The Fast And Furious franchise has enjoyed major success ever since its earliest films; it continues to bomb the box office until now with its later films. Along the way, the franchise has recruited big-time actors such as the likes of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Jason Statham. Now ultra-star studded, the cast of The Fast And Furious are apparently still working on finishing up their latest film. The late Paul Walker is still being honored in the films wholeheartedly. Rest in peace, you legend. As the storylines get more epic, the cars get increasingly interesting as well. I think it's safe to say that as the cast is exposed to peculiar vehicles, their affinity for cars grows in time.
This isn't to say that all the cars that the characters own in real life are remarkable - no, no. As expected, they have varying thoughts on different cars and one might not like the other. We normal, non-famous blokes have our opinions as well on whether their cars are nice or not. With the magnitude of success, these actors have seen, they most probably have been rewarded with a hefty dollar value for their efforts. With that said, they can easily choose whatever car they want to drive or buy for themselves! I'm sure they have their reasons; some readers might find a few cars in the second half surprising.
25 Love To Own: Jason Statham – Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
Jason has been in the game for quite some time now amassing what we think is a fortune already from his numerous leading roles in a number of films. One of his notable automotive purchases is his F12 Berlinetta, which costs a whopping $400,000 (excluding options, so that would easily get to half a million bucks if he didn’t get stingy with his accessories).
The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is one of the most powerful V12 supercars Ferrari has made with about 730 horses to the crank which can accelerate from a standstill to 60 mph in a little over 3 seconds.
24 Love To Own: Tyrese Gibson – Maserati Gran Turismo
Maserati to Ferrari is like what Audi is to BMW, not quite there yet but they have their own style and they are working it. With that said, this by no means is us saying that the Maserati Gran Turismo isn’t a great car.
The Gran Turismo has all the bells and whistles of a typical Italian Grand Tourer, consumers can get it as a 2-door coupe or as a convertible. The convertible might be the way to go here, as there is nothing like driving through winding roads of the countryside with the wind in your hair.
23 Love To Own: Paul Walker – BMW E30 M3
There is as much to say about the BMW E30 M3 as there is to say about Paul Walker. He had an exquisite and diverse taste in automobiles that just pressed all the buttons for gear heads such as ourselves.
The E30 M3 is already an amazing car straight from the factory but it still has a lot of potential that tuners can exploit; this means that the E30 M3 can become quite a capable track car! Take a quick look at clips from the Nurburgring and you will surely find an E30 there after a few seconds.
22 Love To Own: Paul Walker – Nissan Skyline R34 GTR V-Spec
Paul Walker's R34 GT-R is a legend in and of its own. Car enthusiasts can recognize it from a mile away and this particular car has so much history behind it considering it was owned by one of the most prominent figures in automotive pop culture.
The RB26 engine is what gives the R34 its signature turbo flutters that are just music to our ears. Paul's Skyline was up for grabs at an auction not so long ago, along with a few of the cars from his personal collection.
21 Love To Own: Tyrese Gibson – Voltron Rebel Jeep
A fan favorite of the Fast and Furious franchise, Tyrese Gibson is a charismatic and hilarious guy on and off the screen. He ain’t no slouch too, as he is a major investor in an automotive manufacturing company called Voltron Motors, which specializes in modifying Jeep Wranglers to almost comical lengths.
Believe it or not, people are actually buying Voltron Motors’ creations. Tyrese drives a Voltron Motors Jeep Wrangler on the regular as well. He has a deep appreciation for his company’s handiwork, it seems.
20 Love To Own: Paul Walker – Porsche 930 Turbo
Porsche's first turbocharged 911 model was the 930 Turbo. It was dubbed the "Widow Maker" because some of the esteemed gentlemen behind the wheels at the time could not handle the 930 Turbo's power, combined with the rear-engine set up that gave a rather violent snap back after attacking a corner. This resulted in a few crashes - hence, the nickname.
Ironically, Paul Walker's eventful last ride was in a Porsche as well. Porsche enthusiasts from all around the world find the 930 Turbo to be an extremely collectible vehicle.
19 Love To Own: Sung Kang – Datsun 240Z
Sung Kang's character in the Fast And Furious franchise was a fan favorite. Unfortunately he was written off much to the disappointment of the die-hard followers of the movies. Looks like George RR Martin is not the only one who knows how to give an ending to a character.
Sang completely rebuilt this particular Datsun 240Z to his liking; considering the amount of cash he made acting in the Fast And Furious movies, we can pretty much bet that the budget was unlimited for this build.
18 Love To Own: Bow Wow – Bentley Continental GT
An age-old question for the elite and the members of the upper echelon of society is whether Rolls Royce is better than Bentley. Bow Wow certainly does not think so and normies such as ourselves will probably never know (apart from the reviews of their cars we'll find on the internet).
The rapper-turned-actor is another fan favorite of the Fast And Furious Franchise; more specifically, Tokyo Drift. He definitely knows how to splurge, as rappers tend to be good at, since the Bentley Continental GT goes for hundreds of thousands of dollars.
17 Love To Own: Charlize Theron - Lexus RX 400H
There is no denying that Charlize Theron is a high caliber actress; her Oscar can testify to that. Charlize is a late addition to the Fast And Furious gang; she’s the lead antagonist of the latest FAF movie, The Fate Of The Furious.
Her amazing performances don’t just stop at the big screen; they extend to her role as a mother to both of her children. Her car of choice is the Lexus RX 400H, a luxury crossover SUV that would be a great pick for any family man – or woman in this case.
16 Love To Own: Tony Jaa – Lamborghini Aventador
Probably every single person who knows a thing or two about cars also knows what kind of vehicles Lamborghini build. They stay true to the stereotypical flamboyance and flare that foreign supercars inherently have, and Lamborghini does not come short of that at all.
Tony Jaa is sort of the go-to guy for Hollywood producers if they want to have fight scenes that entertain. This led Tony to garner quite a bit of cash for himself, enough to buy himself a nice Lamborghini Aventador.
15 Love To Own: Jason Statham – Aston Martin DBS
Yet another wonderful automobile from Jason Statham’s personal collection, the Aston Martin DBS is an impeccable supercar made by the Brits – it seems Agent 007 is not the only one who likes his cars British.
This beast of a car simply oozes luxury and elegance, and of course, it doesn’t hurt to put in an overpowered V12 engine in it, right? Jason has been seen driving his DBS in a simple t-shirt, but you can be sure that he goes to posh events in his DBS wearing a tailored tuxedo as well.
14 Love To Own: Vin Diesel – Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen
There is no SUV from any other German car manufacturer that could even compete with the prowess of the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen. Some see it as a precious social status vehicle, but Vin Diesel would rather drive his G-Wagen daily, without a care in the world.
This SUV’s history as a military car has definitely aged extremely well given the fact that much of the design has remained unchanged from its first debut. Many outstanding personalities all around the globe choose the G-Wagen because of its no-nonsense styling and unblemished performance.
13 Love To Own: Ludacris – Ferrari F430
Another rapper-turned-actor in the Fast And Furious franchise is, of course, Ludacris; fans absolutely love him and the humor he brings on screen. He is one of the actors that was in one of the early Fast And Furious movies.
Ludacris plays this smart-talking, skilled mechanic who can go toe to toe with Tyrese Gibson’s character in friendly banter. Being surrounded by friends (or as Dom would have it – FAMILY) that have an excellent penchant for cars did Ludacris some good, as he drives a beautiful Ferrari F430.
12 Love To Own: Dwayne Johnson – Pagani Huayra
After his stint as a professional wrestler in WWE, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s career has evolved and grew exponentially basically turning him into an A-list celebrity. The Rock has since starred in multiple blockbusters, which certainly helped his efforts on being one of the biggest action stars in Hollywood today.
Pagani is reserved only for the elite and Dwayne definitely checks that box out. His Huayra is something to behold, indeed. Nobody is actually surprised that his taste in cars has reached hypercar territory.
11 Love To Own: Ja Rule – Lamborghini Murcielago
Ja Rule played a side character in the very first Fast And Furious movie; producers wanted him for another time for 2 Fast 2 Furious, but he declined the offer (probably thinking he was bigger than a movie about cars since his producing gig was making him so much more dough).
His Lamborghini Murcielago is the fruit of Ja’s relatively successful career. If he can afford an Italian supercar then he certainly is prospering. His absence in the 2nd installment of the FAF franchise paved the way for Ludacris’ entry in the FAMILY.
10 Dud: Paul Walker – Ford Bronco
A person in the right state of mind should own at least one big, practical SUV no matter how fond of sporty and high-performance sedans he/she is. This is true for the late Paul Walker, who had a Ford Bronco (in his massive car collection).
His Bronco was stolen mere hours before he met his unfortunate faith in a Porsche Carrera GT among others. It’s reported that Paul loved his Bronco even more than some of the fast cars he owned.
9 Dud: Tyrese Gibson – Ford Expedition
Tyrese is known for his wisecracks on screen and making his fellow actors laugh off the screen. He’s pretty much a chill guy and what a chill guy needs is a chill ride, like a mundane Ford Expedition.
Yes, he has a Maserati, but one would never use it every single day – have you even seen the potholes in the streets of Los Angeles?! It’s a living nightmare and having to maneuver an expensive supercar around potholes is not a therapeutic thing to go through, to say the least.
8 Dud: Ludacris – 1993 Acura Legend
Aside from a Ferrari F430, Ludacris drives a 1993 Acura Legend as well. It seems he went from one end of the spectrum to the other with this one, but he said that the Acura he has is still his favorite.
Before he was Ludacris, the actor, he was simply Chris Bridges with dreams of being a big rapper some day. Acura recognized his devotion to the 1993 Acura Legend and the company completely restored his car from top to bottom as a gesture of appreciation.
7 Dud: Gal Gadot – Mini Cooper
One would think that a tiny Mini Cooper is the complete polar opposite of the big trucks Gal is used to seeing in the Israeli Defense Forces. Her part in the fourth installment of the Fast And Furious was her first real big break, way before she even got to thinking about playing Wonder Woman.
In the sixth FAF movie, she was written off by the screenwriters. Their choice of departure for the beautiful Gal Gadot – a grave fall off a moving jumbo jet.
6 Dud: Ronda Rousey – Honda Accord LX
Way before Ronda Rousey was kicking butts inside the octagon, she was struggling to make ends meet since she didn’t make it big as an MMA fighter yet. At one point, Ronda was even forced to live in her Honda Accord for a brief time to save up for rent.
Her stint as a bodyguard in Furious Seven was well-received by film critics and fans alike, suffice it to say she did a good job. Ronda’s Accord was put up for auction and sold for $21,000 (still full of her belongings and some UFC memorabilia).
5 Dud: Michelle Rodriguez – Toyota Prius
The early Toyota Prius was not too great, like every other first-generation electric car from different manufacturers, but advances in technology have brought the Prius line back to life.
Michelle Rodriguez is right at the center of it all; she plays Letty Ortiz, an integral part in every storyline of the Fast And Furious franchise, and she is Dominic Toretto’s (Vin Diesel) love interest.
4 Dud: Charlize Theron – Range Rover
We are seeing sort of a trend here with Charlize Theron’s choice in cars. The South African Oscar-winning actress certainly likes her SUV’s luxurious and spacious. She can definitely afford a fast, adrenaline rush-inducing sports car if she wants to, but she’d rather not and she has her reasons.
Range Rovers are not known for their exceedingly high build quality; quite the opposite in fact. Modern Range Rovers suffer from a few electronic hiccups here and there but Charlize probably doesn’t mind that minor issue anyway.
3 Dud: Elsa Pataky – Acura MDX
There is so much about Elsa Pataky that makes her an interesting woman. Perhaps her Spanish charms were too much for Chris Hemsworth to resist as they are married with three children. Elsa’s character, Elena Neves, in the Fast And Furious franchise is developed thoroughly with the intimate relationship between her and Dominic Toretto.
In real life, she drives an Acura MDX that fits her family-oriented lifestyle quite well. No excitement there but what the MDX lacks in thrills, it totally makes up for in comfort, luxury, and practicality.
2 Dud: Kurt Russell – Audi A8
Audi builds excellent road cars that your family dentist or a 45-year-old veterinarian would buy themselves as a birthday treat. Don’t get me wrong, the Audi A8 is a wonderful vehicle fit for the easy going, and Kurt Russell recognizes this.
Unfortunately, Kurt does not get to drive all the good stuff his co-stars do on screen, but we would imagine it does not bother him, not even in the slightest. Mr. Russell can definitely buy a bonkers supercar for himself – he is, after all, Hollywood nobility.
1 Dud: Vin Diesel – GMC Yukon
In the movies, Vin Diesel’s character has an emphasis on the word FAMILY; it seems Dominic Toretto is just obsessed with the word. Vin is not much of a fast and furious guy on the road in real life, he’s more like a cool dad who goes to his children’s soccer practice and mingle with the other soccer parents out there.
He needs a proper vehicle for his endeavors, like the GMC Yukon he owns; it’s all things a simple FAMILY man would like in an SUV.
Sources: Hotcars.com, Vibe.com, Motorautority.com, Youtube.com