skyline GT-R sported a 2.0L DOHC straight six that produced 160 HP from the factory. While not a major part of the film or wider Fast and Furious franchise, its presence was welcome by fans of classic Japanese sports sedans. These babies can go for around $120,000 to over $250,000!
1969 Yenko Camaro
A ’69 Yenko Camaro is won by Brian O’Conner in 2 Fast 2 Furious after a race for pinks against some bad dudes. The Yenko’s utilized in later in the film to outrun the police. Through the 1960s Yenko Chevrolet of Cannonsburg, PA was the preeminent tuner of Chevys, modifying Camaros and even Corvairs. The car used in the film was a replica, as Yenko Camaros sell at auction for around $300,000.
1987 Buick GNX
A 1987 Buick GNX was chosen for a tanker truck heist in the fourth film by Dominic Toretto . The GNX was most powerful of the turbo Buicks, powered by a turbocharged, 3.8L V-6 rated at 245 HP. It’s been suggested that the horsepower from the factory could have been higher than stated, as Buick engineers were working simultaneously on the Buick V-6 Indy engine that produced 850 HP. With just about 1000 GNX Buicks built, no volunteers stepped forward to sacrifice their car. Instead seven Grand Nationals disguised as GNXs were used in filming. Top of the range GNX models can go for as much as $165,000 and over!
1969 Jensen Interceptor
In Fast and Furious 6 Letty Ortiz drives a highly-modified, matte-gray Jensen Interceptor. Intended as a Grand Tourer that could eat kilometers of motorways/autoroutes/autobahn at a clip, Jensen installed Chrysler V-8s and Torqueflite transmissions to make long drives slip past smoothly. In the film the Jensen engages with a Dodge Charger Daytona in a race around London. You can generally find these bad boys for around £32,000 – which is about $42k in American.
1962 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
This beauty is featured in the fifth installment of the series. The Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport is driven off a speeding train, bounces off a cliff before going submarine. Purchasing a real Grand Sport roadster would run to at least $5 million, and since there are only two it’s unlikely the owner would part with it. So clearly stunt doubles were called for. In total Chevrolet built 5 Grand Sport Corvettes, all initially coupes but two were later converted to roadster configuration. One was purchased and raced by Roger Penske, who would go on to win 15 Indy 500s as a team owner.
1973 Chevrolet Camaro F-Bomb
Think of the F-Bomb Camaro as a thought exercise from the brain of Hot Rod magazine editor David Freiburger. He built the F-Bomb out of a 1973 Camaro (F-Body, get it?) to determine just how much you can modify a car before it becomes illegal for street use, and then drop it back a notch. The result is a twin-turbocharged, 1500 HP pea-soup green monster that Fast & Furious director Justin Lin replicated, having Dominic Toretto drive the F-Bomb replica near the end of the film. The replica sold back in 2010 for a wild $39,998.
It was only fair to include the Honda S2000 in the Fast and Furious cars list 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-7 can only be left to speculation. However, a quick research unearthed a perfect replica being sold in Belgium for around $47,500.
Tokyo Drift 1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Talking of Tokyo Drift, the Chevrolet Monte Carlo from the movie was sold on eBay for a a staggering $81,700. But guess what? It’s back on the auction block once more with a much lower $49,000 asking price. This is big! First of all, because it was the leading jump car in the movie. Secondly, Universal isn’t releasing Fast Furious cars to the public anymore. To make it a one of a kind, the creator of this piece of art on wheels, Dennis McCarthy, has signed the hood of the car. He has been the brains behind all the other vehicles in the franchise. According to the eBay ad, the car is documented by ‘Universal Studios’. There is also certification available for it. If you want a real car from the Fast and Furious movies, this might be your only way to get one.
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.
Bonus: What About The 400+ horsepower 2013 Mitsubishi EVO used in “Furious 7”?
This Fast and Furious Evo has a special father son twist, its capable of over 400 horsepower on E05 gas, and was built by a 24 year old.
We all love seeing expensive cars going fast and ripping up the asphalt the way we wish we could, but that’s a fantasy world that most of us will never realize. However you may be in for a surprise as you learn that the owner of this highly customized car drives it every day even though it’s now part of the iconic Fast and Furious movie cars.
Our father son story begins in the Northeast a few years ago as Ralph Gold was a muscle car guy who dreamed of building and customizing cars. During the late 70’s and early 80’s Ralph ran a custom auto shop near Chicago, IL and began to earn a good reputation as the go-to guy for all your specialized work. His shop did everything from sunroofs, T-tops, to custom stereo installs. As time marched on he decided to move to California to settle down and raise a family. After his son Ryan was born and began to play with hot-wheels and have mock car shows, Ralph knew his son was going to be a gearhead like him, so he decided it was time to return to his first love and that was customizing cars again.
Fast forward a few years and Ralph is now the general manager, co-owner and custom builder at R&R Motorworks in Goleta, CA and they specialize in Domestic, Japanese, and Muscle Cars. Their shop covers restorations, custom performance and styling upgrades. Their team uses their expertise to make your dreams of owning a unique custom vehicle come true.
Young Ryan is now vice president of operations and according to his dad, the mastermind behind the 2013 Mitsubishi Evolution (EVO) that we now know was used in the filming of the newest Fast and Furious movie “Furious 7”. The exact details are not know yet, but the HBO first look feature “Making of Furious 7” running this week revealed that the car was indeed seen in at least one scene of the movie. They were waiting on pins and needles as Ralph put it to see if their car would even be used for any filming. Let’s take a look and see why the car is gaining all the attention:
R&R Motorworks 2013 Mitsubishi EVO Specs:
Power plant: 2.0-liter (4 cylinder) 4B11T; ETS intake; ETS upper intercooler piping; ETS lower intercooler piping; ETS 3.5″ intercooler; ETS test pipe; ETS V2 exhaust; Tomei downpipe
Drivetrain: CZ4A 5-speed transmission; Torque Solution short shifter; Torque Solution shifter cable bushings; Torque Solution hate selector pivot bushing
Engine Management: Cobb EBCS; Cobb V3 Accesport; Cobb Protune
Chassis: Fortune Auto coil overs; Whiteline rear camber arms; Whiteline rear sway bar; Whiteline solid rear end links; Whiteline roll center adjust; Whiteline front control arm bushings; Whiteline solid front caster bushings; Autopower roll cage
Brakes: Brembo 6-piston brake kit
Wheels & tires: CCW Classics race version 18×10.5 +10 polished lips 2″/2.5″ brushed faces; Bf Goodrich G-force ProComp 2. Size: 255/40/18’s
Exterior: Varis V2 front bumper; Varis V2 front lip; Varis V2 canards; Black Top Aero carbon fiber rear valences; Voltex Type 5 carbon fiber spoiler; 305mm wing risers; Chargespeed Type 1 side skirts; JDM style taillights; Chargespeed front over fenders; Hella horns; Cusco shorty antenna; vinyl wrapped in Porsche’s Rivera Blue
Interior: Recaro SPG driver side seat; Recaro Pole Position passenger side seat; OEM Navigation n-05; Works Bell steering wheel hub; Works Bell quick release; Nardi 350mm Deep Corn; Powered By Max adjustable shift knob; rear seat delete
At only 24 years old Ryan has already built many customized rides that have gained some major attention and he revealed to us that the EVO has been auto crossed some and he estimates the speed from zero to 60 mph to be in the 4.0 second flat range. However, with all the special features the car has it is still very drivable. Ralph says “This 2013 EVO gave us a great platform to perform bolt-on’s to and it’s easy to maintain – the car can even be re-flashed (retuned) on the fly”. The car came with 220 horsepower from the factory and makes 345 horsepower on pump gas and a staggering 400+ on E85 gas.
Another surprising feature of this car is the front bumper, Ryan says “The body kit used on this car is kind of rare, the front bumper is one of approximately four or five manufactured in Japan and it may indeed be the only one in the US”. One thing we know for sure about this amazing build is it’s sure to catch your attention when you see it and I’m certain that’s why the Ryan’s 2013 Mitsubishi EVO was chosen to be used in the movie.
And the price? Well, if you have to ask, then that’s a good indication that you probably can’t afford it. However, given the work that has gone into it and the fact that it stars in one of the most successful movie franchises out there, we’d put a safe guess at around $30,000, give or take.