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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.

Related: Rita Ora’s Fast & Furious 6 Cameo Explained

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.

Related: Fast Saga: Why Mia Toretto Didn’t Return For Fate of The Furious

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 Release Delay & Filming Start Date Confirmed By Director


Fast and Furious 11
is facing a release date delay to Summer 2026 due to strikes, with director Louis Leterrier confirming the sequel will not be hitting its April 4, 2025 date.
Leterrier also confirms that filming starts in Fall 2025 after finishing a horror movie in September.
The final installment in the
Fast Saga
reunites Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto for one last ride, while also leaving the door open for other spinoffs.

After facing multiple delays due to the 2023 SAG-AFTRA and Writers Guild of America strikes, Fast and Furious 11 is seeing its release date delayed. The next installment in the Vin Diesel-fronted franchise is expected to be the last mainline sequel, while development continues on the Dwayne Johnson-led spinoff Hobbs & Reyes, a mysterious standalone movie penned by Fast X’s Zach Dean and a potential female-led spinoff. While a filming start date was never confirmed, Universal had previously set the movie for an April 2025 release date.

During a recent interview with Collider at a CCXP MX panel, Louis Leterrier was asked for an update on Fast and Furious 11. The director went on to confirm that the final mainline installment in the action franchise will no longer be making its April 4, 2025 release date, instead now aiming for a Summer 2026 release window with the filming start date being set for this fall. Check out what Leterrier said below:

It’s happening. It’s happening very, very soon. I’m able to shoot a little horror movie this summer. I’m finishing my horror movie on September 15th, and I start Fast on September 16th.

Will Fast 11’s Multiple Delays Help Or Hurt The Sequel?

Much like the tenth film before it, Fast and Furious 11 has faced a few behind-the-scenes hardships in its road to getting off the ground, namely the delays stemming from the 2023 strikes. While the latest movie seems to have retained its core creative team in comparison to the shift in directors from franchise vet Justin Lin to Leterrier on Fast X after reported creative differences between the former and Diesel, this change didn’t seem to help much with the continued downward trend recent sequels have seen from critics. Check out how the franchise’s Rotten Tomatoes scores compare below:

Title RT Critical Score RT Audience Score The Fast and the Furious 54% 74% 2 Fast 2 Furious 37% 50% The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 37% 69% Fast & Furious 28% 67% Fast Five 78% 83% Fast & Furious 6 71% 84% Furious 7 81% 82% The Fate of the Furious 67% 72% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw 67% 88% F9: The Fast Saga 59% 82% Fast X 56% 84%

Even looking outside the Fast and Furious franchise, many movie sequels have found themselves hurt by various delays, be they from creative changes, general release shifts or other factors. The action genre in particular is one in which lengthier development periods can lead to diminishing returns, be it A Good Day to Die Hard, Rambo: Last Blood or Diesel’s own xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. While Fast and Furious 11 may only be getting pushed back by a year, the delay is nonetheless a concern that the final installment could find itself in trouble.

Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) looking angry with Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) looking unimpressed in Fast & Furious

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On the other hand, the longer wait for Fast and Furious 11 to close out the mainline series of movies could actually prove beneficial for the sequel. Though Leterrier may be busy with another project in the lead-up to filming the next installment, writers Oren Uziel and Christina Hodson should now have more than enough time to really look back at the script and ensure it learns from the critical missteps of recent installments to deliver a satisfying conclusion to the Dominic Toretto saga.

Source: Collider

Fast and Furious 11 temp poster Fast and Furious 11 Fast and Furious 11 is the final movie in the Fast Saga. It reunites Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto with the rest of the cast for one last ride. However, the franchise is open for spinoff films like Hobbs & Shaw afterward.Director Louis Leterrier Release Date April 4, 2025 Distributor(s) Universal Pictures Writers Christina Hodson , Oren Uziel

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Vin Diesel Already Has His Perfect Fast & Furious Replacement Franchise With 51-Year-Old Remake


Vin Diesel’s dominance in Fast & Furious is ending, but Kojak could kick off a new action franchise for him.
Kojak’s reboot faces an uncertain future, but its similarity to Fast & Furious makes it a worthy project for Diesel.
Diesel’s potential shift from criminal racer to cop signifies a fresh start in a possible Fast & Furious-like series.

Vin Diesel’s days of playing Dominic Toretto are numbered, but the actor has already found his perfect Fast & Furious replacement. Diesel found a major breakout role in the early 2000s thanks to participating in The Fast and the Furious. The original 2001 street racing crime movie became the springboard for a sprawling franchise that has lasted for over two decades. The success of the Fast & Furious movies transformed Vin Diesel’s career, turning him into an even bigger star, especially in the action movie genre. But, Fast & Furious 11 is planned as the final chapter for him and the franchise.

The Fast & Furious franchise’s end will put Vin Diesel in an unfamiliar position of not having a major franchise to lean back on. This presents the actor with various options, such as changing the course of his career to pursue non-franchise roles. However, the more likely outcome is that Diesel will attempt to find a new IP that can replace Fast & Furious. He has had trouble in that regard recently, with franchises like xXx or Riddick running cold and Bloodshot and The Last Witch Hunter failing to launch franchises. There is another option for Diesel, though.

2:03 Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto from The Fast & Furious Franchise

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Kojak Can Be Vin Diesel’s New Action Crime Franchise After Fast & Furious
Diesel Has Been Developing The Reboot Since 2015

The impending conclusion of the Fast & Furious franchise means it is finally time for Vin Diesel’s Kojak reboot to get off the ground. The project was announced back in 2015 with Diesel re-teaming with Universal Pictures, the studio behind Fast & Furious, to develop a movie based on Kojak. The original TV series starred Telly Savalas as Theo Kokaj and ran for three seasons after debuting in 1973. The series revolves around Kojak, a New York detective known for being willing to go beyond the law and a love for cars and lollipops, and follows him as he investigates different cases.

Kojak was rebooted in 2005 as a TV show starring Ving Rhames, but it only ran for six episodes

Development on Vin Diesel’s Kojak movie has not been very active in the nine years since it was announced. However, it still maintains the base similarities to Fast & Furious, which makes the project a worthwhile endeavor for Diesel in terms of finding a new action franchise. He would now have another big action series about cars and crime, essentially making Kojak into a newer version of Fast & Furious. The irony here is that Diesel takes on the role of a cop after playing criminal racer Dominic Toretto.

Vin Diesel’s Involvement Can Morph Kojak Into A Major Action Franchise
Kojak Could Be A Fast & Furious Clone
Telly Savalas talking on the phone in Kojak

Looking at the original TV show, Kojak might not necessarily project to be a major blockbuster action franchise akin to Fast & Furious. The TV series was relatively grounded and small due to the nature of its production. However, the fact that Diesel and Universal pinpointed this property as something they wanted to revive together is telling. The announcement of Kojak’s reboot came months after Furious 7 debuted in theaters and took the franchise to new heights at the box office and in terms of how ridiculously big the action and story could get.

It’s sometimes difficult to remember that Fast & Furious started off with a story about DVD thieves who were also street racers before Diesel helped turn it into something much bigger. With that experience and success already behind him, it would be understandable if a similar path was envisioned for Kojak. The series could then morph into a Fast & Furious clone, one that gives Vin Diesel a new franchise to headline and Universal a “fresh” action franchise to grow.

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The Rock’s WWE Run Means Fast & Furious 11 Must Make 1 Major Hobbs Change


Hobbs from Fast & Furious 11 needs a gritty edge like The Rock’s WWE character to keep the franchise fresh and exciting.
The Rock’s time away from the Fast & Furious universe provides the perfect reason for Hobbs to return with a personal vendetta and a more savage attitude.
While Hobbs shouldn’t become a full-fledged villain in Fast & Furious 11, adding some edginess and dirty tricks could make his character more intriguing and dynamic.

Fast & Furious 11 must make one major Hobbs change after The Rock’s incredible WWE run. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s WWE return surpassed his recent movies, with the actor creating some of the best work of his career. Having returned to a thunderous reception, The Rock was able to flip the crowd’s reception by becoming a heel and playing a major part in WrestleMania’s main events. The Rock hasn’t played a villain on screen for years, as even his depiction of Black Adam lent more into the character’s anti-hero side, which made his wrestling run all the more refreshing.

While his wrestling character may not perfectly translate into the Fast & Furious universe, there is one aspect of The Rock’s WWE run that the franchise should attempt to implement. After debuting in Fast Five, The Rock’s best Fast & Furious scenes helped contribute to the movie series becoming so popular, with Luke Hobbs becoming an instrumental part of the story. He was even given his own spinoff alongside Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) and is set to get a solo movie in the future. Despite this, Hobbs would still benefit from adding one key aspect of The Rock’s WWE run.

The Rock’s WWE Run Proves Fast & Furious 11 Needs To Give Hobbs More Of An Edge
Fast & Furious Would Benefit From Hobbs Adopting Some Of The Rock’s WWE Tendancies
Dwayne The Rock Johnson in Black Adam, WWE, and Hobbs and Shaw

Given how electrifying The Rock’s recent WWE run was, there is no doubt Fast & Furious 11 needs to give Hobbs more of an edge. Although the character has had his more serious moments, like most of the Fast & Furious cast, Hobbs tends to mix action with comedy. Hobbs and Shaw are supposed to be two of the more stoic heroes, yet they are constantly at each other’s throats and cracking jokes to help maintain the franchise’s lighthearted core. However, giving Hobbs a grittier side would help the character thrive upon his return.

The Rock’s Fast & Furious return may redeem Fast X’s box office, but the character needs to come back stronger than ever. By allowing him to be more ruthless, he can still maintain some elements of comedy but also become more interesting in the process. Johnson proved that despite being a detestable heel, he was still as hilarious as ever during his recent WWE tenure. This proves that he can maintain Fast & Furious’ tone and humorous style while being more layered; therefore, Hobbs adopting some of The Rock’s WWE characteristics could make him even more entertaining.

Fast & Furious Already Has A Reason For Hobbs To Be More Savage
Hobbs Has Been Away From The Franchise For Several Years

Making a major change to Hobbs’ character could be tough to explain, but Fast & Furious 11 already has a great reason to make him more savage. His four-year absence from the franchise gives him a perfect excuse to come back with a vengeance and potentially have a personal attachment to Fast & Furious 11’s villains. Hobbs’ time away from the main story could be explained through a connection to Fast X’s secondary villain, Aimes. Aimes’ villain twist in Fast X was well executed and suggests he’ll be around for the sequel, which is the perfect reason to bring back Hobbs.

Having a more personal story with one of the villains could allow Hobbs to continue his great quips and one-liners, but it would also give him more of an edge.

Fast X never explained why he’s back, but having a personal vendetta against Aimes could be an intriguing reason. Given Dom and Dante are the focal point of the franchise’s conclusion, Hobbs returning to take down Aimes would avoid overshadowing the main story while still giving him an interesting role. Having a personal story with one of the villains could allow Hobbs to continue his great quips and one-liners, while also giving him more of an edge. This provides The Rock with the perfect reason to implement some of his heel traits while still portraying a morally good hero.

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Why Fast & Furious Can’t Bring The Rock Back As A Villain
Hobbs Already Appeared As An Antagonist In Fast Five
A custom image featuring Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs in the Fast and Furious movies Custom image by Debanjana Chowdhury

Although The Rock’s villainous tendencies worked well in the WWE, Fast & Furious can’t bring him back as an antagonist. Johnson already played the main villain of Fast Five, as Hobbs was originally an enemy of Dom and his crew before becoming an ally. Hobbs’ role in Fast Five was one of his best, but despite being the main antagonist, he always had a level of integrity. Dropping all of this to make him a villain in the final movie would be completely unnecessary, especially as the franchise needs him to remain a hero for his spinoff.

Fast & Furious 11 may end the main story, but The Rock will be part of the franchise beyond this, and altering his character so drastically wouldn’t make any sense. Instead, adding some extra edge to his character would have the same effect and would avoid stealing the thunder from Dante and Aimes. Although Fast & Furious 11 shouldn’t make him a villain, the film can still allow Hobbs to play dirty and pull some cheap tricks in order to show a grittier side, while letting him taunt his enemies when he inevitably helps save the day.

Fast & Furious 11
is scheduled to be released in theaters on April 4, 2025.

Fast and Furious 11 temp poster Fast and Furious 11 Fast and Furious 11 is the final movie in the Fast Saga. It reunites Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto with the rest of the cast for one last ride. However, the franchise is open for spinoff films like Hobbs & Shaw afterward.Director Louis Leterrier Release Date April 4, 2025 Distributor(s) Universal Pictures Writers Christina Hodson , Oren Uziel

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