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Every Car Letty Drives In The Movies

Letty Ortiz never backs down from a fight, nor does the character give up a chance to drive a memorable car in the Fast & Furious franchise. The character, played by Michelle Rodriguez, made her debut in 2001’s The Fast and the Furious, the installment that launched the adrenaline-inducing film series. Despite initially serving as the love interest to Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), Letty eventually emerged as a core figure in the series. Rodriguez once again portrayed the figure in the most recent sequel, F9, which released in June 2021.

Letty was the girlfriend of Dom and close friend of Mia Toretto (Jordana Brewster) when Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) infiltrated their group. While they spent time street racing, Brian realized that Dom and his crew were behind a series of semi-truck heists. Letty was in on the robberies, and she never backed down when it meant helping Dom. Like Brian, Letty was an extremely loyal member of the group, and she continued being a viable member when their missions became more dangerous.

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Following a death scare, it was later unearthed that Dom and Letty were married. That notion complicated matters, but Letty continued using her expert driving skills when the team needed her. The Fast & Furious series certainly doesn’t have a shortage of respectable female characters, but Letty stands apart from the rest due to her tough demeanor. Here’s every major car that Letty drove throughout the franchise thus far.

1997 Nissan 240SX
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Throughout The Fast and the Furious, Letty was seen primarily driving the modified Nissan 240SX. The skilled driver and knowledgeable mechanic was a member of Dom’s crew from the beginning. Not only was Letty seen driving the red Nissan with yellow graphics around Los Angeles, but she also used the vehicle to participate in Race Wars. Letty easily beat her opponent after using her supply of NOS, something Dom’s crew was known for. It was unclear what happened to Letty’s Nissan since it didn’t make any other appearances in the franchise.

1993 Honda Civic EJ1
Dom's team conducts a DVD truck heist in Fast & Furious

Aside from the Nissan, Letty was also shown driving one of the black Honda Civics used for hijacking trucks in the first installment of The Fast Saga. Dom, Letty, and Leon (Johnny Strong) used the cars to ambush a truck in order to steal its cargo before speeding off. When the group attempted another heist, the truck driver shot a member of Dom’s crew after hearing about potential attacks. During the assault, the Honda driven by Letty was run off the road, causing her car to flip. She survived the event after being rescued by Leon, but her car wasn’t so lucky.

1970 Plymouth Road Runner
Letty crawls out of an upturned car all bloody in Furious 6.

When Dom relocated to the Dominican Republic in Fast & Furious, he and his crew started to hijack fuel tankers. Among the group was his girlfriend, Letty, but when the police close in on their activity, the crew disbanded. Letty, meanwhile, contacted Brian and worked as a double agent under Arturo Braga (John Ortiz), a dangerous crime lord. Braga’s henchmen, Fenix (Laz Alonso), caught on before chasing Letty’s Plymouth Road Runner and running her off of the road. The pursuit resulted in Letty’s car rolling multiple times before it was set on fire by Fenix. The car was destroyed, and Letty was thought to have perished in the assassination attempt, but she ended up surviving.

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1971 Jensen Interceptor
Letty repairs her car in Fast & Furious 6

Following Letty’s major car crash at the hands of Fenix, the character was left with severe amnesia. She had no recollection of her association with Dom or his crew, so she aligned with Owen Shaw (Luke Evans) ahead of Fast & Furious 6. While Owen’s group used a special Flip Car to perform heists in London, Dom set out to stop the antagonist. Members of Owen’s followers attempted to thwart Dom’s counterattack, and among them was Letty in a grey Jensen Interceptor. At one point, Letty used the car to race against Dom and his Dodge Charger Daytona. She eventually regained some of her memories and rejoined Dom’s crew, but it was unknown what happened to the vehicle.

1970 Plymouth Barracuda

Fast & Furious Dom's 1971 Plymouth GTX in the fate of the furious

Ahead of Furious 7, Dom, Brian, and the crew were pardoned for all of their previous crimes, so they were allowed to resume life in Los Angeles. To jog Letty’s memory, Dom took her to Race Wars in a black Plymouth Barracuda. He encouraged her to use the car in a race against an Audi R8, and she won easily. Letty was shown driving the car around toward the end of the movie when Ramsey (Nathalie Emmanuel) attempted to shut down God’s Eye. Ramsey was in the passenger seat of Letty’s Barracuda as the pair tried to avoid Mose Jakande’s (Djimon Hounsou) explosive drones. The car survived the movie, but it hasn’t made another appearance.

2011 Dodge Challenger SRT
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Letty later rejoined Dom and the group to rescue Ramsey from Mose Jakande’s terrorist organization. While concocting a mission, Mr. Nobody (Kurt Russell) provided a warehouse full of cars. Letty chose a lime green and black Dodge Challenger SRT equipped with push bars. Since the group planned to drive the cars out of a moving plane, the car was also modified with a parachute and a harpoon gun. Letty used the vehicle to ambush Jakande’s convoy after grounding her car. She also memorably drifted along the edge of a cliff to rescue Brian from falling over the edge. Following the mission, the car wasn’t seen again.

Dodge Viper SRT-10
Fast & Furious

In order to get their hands on the God’s Eye program in the first place, Ramsey needed a special flash drive located in Abu Dhabi. The team arrived in the capital of the United Arab Emirates in style to blend in with the rich that they will soon be encountering. As part of the new mission, the group was given access to a new set of cars to drive around the city. Letty picked a late model black Dodge Viper SRT-10 as her loaner.

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2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
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Before the others found that Dom betrayed them to join Cipher (Charlize Theron) in The Fate of the Furious, members of the team helped Luke Hobbs (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) and the DSS in retrieving an EMP device in Berlin. Dom, Letty, Tej (Ludacris), and Roman (Tyrese Gibson) all used grey and black Dodge Challenger Demon models to carry out the mission. Out of all the cars, Dom’s was the only one to sustain damage after he side-swiped Hobbs in order to steal the device for Cipher.

1966 Chevrolet Corvette C2 Sting Ray
Letty pursues a rogue Dom in Fast & Furious

When Cipher sent Dom on a special mission in New York City, Letty and the rest of the group follow to stop him. With their various cars, the group tried to intercept Dom using various harpoons. Letty’s red Corvette Sting Ray was in on the attack. Dom managed to get out of the precarious situation by destroying all of their cars one by one, including the Corvette, which was pulled into Tej’s 2016 Mercedes AMG GT S. Since the car was severely damaged, it was presumably abandoned or impounded after the encounter with Dom.

Local Motors Rally Fighter
Fast & Furious

Near the end of The Fate of the Furious, Dom traveled to a Russian base to disable a nuclear submarine so Cipher could hijack it. Letty and the rest of the team tried to once again infiltrate Dom’s plans by stopping the sub from reaching open waters. To drive on the frozen tundra, Letty arrived, driving a special Local Motors Rally Fighter equipped with push bars. At this point, Dom turned on Cipher once his infant son was safe and rejoined his team. Upon redirecting a missile to destroy the bomb, the vehicles, including the Rally Fighter was used to shield Dom from the explosion.

Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron
Letty sits on a motorbike about to leave Dom behind in F9

Instead of four wheels, Letty primarily turned to motorcycles in F9. After Tej, Roman, and Ramsey arrived on the Toretto farm to enlist Letty and Dom for a special mission recovering Mr. Nobody, the married couple were in disagreement about helping. With Dom’s reluctance, Letty hopped on her Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron and let the farm, revealing she missed that part of her old life. It’s unclear what happened to the motorcycle after Letty reunited with the other members of the group.

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Yamaha YZ4350F

Letty essentially traded in her Harley for a Yamaha YZ4350F in F9. When Dom joined the group at the airport, they traveled to Montequinto to investigate Mr. Nobody’s plane crash. While the crew had their own convoy, Letty rode through the jungle terrain in her Yamaha motorcycle. When the military arrived, Letty didn’t have much protection, but she managed to evade capture. With half of Project Ares stashed on the back of her motorcycle, Jakob joined the chase. At one point, the bike was clipped, flipped Letty through the air before Dom used the hood of his car to catch her. The Yamaha was likely destroyed and left in Montequinto.

1970 Chevrolet Nova SS

For the final showdown in F9, Letty drove a silver 1970 Chevrolet Nova SS with black stripes. The car was used during the convoy chase in Tbilisi when Dom’s group attempted to take down the armored truck transporting Otto and Jakob. With Ramsey in the passenger seat, Letty strategically used the magnets equipped in her car to prevent other ensuing vehicles from getting too close to the convoy. Her work was vital in the success of the mission, but it’s unclear what happened to the Chevy Nova in the process. It’s possible the car returns in future Fast & Furious installments.

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The 69-Year Story Behind The Fast And Furious Name


The Fast & Furious franchise started with the 2001 movie The Fast and the Furious and went through several major changes in its sequel titles. The title for the original movie was almost different, with options like Race Wars, but the producer fought for The Fast and the Furious.

As the Fast & Furious series has one of the most recognizable franchise names in cinema, some may be curious as to where its origin came from. The multi-billion-dollar franchise started with 2001’s straightforward street racing movie, The Fast and the Furious, but following that, the series went through several major changes, and that was mirrored in the Fast & Furious sequel movie titles. 2 Fast 2 Furious introduced numbered titles, then The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift immediately dropped that format. The fourquel confused things further with the title Fast & Furious, and it only got more confusing from there. However, every title is still a play on the original 2001 title.

The Fast and the Furious came to fruition following a Vibe magazine article called “Racer X”. Universal had the incredible foresight of seeing how popular street racing would become in the 2000s, and the studio quickly grabbed the movie rights to the article. However, while the movie was originally titled after the article, the studio wasn’t totally satisfied with that name, and many other titles, including Race Wars, were considered. The movie even went into production under the title Redline, but producer Neal Moritz had his mind set on one title that seemed unachievable to get; The Fast and the Furious.

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The Fast And The Furious Is Named After A 1954 Movie
Dom and Brian sitting on a car with their friends in The Fast and the Furious

Another movie titled The Fast and the Furious already existed, and it was released almost half a century before the 2001 street racing film was released. 1954’s The Fast and the Furious, written by Roger Corman, has nothing to do with street racing as it exists today. The movie follows a prison escapee who kidnaps a rich woman and steals her Jaguar, then ends up in an epic road race that ends in Mexico. While the title perfectly fits the 1954 film, Moritz was desperate to use the title for his own movie that he was producing, having learned about it after seeing a Roger Corman documentary (via Entertainment Weekly).

Moritz detailed how Universal didn’t seem to be completely on board at first. The producer explained, “I called up the head of marketing at Universal the next morning and said ‘Okay, I’ve got the title: The Fast and the Furious!’ And there was just silence on the other end. I was like, ‘Oh, I guess that is the worst title he’s ever heard.’ However, after mulling it over, Universal agreed, and it worked out perfectly, as the whole world now knows that name and it’s synonymous with the Vin Diesel-led franchise. Movie titles are extremely important, and it’s less likely that the movie would have become a billion-dollar franchise if it was titled Race Wars.

Paul Walker smiles in Dom's garage in The Fast and the Furious

Moritz revealed, “we made a deal with Roger to give him the use of some stock footage that Universal owned.” It isn’t clear if Corman ever benefited financially from that footage. In hindsight, he undoubtedly got a terrible deal. The Fast & Furious name is extremely important to the franchise and has made Universal billions. The name has even been used for spinoffs, and Fast & Furious Present: Hobbs & Shaw wouldn’t have made $760 million without the name attached to it. However, there was no knowing how huge the franchise became. After all, The Fast and the Furious was originally just a scrappy crime movie based on a magazine article.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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Fast X Video Reveals BTS Of Real, Practical Fights In OTT Sequel


The Fast X fight between Letty and Cipher was filmed using practical effects, resulting in a well-choreographed hand-to-hand combat sequence full of emotions. Cipher’s decision to team up with Dom and “La Familia” was out of necessity, but spending time with Letty after escaping prison could lead to her becoming a member of the family. Cipher’s unexplored history with Giselle and her association with Letty could help in mellowing down the former villain and potentially setting up a redemption arc or even a Cipher spin-off.

A new Fast X behind-the-scenes video shows how Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) and Cipher’s (Charlize Theron) intense fight scene was filmed. Dom and his “La Familia” returned on the big screen in 2023 for the tenth main installment of The Fast Saga. In a major twist, however, instead of butting heads again with Cipher, the primary villain of the franchise for several recent entries, Letty had to team up with her. That didn’t stop Letty from expressing her true feelings about her when they were both captured by the Agency.

Courtesy of Collider is a behind-the-scenes clip from Louis Leterrier’s Fast X that offers a look at how Cipher and Letty’s one-on-one fight scene was filmed. Check out the video below:

The Fast X fight is arguably one of the best choreographed hand-to-hand combat in The Fast Saga, and it’s all because they filmed it with practical effects. The result, coupled with the history between the pair, is an effective action sequence full of emotions.

How Cipher & Letty’s Relationship Evolves In Fast & Furious 11
Cipher wearing a coat in Fast X

Granted that Cipher’s decision to team up with Dom and “La Familia” came from necessity after she was targeted by Jason Momoa’s Dante, spending more time with Letty after escaping prison can lead to her becoming a proper member of “La Familia.” There’s precedent to this, with a few of the recent The Fast Saga villains ending up being redeemed and joining Dom and his crew. This has been the case with Deckard Shaw (despite his attempted murder of Han Lue), and more recently, John Cena’s Jakob, who sacrificed himself in Fast X to save Little B.

Increasing the chances of this happening is Cipher’s unexplored history with Giselle. After she and Letty finally escaped the Agency’s bunk prison, they found themselves in the middle of nowhere. Thankfully, Giselle came to the rescue after Cipher notified her of their escape plan. There has never been any indication that Cipher and Giselle know each other before the massive Fast X twist. Making this more surprising is that Giselle has been believed to be dead for several years now. Her association with Giselle could help Letty mellow down on the former villain when they all return for Fast and Furious 11.

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Perhaps, this unexpected turn could be a set-up for the in-development Cipher spin-off. Specific plot details about the project are currently scant, with Universal still not announcing a tentative release date. Nevertheless, the events of Fast X could be the start of her redemption arc, with her relationship with Letty functioning as a barometer of whether viewers can finally forgive her for all of her transgressions.

Source: Collider

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10 Characters Who Should Be In It


Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty is the franchise’s biggest female character and the obvious pick to lead the all-female spinoff. Jordana Brewster’s Mia deserves a big role in the spinoff to expand on her character and showcase her growth. Brie Larson’s Tess is needed in the spinoff to explore the mystery surrounding her character and add her engaging screen presence to the team.

The Fast & Furious saga is meant to continue with an all-female-led movie, and casting the returning characters presents exciting options. An all-female spinoff could be the perfect way to continue the Fast &Furious story, as it will be able to retain the elements of the franchise that make it iconic while offering a new perspective. From the beginning, the franchise has been very male-dominated, and told male-centric stories, so offering the high-octane thrills of a Fast & Furious movie from a female perspective could be a welcome change of pace.

The series is known for having an all-star cast, so any female spinoff will have to match the previous films. Thankfully, the franchise already has several incredible female movie stars. Fast X, the latest film in the franchise, introduced and reintroduced some exciting female characters, setting the groundwork for the upcoming Fast & Furious movie. Obviously, whatever happens in the next film will determine who will be on the team and what side they will fight for. The franchise already has a healthy supply of female characters, both good and evil, who can factor into a Fast & Furious female spinoff.


Related Fast X Proves How Great A Fast & Furious Female Spinoff Would Be The idea of an all-female spinoff is more exciting than Fast & Furious 11, with Fast X providing the blueprint for just how well it could work.

10 Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty Can Lead The Fast Spinoff Ensemble
She’s the franchise’s biggest female character

Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty has been a key member of the Fast family since the first movie, and no female spinoff would feel right without her leading the team. Dominic Toretto’s wife is one of the fastest drivers in the world. Letty has made her way from street racer to international woman of mystery, becoming one of the franchise’s best characters in the process. Rodriguez is an incredibly engaging screen presence thanks to her charisma and action pedigree. An all-female action movie is right in her wheelhouse, making her the obvious pick for the lead in the movie.

9 Jordana Brewster’s Mia Deserves A Big Role
The Toretto family member has been sidelined recently

Another extension of the Toretto family tree, Jordana Brewster’s Mia is Dom’s brother and the wife of Paul Walker’s Brian. Since Walker’s tragic death, as well as the introduction of countless new characters, Mia has been sidelined in recent films, which is a shame because she is one of the best parts of the earlier films. A spinoff with just the women could be a great time to expand on Mia’s character and see how she has grown over the past couple of years, especially now that she is the mother of two. Brewster is an underrated talent, and Mia should be heavily involved in whatever spinoff the filmmakers plan.

8 Brie Larson’s Tess Is Needed After Fast X Introduction
Mr. Nobody’s daughter has a bright future
Brie Larson as Tess firing a gun in Fast X

Fast X introduced several new faces to the franchise, but perhaps most notably was Brie Larson as Tess “Nobody”, a secret agent on a quest to protect Dom and his family. Larson had relatively little screen time in the movie, and her introduction felt like it was mostly included to set up a future spinoff. The Oscar winner is the perfect name to include in a spinoff. Larson is an incredibly engaging and vulnerable screen presence and a great addition to the team. As her family name would imply, there is still a lot of mystery about Tess that this spinoff could explore.

7 Ramsey’s Return Can Give Nathalie Emmanuel A Major Role
The hacker has a growing set of skills
Nathalie Emmanuel in Fast and Furious 7.

After her first appearance in Furious 7, Nathalie Emmanuel’s Ramsey has been the Fast team’s resident hacker and tech wiz. The Game of Thrones star has mostly been used for exposition and comic relief since joining the team, but Ramsey has a distinctive style and skill set that would make her a great addition to the female spinoff. While Mia and Letty are great drivers, Ramsey has skills in the digital realm that could help the team on whatever mission they are on. It would also be interesting to see how Ramsey functions outside the trio of her, Tej, and Roman.

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6 Daniela Melchior’s Return As Isabel Gives The Spinoff More Legacy
Isabel is the sister of Elena
Isabel (Daniela Melchior) in a car at a street race in Fast X

For a while, Elsa Pataky’s Elena was viewed as an obvious candidate to appear in a Fast & Furious female spinoff. However, after her untimely demise in The Fate of the Furious, her younger sister can fill that void. Another new female protagonist introduced in Fast X, Daniela Melchior’s Isabel also felt like she was included mostly to set up this future spinoff. Melchior is one of the more promising young actors to pop up this decade, and her work in The Suicide Squad proves she is more than ready to have a large part in a team-up action movie.

5 Gal Gadot’s Place In The Fast Spinoff As Gisele Is Likely
Fast X confirmed Gisele is still alive

Gal Gadot made her return to Fast and Furious in the final moments of Fast X’s ending, which confirmed that Gisele is alive after Fast & Furious 6. The character’s return had been speculated for a long time, and audiences should see much more of her now that her fate is confirmed. A Fast & Furious female spinoff can answer lingering questions about Gisele’s life, such as how she survived falling from a plane or what she’s been doing for the last several years. The movie can also finally give Gisele a prominent role in the franchise once again.

4 Charlize Theron’s Cipher Could Play Both Sides In The Spinoff
The franchise’s villain is not to be trusted

In both The Fate of the Furious and F9: The Fast Saga, Charlize Theron’s Cipher served as the franchise’s primary antagonist. While Fast X puts her allegiance into question, she is still one of the best villains in all of Fast and Furious and would make an excellent baddie for the all-women team to go up against. While Cipher could be a reluctant ally to the team, Theron is just much more fun hamming it up as the bad guy, and the film could serve as a fitting conclusion to her movie-spanning scheme.

3 Eva Mendes Can Return As Monica Fuentes At Long Last
She hasn’t been seen since Fast Five
Monica Fuentes pointing a rifle in 2 Fast 2 Furious.

The Fast & Furious female spinoff would also be a great opportunity to finally bring back Eva Mendes as Monica Fuentes. Following her debut in 2 Fast 2 Furious, she returned briefly in Fast Five’s post-credits scene. Eva Mendes has since mostly retired from acting, leaving audiences without a chance to see Monica’s story continue. A Fast X Easter egg did provide a reminder of her presence in the franchise. This could be to help set up her appearance in Fast 11, but a return alongside the franchise’s biggest female characters would be more fitting.

2 Vanessa Kirby’s Hattie Needs To Crossover With The Main Franchise
She’s from the franchise’s only current spinoff
Vanessa Kirby in Fast and Furious Presents Hobbs and Shaw

Only appearing in Hobbs & Shaw, Vanessa Kirby’s Hattie is the third sibling in the Shaw family and one of the most dangerous women in the Fast universe. She was a scene-stealing presence in the previous Fast & Furious spinoff movie that left audiences wanting more. It would be great to see Kirby return for an even bigger role in the franchise spinoff, allowing her to interact with some of the other prominent characters along the way.

1 Helen Mirren’s Queenie Should Be The Female Ensemble’s Mentor
She’s become a frequent face
Dom Toretto and Queenie Shaw in Fast and Furious

With her appearances in the past four movies, including Hobbs & Shaw, Helen Mirren has become a surprising mainstay of the Fast & Furious franchise. Her role as British gangster Queenie is such a fun role for the Dame, and her time in the universe should continue especially in the all-female spinoff. Mirren’s roles in the movies have mostly been one-scene cameos, so this film could be a great space to expand the character and give her a chance to interact with more actors than just Vin Diesel.

Fast X Poster Fast X Release Date: 2023-05-19 Director: Louis Leterrier Cast: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Charlize Theron, Nathalie Emmanuel, John Cena, Sung Kang, Helen Mirren, Brie Larson, Scott Eastwood, Jason Momoa Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 141 Minutes Genres: Action, Adventure, Crime Writers: Justin Lin, Dan Mazeau, Gary Scott Thompson Budget: $340 Million Studio(s): Universal Pictures Distributor(s): Universal Pictures Sequel(s): Fast and Furious 11, Fast & Furious 12 prequel(s): Fast & Furious, 2 Fast 2 Furious, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, The Fast And The Furious, Fast 5, Fast and Furious 6, Furious 7, Fast and Furious 8, F9: The Fast Saga1 Franchise(s): Fast and Furious

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