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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.





Resurrection of General Lee Feature - Teaser
The very first General Lee from The Dukes of Hazzard returns to life 28 years after its leap to fame. This Inside Line exclusive shows you how this classic was reborn.





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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
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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!!!!





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





Fast and Furious 4: F-Bomb 1000FT Burnout (green '73 Camaro)
The real Fast and Furious 4 movie car, the F-Bomb (green '73 Camaro), does a 1000 foot burnout at the Tracks of Willow Springs. The F-Bomb is a 1500HP twin turbo beast created by Nelson Racing Engines and owned by self proclaimed car junkie David Freiburger. Watch this clip to see it's impressive power in action! How often do you get to see a hot rod smoke the tires through every gear?





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Chevy Camaro SS Rips It Up with 13 sec 1/4 Mile!
FULL Camaro COVERAGE @ INSIDELINE.COM: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/FullTests/articleId=144431?tid= edmunds.il.home.photopanel..1.* 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.





Dodge Charger General Lee VS Ford Gran Torino Starsky
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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
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1972 Ford Torino Gran Torino Sport: 11.422 @ 120.560
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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
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1972 Ford Torino Sport: 11.552 @ 118.120
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1973 Ford Torino Brougham: 11.684 @ 114.677
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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
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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
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1971 Ford Torino Cobra: 13.650 @ 101.600
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1972 Ford Torino 4 door: 13.755 @ 91.040
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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
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