The rides featured in the movies are equally fast as they are furious. And if you’ve ever wondered how fast exactly are they. Here are the 10 coolest cars featured in the Fast and Furious franchise, ranked by their top speeds.
101966 Corvette Sting Ray – 140 MPH
With production models having a top speed of 140 mph, Letty’s 1966 Corvette Sting Ray from The Fate of the Furious is one of the cars appearing in iconic chase scenes. Upon its introduction in 1966, it was also a popular car and broke Corvette sales records with 27,720 sold. Its acceleration, good balance and handling made it an instant hit. To get a good model today would cost you anywhere from $50k – $100k plus. Despite being a car from the ’60s, the movie model is fitted with the wide tires that look current.
9Lykan Hypersport – 245 MPH
The iconic scene in Dubai when Dominic and Bryan drive the Lykan Hypersport through a sky skyscraper and jump with it to another is one of the many where the impossible becomes logical in the series. This 245-mph supercar was made in the Dubai based, W Motors, a new company committed to speed and luxury, all you would expect from a supercar from Dubai. With only 7 units made, this model sports a 780-hp twin-turbo engine and does 0-62 mph in 2.9 seconds.
8Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R – 156 MPH
7Dodge Challenger SRT-8 – 182 MPH
Vin Diesel’s character Dominic uses a 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT-8 in Fast and Furious 5 and 6 in iconic scenes that have made the car a legendary part of the franchise. The 2-door coupe has a 6.1 L HEMI V8 engine making about 425 hp. It can do 182 mph. This Challenger paved the way for the new and improved versions like the Hellcat and Demon being sold today. Fast and Furious movies caused a surge in sales of the Challenger, no doubt because we want to be as cool as Dom.
6“Mona Lisa” Nissan Silvia – 145 MPH
Sean Boswell, the protagonist of Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift first arrives in Tokyo and wrecks the Nissan Silvia S15 Spec-S putting him in debt with Han. Because it was Han’s favorite, Bow Wow’s character Twinkie calls it the Mona Lisa. Stock models are fitted with 2L engine, naturally aspirated 4 cylinder that produces 163 hp and goes up to 145 mph. The one used in Tokyo Drift however is packed with RB26 Skyline GT-R engine, C-West body-kit, drifting tires, and is the distinctive blue and orange striped paint.
51994 Toyota Supra Mark IV – 180 MPH
4Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII – 157 MPH
In 2 Fast 2 Furious, Brian drives the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo, giving it legendary status, and skyrocketing demand of the car. The moviemakers imported 4 copies of the Evo, modifying the body, lights and adding the blue LED lights to the undercarriage. Its engine is a 2-liter, 4-cylinder turbocharged inline 4G63 DOHC. It pushes out 280 hp and does 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds speeding trough to a top speed of 157 mph.
31997 Mazda RX-7 – 156 MPH
Han Seoul-Oh’s car in Tokyo Drift the Mazda RX-7 was purchased as a ready tuned and upgraded RX-7 from the Japanese tuning company Veilside. They made modifications that made its performance 306 hp. The Veilside RX-7 could do 0-60 in 5.9 seconds a strange twist is that the stock version does 0-60 in 5.2 and tops-out at 155.3 mph. The coolness of the distinctive orange paint and body kit makes this one rank high on the coolness meter.
21973 Plymouth Barracuda – 114 MPH
Seen in Fast & Furious 6 driven by Dominic and raced by Letty, this car is a memorable part of the franchise in the movie after it becomes Letty’s car in her return in Fast and Furious 6 & 7. The movie’s 1973 Plymouth Barracuda has 500 horsepower from its GM 6.2 LS3 engine. A stock version from that year is also impressive with its 340 CID V8 engine producing 245 horsepower taking it to a top speed of 114 mph.
11970 Dodge Charger R/T – 146 MPH
Dominic and his father built this 1970 Dodge Crarger R/T while he was young, and this car debuts in the first movie, establishing a long line of appearance, being destroyed and re-appearing. On screen the 900 hp pales in comparison to the production model that does 146.0 mph and is powered by a 390-hp V-8. This high performing car could do 0-60 mph, sec: 6.2. They are currently collectible and go for as high as $175k.
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