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Fast & Furious 4: Ford Gran Torino

MORE FAST & FURIOUS @ INSIDELINE.COM: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Features/articleId=144127 What Clint Eastwood did for the 1972 Gran Torino in Gran Torino, Fast & Furious will try to undo. Because in this movie, the very nastiest bad guy — you know, the chief henchman who does the dirtiest deeds and dies just before the big boss bad guy gets his — drives a '72 Gran Torino Sportsroof. The inspiration for the Gran Torino in Fast & Furious comes from a similar Torino built for Dan Widmann at Steve Strope's Pure Vision Design — the same shop from which emerged the Hammer Road Runner that's also featured in the film. Strope brought Widmann's Torino to a casting session and a star — well, a co-star — was born. The one significant visual change between Widmann's Torino and the replicas built for the film is that Widmann's car is blue, and the bad guy Torinos were painted green. It seems that blue was already assigned as super-dreamy Paul Walker's color in Fast & Furious, so the bad attitude character "Fenix Rise" (played by Laz Alonzo) would have to wear green. Little matter, however, as the Gran Torino looks dang good in green. To portray Fenix's FoMoCo, the picture car department acquired six '72 Torino Sportsroof models and one '73. As with the Charger, some of the stunt cars were fit with Chevy crate V8s and automatic transmissions, but at least one of the cars was originally equipped with a 429 and four-speed manual transmission. Five of the cars were either destroyed during production or ripped apart for parts. Among the Torinos destroyed was that 429 four-speed car. Sometimes evil must be done in order to portray evil.


 


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Fast & Furious 4: Buick Grand National
MORE FAST& FURIOUS 4 @ INSIDELINE.COM: http://www.edmunds.com/il/fastandfurious/index.html Heists are, by their nature, illegal. So what could be a better car for a heist than a sinister black Buick Grand National GNX? And that's just what Dominic Torreto (Vin Diesel) drives at the beginning of Fast & Furious as he robs a land train full of high-octane fuel. No one in the picture car department remembers exactly how the GNX won its role, except that it seemed such a natural choice that no one gave it a second thought. Considering the intense stunts performed during the filming of this opening sequence, it's probably not surprising that a lot of Buick Grand Nationals (but no actual GNXs) were sacrificed in its creation. In fact, the picture car department created seven of them, all based on real GNs or T-Types. Four would wind up scrapped. The most unusual of the seven GNs built was one with the body mounted backward on the frame so it could be driven at speed while appearing to be going backward. To get the engine tucked under the trunk lid, however, the turbocharger and its plumbing had to be removed. Most of the other GNs retained their original turbo V6s, though a couple had Chevy crate V8s installed. It's amazing it took this long for someone to give the Grand National the starring role it deserved.





Fast & Furious 4: The Cars and Trucks
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.





Fast and Furious 3: Monte Carlo
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Cops Chase Ford GT
Police chase a Ford GT through traffic. Partial scene from the dvd "Super Speeders 3 - On the Run". Available for rental or download on Amazon VOD or for purchase at www.superspeeders.com FACEBOOK - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Super-Speeders/204571479556925





Fifth Gear - Dukes of Hazzard v Starsky & Hutch Shoot-Out
Vicki Butler-Henderson races two of the most famous TV cars ever - the Dukes of Hazzard's Dodge Charger, the General Lee, versus the Starsky and Hutch's Ford Gran Torino.





General Lee vs Ford Grand Torino
Fifth Gear S12E07 1969 Dodge Charger R/T "General Lee" vs 1974 Ford Grand Torino "Starscky & Hutch"





1927 Ford: Double-Trouble -- /BIG MUSCLE
Owner: • Gordon Tronson In the world of hot-rodding there are few cars that are going to leave as big an impression as this - the 1927 Ford Model T custom simply known as "Double-Trouble". It rides on a custom-built tube chassis that's fabricated from 1.5-inch tube. Is powered by two 4.6-liter modular V8s from Ford with four, count 'em, FOUR Superchargers for an approximate power output of around 1,200 hp. It also utilizes the rear-end (inboard disc brakes and all) from an early Jaguar. It's a rolling a Hot Wheels car and a masterpiece of engineering that is sure to make all your naughty bits tingle.





FAST AND FURIOUS 4 MUSTANG
The "Hero" Yellow Mustang from the movie The Fast and Furious 4...caught Wilson coming out of Bojangles chicken...sorry I get a little excited about seeing it...first movie car on my channel...pretty cool ck it out!!!!





1976 Ford Gran Torino with Roush 588 CI motor
1st attempt at in car video, not such a good run, 12.05 seconds. Best run that day was 11.83, but missed recording it. 1976 Starsky and Hutch Replica with 588 CI Roush motor. 605 HP, 685 ft-lbs Torque at the crank. Somewhere in the mid 400's HP at the wheels.





Ford Torino 429 Cobra (Classic Americana)
The sweet sound of a Ford 429 Cobra Jet Torino... captured this many years ago... nedaCFilms, Mustang-Town.com & V8ponycars.com





Ford Raptor vs Ram Runner! - Head 2 Head Episode 14
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Motor Trend's Mike Febbo and off-road racer Joe Bacal head to the desert to pit the Ford Raptor against the Ram Runner. Find out which high performance prerunner tames the tarmac and destroys the dirt the best! Head 2 Head appears every other Wednesday on the new Motor Trend channel. http://www.youtube.com/motortrend Subscribe now to make sure you're in on all the action! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=motortrend Facebook - http://facebook.com/motortrendmag & http://www.facebook.com/automobilemag Twitter - http://twitter.com/motortrend & http://twitter.com/automobilemag Google+ - https://plus.google.com/101867967859016552744/posts Website - http://www.motortrend.com & http://www.automobilemag.com





New World's Fastest Car! Ford GT Bad v8 1700 Hp - 455.817 km/h ( Guinness World Records )
Subscribe to our Gaming Channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TuningLegend Performance Power Racing Re-Sets the Guinness World Records holding for Fastest Standing Mile-Street Car at 283.232 mph Johnny Bohmer Owner of Performance Power Racing and Driver of the World Famous BADD GT, along with Matt Lundy, Lead Design Tech, piloted the 1700+ horse power Ford GT down NASA's Shuttle Landing Facility Runway this week setting a new Guinness World Record at 283.232 mph in the Standing Mile. The Standing Mile is an event in which a vehicle, from a dead stop, accelerates completely through the one mile mark. http://www.performancepowerracing.com http://www.eyecandycarcare.com http://www.performancepowermaterials.com http://www.starfighters.net http://www.stage3imports.com





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1971 Ford Torino GT: 9.956 @ 135.540
Harold Paratestes, Engine: 429 Cobra Jet, Tires: 29.5-11.50-15 M/T slcks


1972 Ford Torino Gran Wagon: 10.230 @ 131.100
Frank Giallonardo, Engine: 545, Tires: MT


1972 Ford Torino Gran Torino Sport: 10.339 @ 134.050
Mark Gubinski, Engine: 514 Crate, Tires: Hoosier


1976 Ford Torino : 10.580 @ 125.500
Brian Krieger, Engine: 521cu. in. BB Ford, Supercharger: never Turbos: none Tires: Hoosier Drag Radials


1972 Ford Torino Gran Torino Sport: 11.422 @ 120.560
Chris Gubinski, Engine: 472, Tires: Hoosier


1972 Ford Torino GTS: 11.440 @ 114.830
Richard Phelan, Engine: 466, Tires: Rear 15x28x10.5 M/T ET DRAG & ET FRONT DRAG


1976 Ford Torino Starsky and Hutch: 11.494 @ 115.520
David Kirwan, Engine: Roush 588R, Supercharger: No Turbos: No Tires: ET Drag 26x10.5


1976 Ford Torino Gran Torino Starsky & Hutch: 11.527 @ 117.860
Jim Williams, Engine: 545, Supercharger: zip Turbos: zero Tires: 275/60 MT drag radials


1972 Ford Torino Sport: 11.552 @ 118.120
Chris Marko, Engine: 472, Tires: Hoosier


1973 Ford Torino Brougham: 11.684 @ 114.677
Scott Davis, Engine: 460, Tires: M/T Drag / Moroso fronts


1969 Ford Torino GT Fastback: 11.790 @ 119.900
Paul McLaughlin, Engine: 351 Windsor Stroked to 408ci, Tires: BFG Drag Radial 275-50-15


1970 Ford Torino Cobra: 11.870 @ 116.330
Arnold Tomlinson, Engine: 429 Cobrajet, Tires: 28 10.5 M/T Street ET


1968 Ford Torino GT: 11.966 @ 113.220
Brandon, Engine: 390FE, Tires: Mickey tompson et streets


1972 Ford Torino Gran Torino Sport Fastback: 12.134 @ 111.950
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1973 Ford Torino sport fastback: 12.849 @ 106.580
Ian O'Connor, Engine: 393 Clevland!, Supercharger: nope Turbos: never Tires: M/T 28x10.5-15


1971 Ford Torino : 12.905 @ 106.700
mike, Engine: 429, Tires: 26x10


1971 Ford Torino Cobra: 13.650 @ 101.600
, Engine: 351 Cleveland .030 Over, Tires: Hoosier Quick Time Pro's


1972 Ford Torino 4 door: 13.755 @ 91.040
david hoyt, Engine: 351 w, Supercharger: no Turbos: no Tires: stock street


1973 Ford Torino Ranchero GT: 14.500 @ 93.390
Jeff NAGY, Engine: 393 Cleveland stroker, Supercharger: n/a Turbos: n/a Tires: Nexen 3000: 225/45-18 & 255/35-20


1969 Ford Torino GT: 14.690 @ 92.450
Ron Heldak, Engine: 390 FE, Tires: Street


 


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