Fast & Furious 4: The Cars and Trucks | Edmunds.com
FAST & FURIOUS COVERAGE @ INSIDELINE.COM: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Features/articleId=143967 Opens Friday, April 3!!! In the movie business, cars are expendable. They're not respected, nowhere near cherished, subject to abuse and constantly thrashed. It doesn't matter if the cars are Ferraris or Ford Crown Vics, the job of any vehicle in a movie is to tell the story effectively - even if it must be destroyed in order to do so. And in a movie like Fast & Furious (opening April 3) the cars do a lot of storytelling. We should know; we went behind the scenes. In October of 2007, Dennis McCarthy was hired as the picture car coordinator for Fast & Furious, and after leasing a 60,000-square-foot shop in Southern California's San Fernando Valley and hiring a staff of mechanics and fabricators, he got started building the 240 or so cars that would be needed for the production - to portray about a dozen on-screen cars tied to a character. After all, duplicates were needed of every car to ensure the production never had to slow down; to perform specific stunts; and to be wrecked in the most spectacular way possible. Using documentation from the production's picture car department and in-person interviews with McCarthy and his hard-working team of fabricators, Inside Line has created the most comprehensive guide to this year's hottest movie cars. Here it is: Inside Line's guide to the cars and trucks of Fast & Furious.
2010 Ford Shelby GT500 vs 2010 Chevy Camaro SS HPE550 | Edmunds.com
FOR FULL COMPARISON @ INSIDELINE.COM: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/Comparos/articleId=151466 Hennessey Camaro Dyno Test Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoIx_-P5M_A Hennessey Camaro SS Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNcZeqG082A These are the heavy hitters. The big dogs. They're not playmakers or finesse artists and they don't dish out assists. If the 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 is Dick Butkus snuffing out a Jim Brown thrust up the middle, then the 2010 Hennessey Performance Engineering Chevy Camaro SS HPE550 is Lawrence Taylor with radar lock on Joe Theismann's right leg. And it's not just that they're powerful and merciless, but intentionally provocative and intimidating, too. On looks alone, either of these cars is enough to make the drivers of other machines cower like a three-legged Labradoodle. They are, of course, muscle cars in the rawest, most vicious sense of the term. And they're quicker, faster, meaner and flat nastier than anything built back when Ol' Shel and Don Yenko were just guys. And not by a little bit either. But which is the better beast? To find out, we drove these two all-Americans on the street, at our test track and on the Dynojet chassis Dyno at MD Automotive in Westminster, California. Then we did some big smoky burnouts just to piss off the Sierra Club. By the time we were through, Greenpeace had threatened to blockade the Inside Line garage and the Obama administration was seriously considering a unilateral deployment of the fun police. Didn't matter. By then the tires were shot and we had our winner.
Camaro SS vs Challenger SRT8 vs Shelby GT500 | Edmunds.com
2010 Camaro SS vs. 2009 Challenger SRT8 vs. 2010 Shelby GT500 In our recent pony car comparison test, the retro-heavy - and just plain heavy - 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS walked away with top honors in its debut. The big V8-powered coupe needed a new challenge. It was time to refocus the lens. Shoot from a different angle, so to speak. So we squared the brooding visage of our SS-badged protagonist up against the cruelest bunch of savages we could find, the range-topping 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 and 2010 Ford Shelby GT500. EDMUNDS VIDEO http://www.Edmunds.com is a car-shopping web site driven to make car buying easy. We post at least two videos every week covering the latest cars and trucks with comprehensive reviews, comparisons, and tips & advice from our expert team of automotive editors. Subscribe for the latest Edmunds.com videos: http://tinyurl.com/8dklalg Related Links: Edmunds Price Promise: http://www.edmunds.com/price-promise.html Edmunds Mobile: http://www.edmunds.com/mobile/ Follow Us Twitter: https://twitter.com/Edmunds Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edmunds Google+: https://plus.google.com/+edmunds/
ZR1 Smokes GT-R | Chevy Corvette ZR1 vs. Nissan GT-R | Edmunds.com
SEE THE FULL COMPARISON STORY: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/Comparos/articleId=134467?tid=e dmunds.il.home.photopanel..1.* Corvette Grand Sport Road Test: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWlK669ZVdY SEE RHYS MILLEN TOP PIKES PEAK: http://www.youtube.com/user/InsideLineVideo It's already hot at 11 a.m. as we pull our 2009 Nissan GT-R into the visitor's parking lot at GM's proving grounds in Arizona. The Japanese supercar looks like a spaceship next to the aging, 1960s-era brick buildings that front the massive desert test facility on the outskirts of Phoenix....