The iconic 1968 Dodge Charger driven by Vin Diesel in the closing scene of Fast and the Furious 7 will soon be up for auction. The vehicle boasts plenty of notoriety simply from being a part of the film, but what’s under the hood is certainly impressive as well. Not to mention, purchase comes with a ton of can't-miss special perks.
While the sale comes with stipulations, owning a vehicle like this decked-out hot-rod will definitely gain you some street cred. Affectionately named “Maximus the Ultra Charger” this sporty vehicle comes with an engine capable of churning out 3,000 horsepower. The sale of the vehicle also includes customization to the owner’s specifications - so there’s potential for it to have an even louder roar. The vehicle also holds loads of sentimental value for the entire Fast and Furious crew, which is sure to make owning and driving the vehicle even more of an experience.
While we’re used to cars being created only to be destroyed in the Fast and Furious franchise, this car was created and driven as a tribute to Fast and Furious star Paul Walker, who worked with driver, Vin Diesel, for all six movies in the franchise before passing away. Walker was a car enthusiast and the vehicle was driven in the movie during the closing scene, which paid tribute to him. Alongside the sentimental value it possesses, the car boasts a 9.4L Mopar V8 with two twin-scroll turbochargers and has the ability to reach anywhere between 2,250 and 3,000 horsepower. The exterior is also fully customized with an all-metal wide body and custom wheels. Bidding will take place at the Riyadh Auction located in Saudi Arabia, so you might have to do a little traveling if you’re interested in making a move on this sweet ride.
Motor Authority notes that whoever wins the auction will also get a few other great prizes with their purchase, like a round-trip flight for the vehicle to L.A. for a month of further tuning of the vehicle to the new owner’s specifications. And, of course, the purchase comes with a healthy dose of fame. The vehicle recently appeared on the cover of Hot Rod Magazine and is set to appear in a Netflix special based on the movies which is set to come out some time in December. There’s also a clause in the purchase where the studio will need to borrow the vehicle for the filming of the final Fast and Furious franchise movie "Fast 10."
This isn’t the first time a Fast and Furious vehicle has been on sale - the 1971 Plymouth from Furious 5 was recently on sale as well, but like the previous ones, this one is incredibly unique. No one can be sure how much Maximus will end up closing the auction for, but with so much star power behind it, we expect it to be a large number. Though, with all the bells and whistles the purchase comes with, it’ll surely give the buyer more than enough bang for their buck.
Source: Motor Authority