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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.
Fast & Furious 4: Buick Grand National
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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
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
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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 & Furious 4: '70 Camaro F-Bomb
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The Fast and the Furious is back. The street-racing action movie series
returns with a fourth installment, simply titled Fast & Furious. Better
stock up on the NOS.
Eight years ago, the original Fast and Furious movie was one of the first
car flicks to develop a cult following since the days of Steve McQueen and
Burt Reynolds. With the possible exception of Hot Wheels, it was also the
first mainstream tool to really exploit the untapped demographic of the
import tuning subculture.
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* Tokyo Drift Test: Skyline-Powered 1967 Ford Mustang
* Tokyo Drift Test: Drift King Twin-turbo 350Z
* Tokyo Drift Test: Veilside RX-7
* Tokyo Drift Test: Rear-Wheel-Drive Mitsubishi Evolution IX
* Tokyo Drift Test: Big Block V8-Powered 1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
* Tokyo Drift Test: V8-Powered 1967 Ford Mustang
* Tokyo Drift Test: Toyota Chaser
* Tokyo Drift Test: turbocharged
* faster, Furiouser and Camera
* Flicks: The Fast and the Furious DVD Collection Out on June 6
* Universal Studios Tour Debuts Fast and Furious Exhibit
Once it was announced that the new Fast & Furious movie was nearing
production, speculation began about what was in store for fans of the F&F
series. It wasn't long before spy photos of the action flick's set and cars
began appearing online. It is now established that the upcoming movie will
be hitting theaters on April 3.
The previous Fast & Furious movies' focus on cars rather than story line
hasn't helped them achieve any decent critical success, but they've always
been able to rake in money. While the first three movies were created to
please a younger audience obsessed with modifying cars, usually in a
horrifically tacky fashion, this F&F attempts to put emphasis on
traditional action and plot, as is evident in the official trailer.
The movie marks the return of the two original main characters, Dom Toretto
(Vin Diesel) and Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker), and also marks the return of
some semblance of a plot. O'Conner is now an FBI agent hot on the heels of
drug lord Antonio Braga, coincidentally the very same villain Toretto is
after, as he is responsible for the death of Toretto's girlfriend. That
about sums it up.
When a friend of a friend was able to attend an early screening of the
film, we reported what he saw in a recent secondhand review. He said many
of the computer graphics and special effects had yet to be cleaned up, but
it was fun to watch anyway, with plenty of cool rides and hot women.
In a movie series known for unique and outrageous cars, such as the
from Tokyo Drift, we're excited to see the new batch of cars in action,
including an R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R and an awesome Lamborghini LM002
SUV-slash-tank from the '80s. Aside from the GT-R and a few others, the
usual roster of imports has taken a backseat this time, with the spotlight
falling mostly on American iron from yesteryear.
Recently, Inside Line was given a behind-the-scenes look at the vehicles
used in the movie. While many of the cars used in filming were actually
replicas, often built in batches of six or seven to account for crash
scenes, there are still a handful of cars that are the real deal. The
off-road buggy wearing a fiberglass Skyline R34 body shell, however, is not
In the end, though, Fast & Furious 4 does sport tons of cool cars, and with
no shortage of exciting chases, explosions and sexy girls, it will make for
an entertaining way to pass a couple of hours. Whether you're going to see
it because you love it or you hate it, it will likely make a bundle of
money for Universal Studios, as will the upcoming DVD box set and the
addition of a Fast and Furious exhibit in the Universal Studios tour.
Ford Gran Torino 1972 Part 1/2 (Muscle Car HD)
Make sure to watch part 2.
Here is the blog I created for my 72: http://fordtorino72.blogspot.com
Here is my facebook Torino group:
This one is for all the Gran Torino owners and admirers out there. The
slideshow is all about the 72 Sport FastBack model which is in my opinion,
one of the most good looking muscle car around. I love the aggressive
nose, the large muscular hips and the fastback with its rear window being
almost horizontal. This car has been starring in the latest Clint Eastwood
movie and the last Fast & Furious 4. Enjoy the ride, make sure you watch
in HD and spread the 2 words...Gran Torino. One last thing, If any Torino
owners or photographers in this video wants their pictures to be credited
in the description, it will be my pleasure.
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!!!!
1970 Ford Torino King Cobra Boss 429 Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Review
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Fast & Furious 4: BMW M5
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Every Fast & Furious film has to have at least one over-the-top street race
with multiple cars careening along wildly, putting the lives of the drivers
(and anyone else who happens to be on the street at the time) in mortal
danger. And when it comes to mortal danger, what better car to face it in
than a BMW M5?
Fortunately for Fast & Furious, the 400-horsepower, V8-powered E39
generation (1998-2003) M5 is still a 5 Series sedan and acquiring and
redecorating much cheaper 528i and 540i models was easy. So the production
bought three old 540i sedans and four 528i models and redecorated them with
orange and black paint and 19-inch wheels. Of these seven BMWs, six were
destroyed. That includes three dropped off a bridge onto a road down below.
The M5 was another car that just seemed to emerge naturally during the
casting process — there wasn't anyone who didn't want the big, powerful
BMW in the show. And some design inspiration obviously came from German
tuning house Lumma Design's CLR 500 R-S version of the current E60 M5 that
was shown during 2007.
Of all the cars in the film, this one may be the least believable because
of all its body roll during the action scenes. It looks like an M5 with the
swaybars disconnected. Or a 528i with M5 front fenders.
Chevy Camaro SS Rips It Up with 13 sec 1/4 Mile!
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The last thing General Motors needs right now is to appear as if it's stuck
in the past, creating gas-guzzling cars that are out of step with what the
federal government thinks is the future.
So even when Chevrolet steps into the way-back machine to unveil the
426-horspower retro-inflected 2010 Chevy Camaro SS, it's careful to
mention that this muscle/pony car is the "sports car for the 21st century"
and emphasizes the Camaro's fuel economy ratings
more than its 0-60-mph performance.
So we did what had to be done. We dropped an asphalt-melting burnout in the
parking lot of a former seminary that was of such destructive length that
the guys hired by Chevy to prep and clean the Camaros had time to wander over
and say, "Stop. You're done."
Had a Dairy Queen been available we would have laid a patch in front of
that, too. Look, man. We've been waiting for years for the arrival of this
car; there will be time to talk about balance and the quality of the
interior materials later.
Driving the 1971 Ford Maverick From Fast Five
Here in the United States the Ford Maverick is remembered, if it's
remembered at all, as the car that replaced Ford's original compact, the
Falcon, back in 1970.
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