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Fast And The Furious: Ranking The Top 25 Cars Of The Franchise

The Fast and Furious franchise came into being in 2001 with the launch of The Fast and the Furious movie. It's based on illegal street racing with mods on cars that would make any car enthusiast drool. What made it so popular was the way the cars were portrayed. This created a sense of connection with the way we feel about cars.

The cars used in the series range from old muscle-car and tuner classics to some of the most expensive and powerful cars in the world. All of the characters in the movie have certain tastes in the types of cars they prefer. For example, Dominic Toretto is portrayed as the type of person who would drive a muscle car, and most of the time, we can see that Dom is driving an exquisite, ominous, powerful muscle car. Brian, on the other hand, is the kind of car enthusiast who just wants to modify his car to the teeth and just race it, just for the love of it.

Apart from that, the death of Paul Walker (Brian O'Conner) in his Porsche Carrera GT was a sad day for all, resulting in pain that was felt by every car lover in the world. So, as a tribute to the whole series and our beloved fellow car lover, Paul Walker, we're ranking the sickest cars in the Fast And Furious franchise. From each film of the franchise, we've chosen three cars that have stood out from the rest. So, here it is for you, Paul. May you rest in peace.

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25 1971 Plymouth GTX

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The Plymouth GTX, also known as the Belvedere GTX, was produced from 1967 to 1971 and the combination of a muscle car and a normal road car earned it the title “gentleman’s muscle car.” The 1971 model was the third generation of the car. It was a 2-door coupe with either a 7.2-liter V8 or the 7.0-liter Hemi V8. This particular model of the GTX was used by Dominic Toretto in The Fate of the Furious. Although there's not much detail on the specs of the car in the movie, it can be assumed that the car was fitted with the 426 Hemi since it was discussed by the character as having almost “5000-hp.” The car has this ominous presence about it, especially in black, lowered to the ground, and with wide tires.

24 VeilSide Mazda RX-7

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VeilSide is a Japanese automotive company that specializes in modifying cars. The car in Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift is a bit strange because it doesn't resemble any RX-7 that we usually see. This was due to the award-winning modifications by VeilSide. The brakes were also beefed up with Rotora brake system. Usually, when cars are fitted with a wider body kit, a gap between the fenders and tires arises. This was taken care of by fitting the car with coilovers to eliminate the gap and improve handling. The rotary engine produced 306 hp with 256 lb-ft of torque. Since rotary engines have an extremely high redline, the engine can rev a lot more, allowing the shifting of gears at a higher rpm range. The car is seen in the movie being driven by Han and later by Sean, who's recruited into the Takashi business because Sean destroys his 2001 Nissan Silvia.

23 Flip Car

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What car would you say was the most memorable in the Fast and Furious 6 movie? You might surely say that it was that golf cart-type car that was flipping trucks and vehicles to destruction. The Flip Car was completely custom made by the talented Dennis McCarthy. A script was given to Dennis, and it mentioned a car that was going to flip other cars. He suggested to use a truck with a pointed face, but the director wasn't happy and wanted a car that was small and agile. So, he came up with this beast. The car has a steering for the front and back wheels. The flip car has a V-drive transmission box from a speedboat, saving the car space and making it really fast. The car might look like it might be light as a feather, but it weighs nearly 4,000 pounds.

22 1969 Ford Mustang Fastback

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The Ford Mustang Fastback was the trendsetter of its time.The inception of the Fastback created a new class of cars called the "pony car" The style featured a long hood with a relatively short deck. The car was available in 2-door hardtop and 2-door convertible. The 1969 Fastback, among other features, was longer and much wider than the original version. The car had 4 headlamps, 2 of which were fixed inside the grille. There's a multitude of engine choices for the Fastback, including the Cobra Jet 4-barrel V8 engine producing 335 hp and 440 lb-ft of twisties. This car was seen in Fast and Furious 6 during the tank scene. The car was in front of the tank when Rome was attempting to slow it down. Unfortunately, the attempt failed, and the car was destroyed.

21 Porsche 996 GT3 RS

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The 996 GT3 RS is, by all means, a pure racing car. The 996 GT3 is devoid of any driver comfort and is intended for one goal only - to be the best racing car out there. The use of polycarbonate windows on the rear and a carbon-fiber hood and wing made this car extremely light. There was also an option for ceramic brakes for the owner; these are more resistant to wear and tear and are less prone to heating up. The engine of the GT3 RS is a 381-hp flat-6 engine. The engine is able to produce additional power since the ram air intake forces a huge amount of air into the engine. Nearly 15 more horsepower is generated at 301 km/h. The car is seen in the Fast Five movie when Dominic Toretto beats Avenida, who held a record for 3 years via his 1970 Dodge Charger R/T. The Porsche was taken home as a prize.

20 2001 BMW 540i E39

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The E39 series was sold from 1995 till 2004, and it was the first 5 series car to receive major changes from the previous models. Some of these changes include the use of front suspension made from aluminum in order to reduce weight. The suspension wasn't the only one with aluminum in it. The chassis was also made mostly of aluminum. The 2001 E40i was equipped with an M62 V8 engine producing 282 bhp with 320 lb-ft of torque. The E40i had two transmission types, the manual 6-speed Getrag for the 540i M5 and the automatic 5-speed transmission. There were 11 cars made for the movie, and due to stunts being performed on them, only 2 remained. The cars were painted with carbon fiber from the hood to the trunk lids. These cars also had Eibach suspension systems, lowering them and giving them a menacing look.

19 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R R34

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This car might be the most popular car from the whole Fast and Furious Franchise as it was driven by Brian at the start of the 2 Fast 2 Furious movie race. Brian races against his friends and foes. Even after jumping from a bridge, Brian still manages to win the race. The car is iconic because of the way Brian races it and the way it was portrayed. The R34, used in the movie, had a 2.6-liter straight six with a dual overhead cam and 24 valves on the engine. The air is forced into the engine by two turbos that enable the engine to produce nearly 280 hp! The power is transmitted to the wheels through a manual 6-speed Getrag transmission system. Combined with the all-wheel-drive system and four-wheel steering, the car is extremely stable. However, the car used in the movie had these stability systems removed so that it would be more dramatic in the movie.

18 Mazda RX8

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The Mazda RX8 is the predecessor of the beloved Mazda Rx-7. Originally, the car was fitted with a 1.3-L rotary engine producing nearly 190-hp of power. There were other trims on the car, including an improved 6-port Renesis engine capable of producing nearly 235-hp, but this was only available with a 6-speed manual transmission. The manual transmission was suggested for the car because the automatic transmission had lower power ratings and lowered RPM range since the transmission wasn't capable of handling the high-revving engine. This particular RX8 was seen in the Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift, being driven by Neela. The car was clearly seen when Neela shows Sean the drifting that takes place in the mountains of Japan. The car used a VeilSide body kit that makes it somewhat different from other RX8. The engine was the standard 1.3-liter rotary engine with a GReddy turbo-charger.

17 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX STi

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This car has had immense success in the World Rally Championship. The Impreza gifted Subaru with 3 back-to-back titles of the WRC constructor’s titles from 1995 to 1997. The Impreza WRX STi version is fitted with an EJ207 2.0-liter engine with a turbocharger strapped to it. This gave the Impreza nearly 305hp of power and 311 lb-ft of torque. The car was equipped with multiple features. One of the features is an electronic stability control system with 3 modes of handling. There's also a system where the driver can tune the torque difference between the front and the rear wheels; the system is called the "DCCD" or "Driver Controlled Center Differential." In the third installment of the movie, Fast and Furious, the Subaru Impreza WRX was driven for a major part of the movie by Brian and Toretto after Brian’s Skyline is destroyed.

16 2000 Nissan Silvia S15 Spec-R

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The 2000 Nissan Silvia S15 Spec-R is a sporty version of the standard Nissan Silvia. The car was extensively modified form the standard version for the movie. Its body dimensions were shrunk to comply with Japan's new standards of the compact class. For the car, there was a choice to be made between a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 4-speed automatic transmission. The car also had undergone extensive strengthening of the chassis and suspension so as to provide better handling. It's powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged motor producing 250 hp. The car weighed a total of 1,200-1,400 kg, making the powerful turbo motor more than adequate for the job. The Silvia in the 3rd installment of the Fast and Furious, was quite rare since it wasn't for the US market. It had a carbon-fiber hood from VIS, GReedy brake caliper for the front and the rear, Volk 18-inch rims, and multiple other performance mods.

15 1998 Chevrolet Corvette C5

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The Chevrolet Corvette C5 was one notable car in the 2 Fast and 2 Furious movies. The car started production in 1996 and had numerous features from its predecessor. The C5 improved its body structure with a new and improved hydroformed frame. This enabled the car to have a much more rigid chassis. The transmission was moved to the back and was powered by an LS1 engine in the front. The power from the engine was being fed to the transmission through a shaft called a "torque tube." This front-engined rear transmission layout provided the car with a 50-50% weight distribution. The car had a 5.7-liter LS1 V8 producing nearly 345 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. This car appeared in the race between Brian and Roman when they were on the highway to collect the package for Carter Verone.

14 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T

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The 1970 Dodge Challenger was used in the 2nd movie of the Fast and the Furious. The engine of the Dodge Challenger in the movie is a 426 ci Hemi V8 with Holley carburetors producing nearly 425 hp. The R/T stands for "Road/Track," and the Dodge Challenger came in either a hard or a soft top. The transmission on these cars was either 3 gears or 4 due to engines being run at higher RPM, and it kind of brought down the production cost. This car is first seen when Brian and Roman appear at Verone’s place at the start of the movie. The car appears again when Brian and Tej fill the garages with cars when they learn that Verone plans to kill both of them. The car was yellow in color when it appeared in the movie, and the license plate on the car was D2X 437.

13 1970 Dodge Charger R/T

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This is the same Dodge Charger that Toretto used in most of the Fast and Furious movies. The car had significant value to Toretto since it was in his garage for quite some time, and he and his dad worked on it before his father was killed during a race. The car was known for its extreme performance. It was fitted with a Hemi 426 V8 with 900 hp at the rear wheel. The car was modified extensively with goodies, such as a Nitrous Oxide kit (for that war-drive feel), a custom-made steel grille, and Continental Sports tires. The car appeared multiple times in the movie. A little piece of trivia about this car: the Dodge Charger had a fake plastic blower on it in the first movie.

12 1994 Toyota Supra MK IV

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This 1994 Toyota Supra was the same one that Brian used to race Toretto within the First Fast and the Furious. The race takes place when Brian and Toretto meet at the end of the movie, and they have a drag race. The race ends when Toretto's 1970 Dodge Charger gets hit by a semi-truck and flips over. The Supra was modified with a 3.1 turbocharged 2JZ engine. The exhaust system used in the Supra is a GReddy Power Extreme Exhaust. a Turbonetics T-66 ball-bearing turbo was used in the car, providing insane amounts of power to the engine. The car also had a 100-hp NOS system for that sudden boost of time-warping acceleration. The cosmetic modification of the car that stood out was the 19-inch Dazzle Racing Rims, which gave the car more personality. In the movie, they say that the mods on the car cost nearly $15,000-$20,000, while in reality, the cost was over $100,000.

11 1995 Nissan Skyline GT-R R33

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This 1995 Nissan Skyline GT-R R33 (the middle car) is Leon’s car from the first Fast and the Furious movie. This car is seen when Leon arrives at Toretto's cafe with his posse. This car is also seen later on when the street race between Toretto and Brian takes place. Leon alerted the racers about the police and rides away. The most details that we could get was that the car had a yellow paint job but with decals on it. This car had WORK wheels installed on it. A little piece of trivia is that the original car used in the movie had to be destroyed since US needed the vehicles to have a VIN number, and the Japanese Skyline was banned from being imported.

10 1969 Yenko Camaro SYC

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The Yenko Camaro or rightly named the "Yenko Super Camaro" started its life as a normal Chevrolet Camaro, but it was modified by a company called the "Yenko Chevrolet," run by a guy named "Don Yenko." The cars needed modification, as it was seriously out-rivaled by the Ford Mustang and the Plymouth Barracuda. The most popularly known car was the 1969 Yenko Camaro SYC. This model had a 7.0-liter L72 Big-Block engine that was capable of producing nearly 425 hp. These engines were quite popular, and the cars that had them are the most collectible due to the massive power their engines produced. The car is seen in the 2 Fast and 2 Furious movies. It was driven by Korpi, Carter Verone's employer. Korpi uses this car against Roman and Brian to retrieve a package from a red Ferrari inside a boatyard.

9 2009 Nissan 370Z

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The Nissan 370Z, also known as the "Fairlady," is the successor of the legendary Nissan 350Z. The 370Z is the sixth-generation car in the Z series. It's a two-door sports car with a 3.7-liter V6 producing nearly 332 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. The 370Z can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds with the automatic gearbox in manual shift mode. The 370Z had an extensive improvement over the 350Z. The car had an improved aluminum-based chassis with a wishbone suspension system on the front. The interior used lightweight material so that every possible excessive weight was reduced. The car was shown in Fast Five. It has a silver and black combination of paint and is seen when Dom and Brian are on the streets of Rio, the 370Z racing a Subaru Impreza STI.

8 2003 Honda Acura NSX

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The Honda Acura NSX is a joint venture of Honda and Acura companies. The NSX is a mid-engined rear-wheel-driven sports car. It was named the NSX because of their 1984 HP-X (Honda Pininfarina experimental) car. The goal was to compete with the Ferrari cars having the V8 engine, and thus, HP-X was changed to NS-X (New Sportscar Experimental). The 2003 NSX has aerodynamics that was considered advanced at that time, and the interior of the car was inspired by the F-16 fighter jet. The last touches and opinion were taken by the racing legend Ayrton Senna. In both Fast and Furious and Fast Five, NSX is owned by Mia Toretto and is seen driven by her. The car had multiple modifications in the movie with an improved engine producing 295 hp and 213 lb-torque.

7 Dodge Charger Daytona

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The Dodge Charger Daytona was created in 1969, and it was the race car of its time. It was named after the popular racetrack in which NASCAR races take place. The car was a legend; it won multiple races for which it was made. The car won 2 races in 1969 and 4 in 1970. Originally, the engine powering the car was either a Hemi 7.0-liter V8 or the 7.2-liter variant. There were also two types of transmission for this car: the 4-speed manual or the 3-speed automatic. This car has a massive spoiler in the back which earned it the nickname “Winged Warrior.” The car was seen in the Fast and Furious 6 during the tank-chase scene in Spain. It was heavily damaged when it collided with the railing during the chase. This car is again seen when Dom races it against Letty. The version used in the movie had a 6.2-liter V8 producing nearly 500 hp.

6 1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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The 1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlo was seen in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. The car was driven by Sean Boswell. At the start of the movie, he races against a jock driving a Dodge Viper SRT. The car is totaled as Sean beats the jock and ends up crashing it. The original 1971 Monte Carlo started life in 1970 via Chevrolet and was advertised as a luxury car at that time. For the movie, there were 11 cars used for stunts and shots in which the actors were present. Sean's Monte Carlo was fitted with a 10-liter big-block V8 engine capable of producing nearly 700-hp with multiple other aftermarket mods. The body had a fiberglass hood that reduced the weight of the car significantly. The Monte Carlo was surely a sleeper since it was hard to believe that an old car like that would beat a Dodge Viper.

5 2016 Jaguar F-Type Coupe S

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The 2016 Jaguar F-Type Coupe S was seen in the Fate of the Furious being driven by Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham). The car is in black color, which matches perfectly with his character. The F-Type is a two-seater car made by Jaguar in 2013. The car received positive reviews from critics and owners. The car is praised for its powerful V6 and the amazing orchestra of sounds the exhaust produces. The V6 engine is combined with a supercharger, producing nearly 370 horsepower. The weight of the car seems to be an issue; it weighs in at nearly 3,800 pounds, which makes it a bit slower than what it should be capable of. However, it can still accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds, but there's also the issue of having a rough ride when going on rough roads. All in all, the car looks great in the movie, though, and it's a perfect match for Deckard Shaw.

4 2011 Bugatti Veyron SuperSport

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The Bugatti Veyron was the world record holder for the fastest legal car in the world. The top speed of the Veyron is 407 km/h. The car is manufactured by the German carmaker Volkswagen. The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport has an 8.0-liter W16 engine with 4 turbochargers producing a total of 1,200 bhp and 1,100 lb-ft of torque. The engine can propel the car from 0-62 mph in 2.4 seconds. The engine ingests nearly 45,000 liters of air per minute at top speed, enough air for a person for 4 days. The Veyron has a total of 10 radiators; to give an idea about how extensive the cooling is, the car has a separate radiator for the differential and the transmission oil. The Veyron Super Sport was seen in the Furious 7 being driven by Roman Pierce in Dubai for the party that the Prince invited Roman to.

3 Lykan HyperSport

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The Lykan HyperSport is a joint creation between the United Arab Emirates, French, Lebanese, and Italian engineers. The car is the third most expensive car in the world! To get an idea of how exquisite the car is, the headlights have nearly 420 diamonds in the headlights, and the seats are stitched in gold. The car was seen in the Furious 7 movie when Dom and Brian try to retrieve a chip from the Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi. When that fails, they drive the car from one building to another, totaling it in the end. The Lykan HyperSport is powered by a 3.7-liter flat-six twin-turbo engine producing nearly 780-hp and 960 lb-ft of torque. The car is rumored to be really fast, with a 0-62 mph time of 2.8 seconds. However, this claim isn't openly tested by anyone, except the creators of this car, W Motors.

2 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 

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The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is the fastest, most powerful V8 production car in the world. It's the successor of the Hellcat. While the Hellcat was a rocket on its own, the Demon is just hellishly fast! It's the fastest quarter-mile car in the world, completing the run in just 9.6 seconds. The engine powering this Demon is a Hemi V8, producing nearly 840-hp and 770 lb-ft of torque. It's a dragster by birth. The Demon can accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 2.3 seconds, making it faster than most of the supercars, such as the Porsche 918 Spyder and the McLaren P1. In The Fate of the Furious, the car is seen being driven by Dom, Roman, and Letty, when they're after the EMP device in Berlin.

1 1966 Chevrolet Corvette C2 Sting Ray

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The Sting Ray was manufactured from the year 1963 till 1967. It was quite popular among car lovers as it was a fresh design from other cars of the same era. It had the sleek aerodynamic front with a futuristic look. The look wasn’t the only thing that was futuristic about this car. It had a rear-wheel transaxle with independent suspension that wasn't common among the automobiles of that time. The Sting Ray had multiple engine choices for the customer. The 1966 Corvette C2 Sting Ray was offered with two engines, a 7.0-liter V8 producing nearly 430-hp and an impressive torque of 460 lb-ft. This car was seen in The Fate of the Furious. It was being driven by Letty when the whole crew was trying to stop Dom in his 1971 Plymouth GTX.

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