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Every Car Driven By Tej In The Movies

Tej Parker has been a vital character of the Fast & Furious franchise since the series’ first sequel, 2 Fast 2 Furious. The figure, played by Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges, has starred in four installments since his 2003 debut, and he’s been behind the wheels of some memorable vehicles during his time on Dominic Toretto’s (Vin Diesel) crew. Tej became a member of the group due to his history with Dom’s right-hand man, Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker), while living in Miami. Bridges reprised his role of Tej in F9, which premiered in June 2021.

Despite being a skilled driver, Tej elected to solely host races near his garage in Miami when he first met Brian in 2 Fast 2 Furious. He ended up helping Brian and Roman during their undercover mission, but Tej probably didn’t expect to reunite with the pair in worldwide heists in the years to come. As an expert hacker, Tej emerged as a key piece to Dom’s crew as they faced off with criminals, corrupt businessmen, and terrorists.

Related: Every Car Dom Has Driven In Fast & Furious Movies

As a loyal member of the group, Tej never backed down from a mission no matter how dangerous it could become. In more recent installments, he took a liking to newcomer Ramsey and often made an effort to have her in the passenger seat of his cars. While the list of vehicles driven by Tej will continue to grow as the saga eventually reaches eleven movies, here’s every notable car he took control of thus far in the Fast & Furious franchise.

1991 Acura NSX
Fast & Furious

After Brian and Roman received vehicles from Monica Fuentes to carry out their undercover mission, they brought the cars to Tej’s Garage to get them checked out. The business was not only a typical automotive garage, but it was also a site of entertainment. Outside of the garage, Tej’s brown and gold Acura NSX could be seen parked out front. It had a custom design similar to Louis Vuitton’s purse pattern but with different initials.

2002 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII
Fast & Furious

The 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII was the car that Brian primarily used while working undercover for Monica. Upon learning that there were trackers on the cars given for the mission, Brian and Roman decided to go a different route. When the pair were tracked to a warehouse, they enlisted dozens of other drivers to scramble out of the building to confuse the police. Despite the conflict, the police were able to find Brian’s Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, but it was being driven by Tej while Suki was driving Roman’s Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder.

1963 Ford Galaxie 500 XL
Fast & Furious

When Dom and Brian put together a team to take down Hernan Reyes, they made sure to bring in Tej. When he arrived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tej was driving a black Ford Galaxie. Roman made sure to poke fun of Tej’s classic ride while at the group’s hideout. The car was briefly seen again at the end of Fast Five as Tej worked on it in the garage that he opened with the money from the vault heist.

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1999 Toyota Supra MK IV JDM
Fast & Furious

Since Dom’s crew needed to evade security cameras to carry out their heist, they built a test course in the hideout. None of the cars were fast enough, so Dom and Brian won a few in various Rio street races. Among the cars was a Toyota Supra that members of the crew tested, including Tej. Dom’s group tole a few police cruisers to disguise themselves in plain sight since the other cars failed to avoid security cameras.

2010 Koenigsegg CCXR
Fast & Furious Koenigsegg CCXR in a paking lot

Following the successful vault heist, the crew split the millions they stole and went on their separate ways. Roman visited Tej at his new garage to show off his Koenigsegg CCXR, claiming that it was the only one in the western hemisphere. A woman then drove up in Tej’s own black Koenigsegg CCXR, confirming that there were now two of the vehicles in the western hemisphere.

Ferrari FXX
Fast & Furious

At the start of Fast and Furious 6, Dom’s crew was still living luxurious lives due to the money acquired from the Rio heist. Tej was shown in Costa Rica driving a red and white Ferrari FXX that local kids admired. Though it was intended to be an FXX model in the movie, it was actually a Ferrari Enzo body kit. The car hasn’t been seen since the opening sequence of the sixth film.

2010 BMW E60 M5
A black BMW M5 racing through London in Fast & Furious 6

While watching over Owen Shaw and his team in London, Luke Hobbs gave Dom’s crew several BMW M5s. The group used them to follow the mercenaries after alarms were set off at Interpol Headquarters. Tej was behind the wheel of one of the BMWs, but it was destroyed by Shaw’s flip cars. The same went for all of the other BMWs except for Dom’s.

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Mercedes-Benz G-Klasse W460
Fast & Furious

As Shaw and his team attempted to flee on a plane, Dom’s crew attempted to stop the aircraft on the runway. Dom, Brian, and Letty board the moving plane to rescue Mia, who was being held as a hostage. Meanwhile, the rest of the group tried to weigh down the plan to stop it from taking off. Tej and Hobbs both used Mercedes-Benz G-Klasse vehicles to tether down the plane. While the group succeeded in their mission, Gisele seemingly sacrificed herself in the process.

2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Fast & Furious

In Furious 7, Dom’s crew was enlisted by Mr. Nobody in rescuing a hacker named Ramsay from Mose Jakande’s terrorist organization. They planned to ambush their convoy by parachuting a set of cars out of a plane. To airdrop over the Caucasus Mountains, Tej used an armored grey Jeep Wrangler Unlimited equipped with a parachute at the hit of a button. Upon landing on the roads below, Dom’s group managed to obtain Ramsey safely.

2010 Ferrari 458
Fast & Furious

After getting Ramsey, the group needed to travel to Abu Dhabi to acquire a flash drive that obtained the God’s Eye program. To fit in with the culture, Dom, Brian, Letty, Roman, and Tej each drove expensive cars when they arrived at the city. Tej, in particular, was shown driving a bright yellow Ferrari 458 before the group infiltrated the Etihad Towers. Like the other cars seen in the Abu Dhabi sequence, the Ferrari wasn’t seen again.

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
Fast & Furious

Toward the beginning of The Fate of the Furious, Dom, Letty, Roman, Tej, and Ramsey assisted Hobbs in obtaining an EMP device in Berlin. To carry out the mission, the group, aside from Hobbs, drove silver Dodge Challenger SRT Demons. After acquiring the device, the crew goes on a getaway throughout Berlin until Dom betrayed the others, stealing the asset for Cipher. Out of all the models used, Dom’s was the only one to sustain any real damage.

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2016 Mercedes AMG GT S
Fast & Furious

While Dom was sent on a special mission by Cipher in New York City, his former crew followed him in the hope that they could stop him. To try and apprehend Dom, law enforcement agent Little Nobody allowed each member to pick a new car out of a warehouse. Tej chose a grey 2016 Mercedes AMG GT S with two black stripes, which he used to chase Dom around the city. When the crew cornered Dom, they used harpoon guns attached to their cars, pulling Dom’s vehicle in all directions. Dom then destroyed all of their vehicles, and Tej’s Mercedes was pulled directly into Letty’s Corvette Sting Ray.

Howe & Howe Technologies Ripsaw MS3 UGV
Tej drives a tank on the ice in Fate of the Furious

In The Fate of the Furious’ climatic sequence, Dom’s old crew traveled to Russia to stop Cipher from hijacking a submarine to launch its nuclear missiles. Once again, they were allowed to pick out a vehicle to carry out the mission. Tej went with the logical choice by picked a Ripsaw MS3 UGV Tank developed by Howe & Howe Technologies. Ramsey sat in the passenger seat of the tank as Tej took down the military base’s attackers and rescued Roman out of the ice.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

When Dom and his son were working on a tractor on their secluded farm at the start of F9, a car drove up to the property. Despite the worry, the car ended up holding some of Dom’s closest allies. When the matte silver Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk pulled up, Tej, Roman, and Ramsey got out. Tej drove the others to Dom’s hideout to enlist help in recovering Mr. Nobody after he sent a distress call. After delivering the update, Tej and the group left to prepare for the mission, but it was unclear what happened to his Jeep.

2020 Jeep Gladiator

Tej truly showcased his love for Jeeps in F9, considering he also drove a 2020 Jeep Gladiator during the intense Montequinto sequence. After traveling through Montequinto to inspect Mr. Nobody’s plane crash, Tej was involved in a chase, which featured him driving his Jeep pickup through the jungle. Local military members pursued Dom’s group through the dangerous terrain, including a minefield. Tej also used the Jeep to cross a falling wooden bridge, narrowly getting his passengers to the other side. Though the Jeep was in good shape, it wasn’t seen again in the ninth Fast & Furious installment.

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Fast & Furious 11 Needs Hobbs Vs. Dom (To End The Rock & Vin Diesel’s Feud)


Fast and Furious 11 needs to feature an epic fight between The Rock and Vin Diesel to resolve the real-life feud and bring closure to their characters’ relationship. The clash between Dom and Hobbs in Fast Five was a game-changer, and revisiting that epic confrontation in Fast 11 would elevate the action and add nostalgia. A showdown between Dom and Hobbs in Fast 11 could serve as a decisive moment of reconciliation, reaffirming the underlying themes of family and unity in the franchise.

Now that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has returned to the Fast Saga, Fast and Furious 11 needs to include an epic fight between Johnson and Vin Diesel. In the high-octane world of the Fast and Furious franchise, the thrill of fast cars and heart-stopping action has always been amplified by the magnetic on-screen chemistry between its stars. However, a real-life feud between The Rock and Vin Diesel has been brewing since 2016. Director Louis Leterrier achieved the impossible by bringing The Rock back into the fold. Now, he must find a way to reunite Luke Hobbs and Dominic Toretto on-screen.

Ever since Fate of the Furious, the void left by The Rock’s absence has grown more conspicuous. The actor’s feud with Vin Diesel has cast a shadow over the franchise, making it increasingly difficult for the writers and directors to craft a cohesive narrative. As Fast Saga fans await the next installment, all eyes are on Leterrier to weave a compelling story that not only showcases jaw-dropping action but also offers a chance for Hobbs and Dom to partake in an epic showdown.

Hobbs & Dom Fighting In Fast & Furious 11 Would Bring Their Arc Full Circle
Vin Diesel's Dom confronts Dwayne Johnson's Hobbs in Fast Five

Fast X and Fast and Furious 11 act as sequels to Fast Five in many ways, so it makes perfect sense for the upcoming installment to build on the fight scene between Dom and Hobbs from Fast Five. The clash between the two powerhouse characters left an indelible mark on fans. Revisiting that epic confrontation could elevate the adrenaline-fueled action and add a layer of nostalgia to Fast and Furious 11. Now that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has had a change of heart and returned to the Fast Saga, the anticipation for a rematch between his and Vin Diesel’s characters has reached a fever pitch.

Dom and Hobbs’ showdown in Fast Five was a game-changer for the franchise, propelling it to new heights with its intensity and raw energy. Given the unresolved tension between the two stars in real life, a meticulously crafted fight scene in Fast 11 has the potential to invigorate the climax of the series and provide a cathartic experience for the actors and fans alike. As Fast 11 may be the final chapter in the Fast and Furious universe, all eyes are on this anticipated clash. Hopefully, a brotherly fight will be the defining moment that brings harmony back to the Fast Saga family.

The Rock & Vin Diesel Can Put Their Feud To Rest On Screen
Hobbs holding on to Dom in Fast and Furious 5

Vin Diesel and The Rock’s personal history adds a layer of complexity to any potential fight between their characters in Fast and Furious 11. Given their real-life feud, it’s unlikely either actor would be portrayed as the clear winner or loser. Moreover, from a storytelling perspective, it would be counterproductive to have Dom excessively harm or kill Hobbs or vice versa. However, as the series approaches its potential end, a showdown between Dom and Hobbs could serve as a decisive moment of reconciliation. After all, throughout the Fast and Furious films, audiences have witnessed a recurring pattern of men engaging in physical conflicts before eventually forming unbreakable bonds.

For instance, Fast and Furious sees Dom and Brian’s tumultuous relationship evolve into a deep brotherly connection after a series of knock-down, drag-out fights. This same sort of understanding between Dom and Hobbs would reaffirm the underlying themes of reconciliation and family that have contributed to the franchise’s enduring popularity. By embracing the notion that they are, in a sense, brothers, Dom and Hobbs could mend their on-screen relationship and deliver a broader message of unity. This would ultimately give fans a satisfying conclusion to their relationship in Fast and Furious 11.

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Vin Diesel Posts Paul Walker Tribute On 10th Anniversary Of His Death


Vin Diesel shares a touching tribute to Paul Walker 10 years after the actor’s tragic death on November 30, 2013. Diesel expresses that “more smiles manage to break through the tears” as years pass because he knows his bond with Walker will be stronger than ever when they eventually reunite. Walker’s character, Brian O’Connor, remains alive in the world of Fast and Furious, and Diesel has previously teased that the franchise won’t end without a proper farewell to Brian and Walker.

Fast and Furious star Vin Diesel takes to social media to share a touching tribute to Paul Walker, 10 years after the actor’s death. First released in 2001, the debut installment in the long-running Fast and Furious franchise introduces Diesel as Dominic Toretto and Walker as Brian O’Connor. Both characters would return for a number of sequels, but Walker tragically passed away on November 30, 2013, during the production of Furious 7.

Now, on the 10th anniversary of Walker’s passing, Diesel has shared a touching tribute post on Instagram to honor his late Fast and Furious costar. Check out the actor’s emotional post below:

Accompanying an image of Walker with one of his daughters, Diesel reminisces about an important lesson learned from the late actor and how his legacy still lives on today. Diesel’s full caption is included below:

I was listening to a song this morning…‘That Lucky Old Sun’… thought of you, racing around Heaven all day. Hahaha…
The family of the Mourning, feels like it has grown since a decade ago… feel’s like that experience of losing someone is far too common today. Leaving more and more of us in search for meaning, trying to make sense of this complex existence…
Oh, I have finally understood what you use to do with the phone, “phone Fasting”… you had the insight to turn off your phone for long stretches of time. I started this year to do just that. You used to say, Vin and I can go years without talking, and our brotherhood will always be stronger than we left it, the ones who truly love you will always be there.
Amen to that.
This is one of my favorite images ever taken… You knew how proud I was when my daughter, the Alpha Angel, your niece would play the piano… well last night she was playing Moonlight Sonata… it took me back to the night before she was born. Me and you were working late… you were telling me that the best moment in life would be witnessing my child being born. That priceless smile you had when I told you the next day that I had cut the umbilical cord…
The next song she started playing on the piano is by an artist you would have loved, named Billie Eilish, ‘What was I made for’… when she started to play, the other angels all came and joined her at the piano and they started singing… wow…emotions… angels, I know you were listening.
After ten years… I know these days of beautiful remembrance will be filled with tears. But as time rolls on, with each year that passes… more smiles manage to break through the tears. Cause I know, when I see you again… our brotherhood will be stronger than we left it.
Miss you.

Will Brian Be Seen Again In Fast & Furious?
Furious 7 Reveals How Paul Walker’s Character Can Return
CGI Paul Walker in Furious 7.

Walker’s death in November 2013 came with a great deal of sadness, but it also created problems for the Furious 7 production, which was about halfway done. It was ultimately decided that Walker’s remaining scenes would be completed with a digital recreation of the actor, with his two brothers, Cody and Caleb Walker, serving as body doubles. Although Walker may have passed away, Brian remains alive and well within the world of the films, though he has not been seen in the flesh since Furious 7’s emotional ending.

The closet audiences have come to seeing Brian again (outside of the flashbacks featured in Fast X) is at the end of F9: The Fast Saga, when the character’s iconic Nissan Skyline pulls up at Dom’s house. This summer’s Fast X supposedly sets up the conclusion of the franchise in an 11th and potentially 12th installment (in addition to the announced Dwayne Johnson Luke Hobbs spinoff movie), and it’s very likely that the final movie will see Brian return in some capacity.

Diesel has also essentially teased as much, telling Total Film (via GamesRadar) earlier this year: “I couldn’t imagine this saga ending without truly saying goodbye to Brian O’Conner.” It’s unclear if this will mean a substantial digital recreation of the actor for extended portions of the film or a quick cameo at the very end, but it seems like audiences haven’t seen the last of Brian just yet. Even in death, Walker remains a key pillar of Fast and Furious, and it’s fitting that the final film will feature another heartfelt goodbye to further honor the late actor.

Source: Vin Diesel/ Instagram

Fast and Furious 11 temp poster

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All 4 Fast & Furious Heroes Who Stayed Dead (& Which One Is Most Likely To Return)


Fast & Furious franchise is known for bringing back dead characters, but there are a few heroes who have remained dead. Jack Toretto, Dom’s father, died in a racing accident and his death should not be undone in the franchise. Jesse, a member of Dom’s crew, was killed in a drive-by shooting, while Vince was killed during an ambush. Elena, Dom’s love interest, was killed by the villain Cipher.

The Fast & Furious franchise has brought many characters back from the dead, but a handful of its heroes have remained killed off after their demise. The Fast Saga has taken its characters on a wild ride from street racing to the most outlandish adventures possible. The running theme of the Fast & Furious franchise has long been family, with Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) building quite a large family indeed over the course of the Fast Saga’s run.

On top of its embrace of ridiculous, superhuman feats as a staple of its action scenes, the Fast & Furious movies are also well known for bringing back seemingly dead characters for more missions. The returns of Sung Kang’s Han in F9 and Gal Gadot’s Gisele Yashar in Fast X would be especially noteworthy in emphasizing the notion that no Fast & Furious death is irreversible. However, that is not entirely true, as there have been a few Fast & Furious heroes who have died and never come back.

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4 Jack Toretto
An image of Jack Toretto driving a car in F9

Jack Toretto (J.D. Pardo) is the father of Dom, Mia (Jordana Brewster), and Jakob Toretto (John Cena), and is first seen in a flashback to 1989 in F9. Jack is a highly skilled race car driver who instilled that talent in his children, with Dom and Jakob being part of his racing pit crew. However, Jack’s racing career took a tragic turn when his car malfunctioned and crashed, killing him. Dom later beat his father’s racing opponent, Kenny Linder (Jim Parrack), almost to death with a wrench, believing him responsible for his father’s demise.

This tragedy also led to Dom and Jakob falling out, with Dom later coming to believe that Jakob set up their father’s death since he was the last one to work on his car. However, Jack was intentionally attempting to throw the race in order to get his family out of debt. He had asked Jakob to help tinker with his car so that it would fail, with Jack’s death being unintentional on both their parts. While his return has been theorized by fans, of all the characters killed off in Fast & Furious, Jack Toretto’s death should never be retconned.

3 Jesse
Jesse in The Fast and the Furious pic

One of the early members of Dom’s family in the original The Fast and the Furious, Jesse (Chad Lindberg) was the brains of Dom’s crew in his enterprise of stealing DVD players. Jesse went on the run after losing a street race to Dom’s rival, Johnny Tran (Rick Yune), having bet his MK3 Volkswagen Jetta in the race. Jesse was later killed outside of Dom’s house when Johnny Tran and his associate Lance Nguyen (Reggie Lee) arrived and performed a drive-by shooting. Dom and Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) then chased down Johnny Tran and Lance Nguyen to avenge their fallen friend.

2 Vince
fast and furious 5 vince

Vince (Matt Schulze) was another member of Dom’s crew in The Fast & the Furious, and he was badly injured during a truck heist in that first movie. After his recovery, Vince fled to Rio de Janeiro where he later reunited with Dom and family in Fast Five. Despite Vince having settled down with a wife and a baby son, he agreed to join Dom’s daring heist of Rio’s most feared crime boss Hernan Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida). Unfortunately, Vince was killed during an ambush by Reyes’s team. After successfully pulling off the heist, Dom left Vince’s intended share of the money with his wife and son.

1 Elena
Elena Neves walks with her gun drawn by a car

Elena Neves (Elsa Pataky) worked alongside Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) in apprehending Dom and his crew in Fast Five. She and Dom gradually developed feelings for each other, however, and departed for Spain with Dom at the end of the movie. After Dom learned that his wife Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez) was still alive despite her apparent death in Fast & Furious, Dom and Elena had an amicable split, only for it to later be revealed that Elena is the mother of Dom’s son in The Fate of the Furious.

RELATED: How (& Where) To Watch The Fast & Furious Movies In Order By Release Date & Chronologically

After Elena was killed by the villainous Cipher (Charlize Theron), Dom and Letty raised the boy together, with the two naming him Brian after Brian O’Conner. Meanwhile, Dom later met Elena’s sister Isabel (Daniela Melchior), who joined Dom’s crew in Fast X. While Elena remains deceased as of Fast X, the arrival of her sister Isabel and Fast & Furious’s habit of not truly killing off characters makes her the most likely thought-to-be-dead hero to potentially return as the franchise speeds towards its finale.

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