Fast & Furious 4: '70 Chevelle Rips It Up | Edmunds.com

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. Editorial Coverage * Fast and Furious 4: Behind the Scenes * Fast & Furious 4: Secondhand Review * New Fast & Furious Will Hit Theaters in April * Even faster: New Fast & Furious Movie Trailer Released * New Fast and Furious Spy Photos! * Hyundai Genesis Coupe To Appear in Fast and Furious 4 * Fourth Fast & Furious Movie Nears Production * Tokyo Drift: Drift and Driven * Behind the Scenes of The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift * Screen Test, Road Test: The Cars of Tokyo Drift * 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 Mazda RX-8 * faster, Furiouser and Camera Ready * 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 Skyline-powered Mustang 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 one. 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. 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/

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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.





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Ram Air IV GTO vs Chevelle SS 454 LS6 - 1/4 mile Drag Race Video and Massive Burnout - Road Test TV
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Fast & Furious 4: Plymouth Road Runner | Edmunds.com
MORE FAST & FURIOUS COVERAGE @ INSIDELINE.COM: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Features/articleId=144114 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?




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