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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 installed.
It's amazing it took this long for someone to give the Grand National the starring role it deserved.
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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Fast & Furious 4: Plymouth Road Runner
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Anyone trying to keep the timeline and pink slips of the Fast & Furious
universe straight will have their head explode with this car. OK, now try
and keep up.
At the very end of the third Fast & Furious movie (Tokyo Drift), Dominic
Toretto shows up in "Hammer," the well-known 1970 Plymouth Road Runner
built by Steve Strope's Pure Vision Design in Simi Valley, California. In
the few lines of dialogue Toretto speaks, he explains he got the car from
his friend "Han," who had been killed earlier in the movie.
So for the fourth film, Hammer had to come back. And miraculously, so does
Han. But Hammer isn't owned by Han or Dom in this movie. Instead it's owned
by Letty (Michelle Rodriguez). If you want to figure it all out, go ahead.
Or, better yet, stop asking questions and enjoy the film.
In Tokyo Drift the real, exquisitely detailed, perfectly painted, hugely
valuable Hammer was used as Dom's ride. However, since Hammer was going to
be, well, hammered, in Fast & Furious, the production car department
decided to build replicas. And the "real" Hammer doesn't actually appear in
the fourth film at all.
The picture car department built three Hammer clones using two 1970
Plymouth Satellites and one actual Road Runner. Unlike the original Hammer,
which is a pillarless hardtop, the three replicas were based on two-doors
with pillars. To hide the pillars, they were simply painted black.
Both Satellites were totaled during production. The real Road Runner —
running a 383 with a four-speed — was saved and is in storage. After all,
who knows what time traveling is in store for Fast & Furious 5?
Dirt Cheap Rat Rod! 1968 Charger Buildup and Thrash - Roadkill Ep. 23
Freiburger and Finnegan think this is the best episode so far! It's the
longest, too. This show has it all: a Mad-Max-vibe 1968 Dodge Charger built
with motorhome parts, sideways Dukes-style action, lots of low-buck
wrenching, hilarious snafus, and cameo appearances by the Macho Grande from
episode 8, the '66 Buick Special convertible from a pre-Roadkill episode,
the ramp truck from episode 20, and the Fury from episode 22. Enjoy the
last Roadkill of 2013!
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412hp supercharge 350z vs the Great Grand National
412hp supercharge 350z(low Boost
pulley) vs the Great Grand National
my nissan was no match for the grand national....
350z - stillen Supercharger,stillen Intercooler,cosworth Vq block
with 10.3:1 pistons and CNC big valve heads,DC headers
Grand National -1987 buick grand national stroker stage II T/A aluminum
block and heads.Fully built J&E pistons, scat rods, steel crank, Jessel
rockers, BG intake with RJC spacer, RJC pulley's, MSD dis high output
alternator, turbo 76MM Innovative turbo dbb..asnti 22 rear 20 in the front
(new set up)bear all around etc
its not a GNX its a Grand national......the rims are a custom 20in 3
piece rims on Nitto NT 555 R Drag Radials(video set up)
pic of rims
Buick Grand National Racing Video
A movie made from a fellow Swede, Jakob "heatseeker", the darkblue GNX
clone is his, my car is the Pontiac showing up in the end with the Cowl
The Legend: Turbo Buicks
The Smoking Tire heads out to Fontana, CA for a drag strip meetup with the
guys from turboBuick.com and learns
about the one-time "fastest car in America," the Buick Grand National.
Grand National single turbo 1,500 horsepower dale cherry
A video from bowling Green, Ky 5-18-2002 Single turbo stage 2 V6 4.1 liter. Killer sounding turbo. On this run, wheels up launch while
spinning. Dale said it also spun the last 300 feet or so. 1500 horsepower, full steel car
except the hood! full frame. built and tuned by Dale Cherry of Hatboro,Pa
owner of: http://www.injection-connection.com/HomePage.htm
car info: http://www.turbobuick.com/dale_cherry_car.html
2014 Buick Regal GS 0-60 MPH First Drive Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2014 Buick Regal GS is the sportiest car in
Buick's new 2014 line-up. The big news for 2014 is a new refreshed
redesigned of both the inside and outside of the 2014 Buick Regal and the
addition of all-wheel-drive. Buick says that the engine has also been
improved and that the GS button in the car makes for a fun and exciting
driving experience. In another fun and informative TFLcar Review Roman
Travels to country roads of rural Kentucky to drive the newest and fastest
Buick Regal. Is this newest Buick Regal GS the real deal. You'll have to
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GN vs. GT500
I ran a GT500, he wasnt talking to anyone, just acting like his GT500 was a
Ford GT or something. He did a really weird burnout and I let him get the
jump. I guess he liked his rims to much to get a stickier tire because all
he did was spin. It wasnt even a race, his time ended up being 21.41
seconds in the quarter.