The Fast & Furious film series is the single biggest car franchise in movie history and is one of the biggest film series in the history of the silver screen. With a brilliant plot arch that is full of heart and emotion, whilst also being backed up by breathtaking action that will leave you stunned, it is no surprise the movies have been so popular.
Throughout the series, there have been many reoccurring characters, which have allowed fans to emotionally get attached to many of the actors involved, learning more about their personal lives, especially in terms of what they actually like and dislike in regards to cars. There have also been actors that have simply popped in for just one movie, with some having smaller parts and others having major one-off roles, all of which have joined the crazy circus that is the Fast & Furious universe.
Whilst they might drive some amazing cars at ridiculous speeds with some fantastic stunts that most people wouldn't even be able to imagine, that doesn't mean that everyone in the cast actually loves cars in reality, with some of the stars simply not having the same automotive love as their on-screen characters.
Within this article, we will take a look at 20 cars that the actors and actresses drive in real life, with some boasting some of the most incredible vehicles ever made, whilst others choose a more normal, laid-back approach.
Sung Kang is a firm fan favorite for many Fast & Furious fans, and when people learn about his real-life love of cars, he will likely become an even more popular member of the family. Sung Kang often restores his own vehicles, making major modifications to them, which he did with this classic, transforming an old and out-of-shape Datsun 240Z into a much more modern-looking vehicle.
Technically, Kang did rename the car, calling it the Fugu Z, and even entered the car into the Gran Turismo awards at the SEMA auto show, where he actually won the top prize for his work.
This might not be the first car that springs to mind when you think of Dwayne Johnson, but the former WWE superstar clearly loves a hypercar, as he owns one of the most beautiful supercars in the world. The car, which actually sold out in 2015, is a highly sought-after vehicle that The Rock is likely very pleased to have in his collection, especially since it was limited to just 100 units, making it a very exclusive purchase for him.
The car boasts a price tag of around $1.4 million and you can see why, with its incredible look being matched with an incredible top speed of 238 mph and a 0-60 mph acceleration time of just 2.8 seconds.
Fans of the Fast & Furious franchise were over the moon when legendary actor Kurt Russell decided to join the team for his government role in Furious 7, which he reprised in The Fate Of The Furious. He quickly established himself within the series. As a powerful and experienced actor, it isn't a surprise to know that Kurt Russell is driving around in a car that offers the best luxury and performance, with Russell owning an Audi A8.
It was never expected that Russell would be zooming around in a supercar, instead choosing to drive a reliable vehicle that has the ability to perform in all weather conditions and keep the rest of his celebrity family safe.
Out of all of the actors involved in the Fast & Furious franchise, Ludacris may very well boast the best car collection in real life, providing a garage that most people would be incredibly jealous of. However, even though he boasts amazing cars such as a Ferrari F430, a Ferrari 458, and a Chrysler ME Four-Twelve, it is actually his 1993 Acura Legend that he is most proud to own and this is the car he is happiest with.
He still states that this is his dream car, and because he was so devoted to the brand, Acura actually offered to restore his original car, which had over 280,0000 miles on the clock, bringing it back to its former glory.
Earlier in the list, we took a look at one of Dwayne Johnson's supercars, but for anybody who follows the Hollywood megastar on social media, you will know that his real love is his F-150, which he often drives around in, posting some of his famous Instagram stories from. Due to the size of the former professional wrestler, it is no surprise that he enjoys driving around in a much bigger car like this, living a more practical life for all the miles that he puts in on the road.
The customized Ford F-150 is a full-size pickup that Johnson loves, often sharing images and even buying the car for other people. He has also been appearing in advertisements for the truck, showing just how much he appreciates the brand.
Bow Wow only managed to make one appearance in the Fast & Furious franchise, though it wasn't exactly the most popular film, being the divisive Tokyo Drift installment, which some fans love, whilst others hate. Bow Wow plays Twinkie in the movie, who drives a Volkswagen Touran which is themed after the Hulk, yet in real life, the rapper tends to drive a slightly more classy vehicle than most people would probably expect.
Bow Wow actually drives a Bentley Continental GT, which is a fantastic car that exudes luxury and class, whilst also offering very serious performance, making it a very good pick for any car collection.
Next up is Tony Jaa, the Thai martial artist who burst into the mainstream with his role in Furious 7. Jaa burst onto the international scene, having grown up being a fan of famous stars such as Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan and hoping to follow in their footsteps. However, despite the fact that he isn't one of the bigger names to have acted in the Fast & Furious franchise, it is clear his earlier work has grown him an impressive bank account, to the point where he can afford a Lamborghini Aventador. Jaa drives around in one of the top cars in the world and therefore, it is no surprise that people are starting to take notice of him, with Jaa's collection only set to keep growing.
Eva Mendes first burst onto the Fast & Furious scene in the second installment of the franchise, which is often forgotten by a lot of major fans. Whilst she was a scene-stealer in 2 Fast 2 Furious, which also introduced Tyrese Gibson and Ludacris to the franchise, Mendes is a mother of two in real-life, with fellow Hollywood star Ryan Gosling.
The pair own a Lexus RX 400H, which works well for their family lifestyle. Not only is the car convenient for them in terms of their family, but it is also a very environmentally conscious vehicle to be driving around in, which suits the low-key life that the couple tries to lead.
Jason Statham does boast a collection that would make most fans jealous, which includes a Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, as pictured above. The F12 Berlinetta is one of the most powerful cars that Ferrari has ever created, with a V12 engine that can produce 730 horsepower, accelerating from 0 to 60mph in just 3.1 seconds.
The car has a hefty price tag that starts at $400,000, but considering the incredible career he has had in the movie business—not just with the Fast & Furious franchise—it isn't a big surprise that he can afford to splash out on something so lavish and impressive.
It seems that the classic thought of a spy or tough guy from the UK driving around in an Aston Martin is true to some degree, as Jason Statham owns an Aston Martin DBS, which is an incredibly sleek car that suits him perfectly. Whilst Statham isn't James Bond, he does suit an Aston Martin and the classic look that people often associate with the car, which is something that he is likely very aware of.
Even though Statham came quite late to the party in the world of Fast & Furious, his character has had a major role since joining, even earning his own spin-off movie with The Rock which will drop later this year.
She might now be best known for her role in the DC Universe as Wonder Woman, but Gal Gadot had previously been a part of the Fast & Furious franchise, with the fourth movie being her first big break in Hollywood. Playing Gisele Yashar, who was a member of Dom Toretto's crew, Gadot made her presence known, and she even went as far as to perform her own stunts in the movies, which not many of the cast actually do.
Whilst she did serve in the Israeli Defence Forces and is able to whip a car around at high speeds with ease, her choice of car in real life is a much tamer, modern version of the classic Mini Cooper.
Paul Walker was a major car fan and boasted a very impressive collection, which is why he became such a fan favorite amongst those who watched the film series. Walker actually competed in motor races across the country prior to being in the movies, making him a perfect choice for the role.
He was also well-known for taking his brilliant car collection to various auto shows to share his passion. One of Walker's favorite vehicles in his collection was a 1995 Ford Bronco, but sadly, within hours of his demise, this and several other stars of his collection went missing from his garage.
It would be impossible to write this list without mentioning the face of the franchise, Vin Diesel. He doesn't have the biggest car collection but that doesn't mean the few cars that he does own aren't fantastic. As this C2-generation Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray proves, it isn't just his Fast & Furious character that has great taste in vehicles. The voice behind Groot clearly having great taste, with his version being a first-year model of the Sting Ray with a fresh design.
The car is lighter than a typical Corvette and has the most powerful engine available in the car, with Rochester fuel injection making this a truly incredible vehicle.
Tyrese Gibson is one of the actors from the Fast & Furious franchise who loves cars the most, boasting a fantastic car collection full of supercars and stylish vehicles, such as the Maserati GranTurismo. However, Gibson also owns a more ordinary vehicle that he is able to take out on a daily basis for quick journeys, which is where his Ford Expedition comes in handy for him.
The full-size SUV is perfect for getting around in, having been in production since 1996. The car is incredibly reliable and even boasts a powerful V8 engine, allowing Gibson to access plenty of power when needed.
Ronda Rousey might not have played a huge role in the Fast & Furious franchise and is mainly known for her MMA and professional wrestling career. But Rousey has dabbled in the world of acting, with the popular franchise providing her with a major opportunity to gain some exposure in the world of Hollywood. Rousey actually boasts a fairly large car collection, which is likely why a role in the Fast & Furious world stood out to her.
But she has stated in the past that her absolute favorite is her BMW X6, with a license plate that reads, "ROWDY." Whilst it might not be the biggest standout on this list, the car did receive some major upgrade from Mansory, adding plenty of luxury to this vehicle for one of the baddest women on the planet.
Tyrese Gibson has a very unique attachment to his Voltron Motors Rebel Jeep Wrangler because the actor actually invested a large portion of his earnings from acting and his music career into the Voltron Motors company. Gibson is clearly a big fan of Voltron's work, which creates extreme aftermarket versions of off-road cars such as the iconic Jeep Wrangler and therefore, it isn't a surprise to see that he drives one of Voltron's vehicles.
Given that he is invested in the company financially, he will likely want to do as much as possible to help grow its image, therefore the fact he drives one of their custom-built SUVs should make perfect sense.
Another late addition to the Fast & Furious franchise, Charlize Theron made her first appearance in the eighth movie in the series, working as a cyber hacker who blackmailed Dom and his crew. However, whilst her character was very sneaky in the movie, in real life, Theron is a very nice person who seems to care highly about the environment, as her choice of car would dictate as she drives a Lexus RX 400h.
Whilst it might not be the most flashy or the fastest, the Lexus is certainly an elegant car that suits her well, whilst also being very environmentally friendly thanks to a hybrid engine—perhaps countering some of the damage the Fast & Furious movies do to the earth.
The actors in Fast & Furious might drive some of the most incredible cars that hit the fastest speeds, but that doesn't mean that the actors who portray those characters are quite as wild in reality. This is definitely the case with Michelle Rodriquez, who portrayed Letty Ortiz in the very first Fast & Furious movie, where she was a love interest from Dominic Toretto, eventually becoming his wife later on in the series.
Letty is one of the first women in the films who drives a modified car in races, which was surprising because when she was first cast for the movie, she didn't even have a driver license. Eventually, she got one, but opted for a safer and more sensible vehicle in real life, driving a Toyota Prius.
Arguably the face of the entire Fast & Furious franchise, it is impossible to not think of Vin Diesel when thinking about the movie series. Because of that, you may expect him to boast one of the best collection of cars out of the group. However, the leader of the family doesn't actually have lots of cars but the ones he does own are fantastic, such as his Mercedes-Benz G-Class, which is a luxury SUV with plenty of rugged capability.
The car is not only brilliant to look at, but it can perform excellently as well, being more than capable of taking on any off-road adventures that he might want to take it on. It certainly suits who he seems to be as a person.
Of course, Paul Walker is unfortunately no longer with us, but he was a huge gearhead that owned an incredibly impressive car collection, which included not just one Ford Mustang, but several of the classic muscle cars. Walker boasted an entire collection of Mustangs, showing just how highly he rated the vehicles, splashing plenty of cash on different models of the car while building his personal collection.
His family ended up selling some of his cars anonymously, as they believed he wouldn't have wanted the price to be altered due to his association with them, so someone is likely driving around in a car he previously owned—without even knowing it!
Sources: IMDb, Wikipedia, and Jalopnik.