August 4, 2021

1997 FD RX-7 (Vin Diesel)

Dom Toretto’s tuner kid’s dream. This FD was designed after a Keith Imoto car, and originally came with a roll cage. Unfortunately, Diesel couldn’t fit into the car with the roll cage, so it had to go. It had a stock twin-turbo 255hp engine with 4-bottle NOS system, stock suspension, and aluminum struts. Appearance mods include Veilside USA Aero bodykit, RX-7 GT rear wing, Lexan headlight covers, and Veilside rims.

The FD-generation Mazda RX-7 is a striking-looking beauty in standard form. With the wild Veilside Fortune bodykit as worn by Seoul-Oh’s example in Tokyo Drift, it’s almost impossibly exotic. Almost. In true Fast & Furious style, both car and driver meet a fiery end after being rammed by a Mercedes that – it is revealed several films later – was being driven by future series regular Deckard Shaw.

The FD-generation Mazda RX-7 appears several times throughout the series. In the first film, it’s the car Toretto uses to win O’Conner’s ride. In “2 Fast 2 Furious,” an FD RX-7 participates in the opening four-way street race. Then in “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift,” Han (Sung Kang) drives an RX-7 with a custom VeilSide wide-body kit — one of the most memorable cars of that film. Not long ago, Motor Trend had the opportunity to drive an RX-7 Spirit R. With the FD’s sequential twin-turbo engine and near-50/50 weight distribution, we can see why the rotary-powered sports car would be a top choice for the illegal street-racing crowd.

2001 Honda S2000 (Johnny Tran)

The Honda S2000 was a wet dream for import fanboys when it was first introduced for the 2000 model year, and it didn’t take long for the car to make an impact in the Fast and the Furious franchise. We already talked about Johnny Tran and Jessie’s ill-fated S2K encounter in the first film, but it’s the hot pink AP1 S2000 driven by Suki in 2 Fast 2 Furious that most fans remember.

The hard-parked S2000 is prominently placed in a number of scenes throughout the movie, although strangely its starring role didn’t kick off a wave of similarly hued roadsters in the Honda community. f you’re into look-at-me body kits and a lowered suspension, check out this $25,000

Honda S2000 we found in Scarborough, ON, which packs a Comptech supercharger and an AP2 engine swap along with a host of other performance upgrades.

The Honda S2000 probably isn’t the first car that comes to mind when you think of drag racing, but in the world of “The Fast and the Furious,” it’s apparently a top choice. Johnny Tran (Rick Yune) drives an S2000 with an estimated “hundred grand under the hood” at Race Wars, where he wins thanks to a strategically timed nitrous shot. In the second film, Suki (Devon Aoki) jumps a hot pink S2000 off a drawbridge and lands with only minor cosmetic damage.

Suki’s (Devon Aoki) whip. It’s not just meant to look good, either; she races in it. Engine is a 2-liter aluminum-alloy DOHC F20C1 inline 4 with a Comptech supercharger. It also features a Paxton Novi 1000 Toucan Industries exhaust with a non-functioning Ractive chrome tip. Appearance mods include a Veilside Millennium body kit, Motegi Racing 18″ rims, and airbrushed artwork done by Noah of Noah Fine Art.

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 8

We are sure that tons of people went out and got themselves a Mitsubishi Lancer after they saw what Brian was able to do with it in 2 Fast 2 Furious. This was the car that Brian used to win against the Yenko Camaro, and though it took damage later on, it is presumed to still be out there. Inspired by the lime green eclipse, the Lancer was a key car for Brian in 2 Fast 2 Furious.  Brian gets hold of the Lancer after Roman claims the Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GTS.

Brian O’Conner’s racing whip. Although it was an Evo VII, Mitsubishi fitted it with Evo VIII taillights. Engine is a turboed 2-liter DOHC 16-v 4G63 inline 4 with nitrous. Appearance mods include a DAMD body kit, ARC rear wing, and Motegi Racing rims.

Mitsubishi has Fast and Furious to thank for the popularity of the Lancer, as the franchise took this car and turned it into one of the most popular vehicles at the time. The Lancer made an appearance in 2 Fast 2 Furious and Tokyo Drift, but the 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer was part of an FBI sting that Roman and Brian took on to bring down Carter Verone. The duo found out it was bugged and eventually changed vehicles after a street race to avoid being tracked.

2002 Nissan Fairlady Z (350Z)

Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift is the oddball Fast & Furious of the lot. The third iteration of the high intensity and testosterone filled driving flick, Tokyo Drift celebrates the Japanese underground drifting world, introducing the American public with the most beautiful and nonsensical motorsport in existence. If there was a root cause for the crashes in Cars & Coffee events, this would be it.

The undisputed king of the mountain in the Tokyo Drift street racing world is D.K. (Brian Tee), short for Drift King. Two of these were built with twin turbos and intercoolers and produced 460hp at the rear wheels. Some others used had nitrous systems. Appearance mods include a Veilside Version 3 wide body kit with corbon fiber hood, Speedway Engineering hood pins, Ghostlight Scarab graphics, Ganador carbon fiber mirros, and Veilside Andrew Evo 19″ rims. Lead drift driving as DK was handled by Rhys Millen.

Now you can own a piece of movie history with the latest UK AutoTrader listing! The car that the “Drift King” drove, a widebody 2002 Nissan 350Z, is now up for sale. These movies are known to have multiple copies of each car, each with specific uses for stunts, interior/exterior scenes, closeups, etc. The one shown in this listing seems to be a showcar/street/track worthy example as it exhibits the same fantastic body work and also has a twin-turbo engine.

“Grey / Black, Fantastic Opportunity To Aquire What Is Undoubtably The Most Famous 350Z In The World After Its Appearance In Fast And Furious 3 Tokyo Drift, Driven By DK Himself. This Particular Car Is Believed To Be 1 Of 2 Actual Cars Left From The Movie And The Only One Built By Veilside To Have The Desirable Performance Upgrades Including The APS Twin Turbo Engine. Other Desirable Mods Include Veilside Version 3 Bodykit, Carbon Bonnet, Carbon Rear Spoiler, Carbon Mirrors, Carbon Engine Cover, Fixed Rear Axle, Veilside 19” Split Rim Alloys, APS Intercooler, Sparco Racing Seats And Various Other Authentic Mods. This Show Stopping Car Will More Than Likely Guarantee Entry Into Car Meets, Events And Shows Worldwide And Could Prove To Be A Lucrative Investment Given The Growing Popularity Of The Fast And Furious Franchise And Drift Cars In General.

2001 Nissan Silvia Spec-S (S15)

Han’s turboed RB26 Skyline GT-R-engined baby gets destroyed by Sean, who doesn’t have the first clue about drifting when he moves to Tokyo. Before its untimely death, this car also had Earl’s Performance steel braided lines with anodized fittings, a C-West body kit, a GT rear wing, Ganador side mirrors, and Volk Racing grey GT-7 No.0355 19″ rims.

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