6 Of The Greatest Cars To Grace The Fast And Furious FranchiseSun 01 January 2017 by Mark James
With Fast and Furious 6, Vin Diesel and friends are set to deliver yet another exhilarating viewing experience for movie goers. Although the focus of the franchise has shifted from racing to action, there is no dearth of exotic cars in the franchises' 6-movie history. Here we count down 6 of the greatest cars to grace the Fast and the Furious franchise.1970 Dodge Charger (The Fast and the Furious)
By the time the first drag race was over, most people knew that The Fast and the Furious was going to be a pretty good movie. However, after the last drag race, people were in love with the film. The moment that ensured that the movie would stick around in people's minds for a long time is when Vin Diesel's Dodge Charger pulls a wheelie off the starting line; hard to find a more fitting testimonial to the power of HEMI.1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R (2 Fast 2 Furious)
The Skyline may not have the most screen time in the movie, but it is most certainly the best car in the film. The Camaro, Charger R/T, Eclipse Spyder and Lancer EVO are all great cars, but they pale in comparison to just how good a Skyline GT-R is. The other racers in their Supras, MX-7s and pink S2000s didn't stand a chance.2002 Nissan Fairlady Z (The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift)
The '67 Mustang is a great car, but the thought of it out-drifting a Japanese-tuned monster is just preposterous. If you are looking for the best car in Tokyo Drift, look no further than the black Nissan Fairlady Z. It is usually the good guys who get the best cars, but this movie makes an exception. The film's antagonist has no problem feathering the throttle and drifting this black beauty around the bends.1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS (Fast & Furious)
Vin Diesel's character, Dominic Toretto, is easily identified as the muscle car enthusiast in the movie. Over the years, Dom has driven some of the finest muscle cars on offer, but few compare to the legendary Chevelle SS in the fourth movie of the franchise. The Chevelle SS has always been considered to be one the most underrated cars of all time, but the movie manages to do the car justice. The '72 Grand Torino just misses out as the Chevelle steals the spotlight.Armet GURKHA (Fast 5)
Strictly speaking, the GURKHA is not your average sports car. However, it is a beast of a machine and a fitting addition to the franchise. When you have a powerful personality like Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson moving around in the barrios of Rio de Janeiro, no muscle or tuner car is good enough. However, the Armet GURKHA, used as a military vehicle in many countries, is just the ride the doctor ordered.1974 Ford Escort RS 2000 MkI (Fast & Furious 6)
When it comes to classic cars, the franchise has exclusively focused on American muscle cars. However, that is to change with Fast & Furious 6. Brian O'Connor (Paul Walker) drives around in one of the first hot-hatches ever made, the legendary Ford Escort RS 2000. The inclusion of this British classic is further proof that no matter how big the stunts and explosions get, cars will always be the central premise of the franchise.
With two more movies already in the pipeline, it'll be interesting to see what other legendary vehicles audiences will get to watch on the silver screen.:
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