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10 Crazy Things That Actually Make Sense

Nothing may seem impossible in the Fast and Furious universe. Jumping off a skyscraper in a hypercar with rubies in its headlights? Check. Racing a moving train in a Chevrolet? Check. Outrunning a tank and using cars to destroy it? Double check. In fact, the franchise has featured so many wild stunts and situations that seem too impossible to believe.

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Though the films stopped being about racing a long time back, there are still some crucial details about the movie which are not completely off-base. Some stunts and some developments, irrespective of how insane and crazy they feel, actually make sense in the franchise. Here’s just a list of things in the franchise which are wild but plausible.

Dom’s Preference For Muscle Cars Over Sport Cars

Dominic Toretto Car in Fast and Furious

It may seem totally ridiculous that Dom prefers muscle cars over traditional sports cars for racing, picking some fantastic but seemingly impractical vintage muscle cars like the 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback or the 1970 Dodge Charger R/T. But it actually makes a lot of sense because American muscle cars usually have V8 engines and a much better torque, which makes them ideal for drag racing.
Muscle cars also rev up faster and accelerate quicker than sports cars. Sports cars are actually more about the luxury and experience, whereas properly handling a muscle car in a cutthroat street race requires a real pro behind the wheels.

The Laws Of Drifting

Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift

Drifting is the racing sport which mainly relies on intentional oversteering because drifting involves a controlled slide through a sharp turn, which aims for a straightaway with a minimum of steering. Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift marks a shift from the franchise’s loyalty to streetcar racing, since drifting traditionally takes place in closed-circuit tracks and not open streets.
Fans have remarked that during chases, driving in a straight line would be much more useful and it makes no sense to chase a car through turns, but it was actually a tactical move to bring out the challenges in drift racing. This is also why the chases in most of the other movies are along open roads which run in straight lines, but not in Tokyo Drift.

The 10-Second Car Theory

10 Second Theory

Believe it or not, Dom’s obsession with finding the perfect ten-second car — a car that can run a quarter mile drag race in 10.9 seconds or less — is not just a plot device. Dom and Brian’s inside joke sounds too good to be true, but it is actually a popular benchmark in street racing which body-makers focus on when building race cars.
A ten-second car is basically the most efficient race car, there are good cars which run in less time obviously, and some of them can be modified into a ten-second car.

The Hypercar With The Crazy Price Tag

Lykan Hypersport in Fast and Furious

A car worth 3.4 million Dollars? You could score a mansion in Los Angeles for less, but the hypercar is just that good. Most fans assumed that the car’s legacy was just being fluffed for the film’s narrative, but the sleek red automobile seen in Furious 7 is a bona fide hypercar.
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The sleek and unmissable Lykan HyperSport which Dom drives out a window costs 3.4 million Dollars and has diamonds and rubies in its headlights. It also has a mid-rear positioned, twin turbocharged Porsche engine that generates 750 horsepower and 960 Nm of torque, and could go 0-6 in less than three seconds.

The Money Situation

Dominic Toretto in Fast and Furious

When the crew isn’t engaging in heists they’re racing for cash. Several fans have commented that taking out heavily souped up cars to a race causes enough damage that could use up the prize money they get. Also, the prize money for racing is usually 10 to 15 thousand Dollars at best. With these in mind, how do Dom and crew somehow keep their decked-out cars in top condition and have money to spare considering at every race, a car is totaled? The answer: insurance.
In extreme sports, there are several insurances drivers can opt for. This is especially true in Los Angeles, where not only every car has to be insured by law, but there are several insurance companies which cover damages for heavily modified cars. Factually speaking, Dom and Co. would probably insure their supercars before taking it out for a big race.

The Power Of NOS

Fast and Furious Car

In the Fast and Furious universe, nitrous oxide or NOS is a magical substance that can make all your car troubles go away and make cars fly. Fans and racing rookies have often questioned the effectiveness of NOS because it seems to be Dom’s go-to option for any kind of racing trouble. It may sound crazy but in reality, NOS is crucial in racing because it lets the engine burn fuel and oxygen effectively, resulting in a powerful combustion. 
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In fact, after a certain point it can give the car easy access to oxygen. When NOS is injected into an engine, more fuel can be added as well, thus increasing its horsepower. The term NOS stems from the initials of the company Nitrous Oxide Systems, which began developing nitrous oxide injection systems in cars.

The Extreme Modifications

Brian in Fast and Furious

It may seem wild that everything in a car from a frame to the gear can be modified to win a race, because it would imply that someone could make a super car that would be virtually unbeatable. In The Fast and The Furious, Brain tells Dom that Hector is planning to run three Honda Civics with Spoon engines with T66 turbos with Nos, and a Motec Systems exhaust, implying that Hector would essentially be unbeatable because spoon engines are designed specifically for racing.
Fans have often called all these huge modifications a bit too extra. But it turns out that all this is quite common in the racing world though there are, of course, certain rules and limits when it comes to racing with purpose-built cars.

That Insane Train Stunt

The train stunt in Fast Five is all kinds of wild – Dom drives his car off a moving train, lands into the desert, and is somehow able to coordinate with Brian so he could jump on the car just in time to avoid being hit by a metal bridge. Though the stunt isn’t totally unrealistic, Dom pulling this off in a ‘63 Chevrolet Corvette is very, very hard to process.
While fans have often ranted about how it’s impossible, it actually is if a car is modified just right, in which Dom just happens to be an expert in. Technically speaking, a tricked out suspension and some work on the torque could make it happen, irrespective of the chassis.

That Insane Yacht Jump

Fast and Furious Yacht Jump

When Brian and Roman fly their car into a yacht in 2 Fast 2 Furious, it probably made for a breathtaking moment on the big screen. And though fans have claimed that this stunt looks too crazy even for their suspension of disbelief, turns out it’s not as wild as it looks.
Roman and Brian were driving a Yenko Camaro, a performance car that is very flexible and has impeccable torque. Plus, they had a lot of road to pick up enough speed. The exhaust and air intake was obviously souped up, letting the car fly off an elevated plane and stay in the air long enough to land on the moving yacht.

Dom’s A Secret Physics Genius

Dominic Toretto in Fast and Furious

A lot of fans have talked about how a street car racer can’t be as gifted in physics as Dom is. More than once and against all logic, Dom proved to be a total savant not just automobiles but in physics. It may seem ludicrous but it’s actually one of the most plausible things about when looking at the skillful detailing each of Fast heist needs.
Most of their heists are master-minded by Dom and since they’re all high-stakes jobs, an inch of miscalculation can cost millions of dollars or even get them behind bars. Dom’s genius is a big reason why the crew is able to pull off such perfect jobs. Plus, he’s also a body-maker who builds purpose-driven race cars, and one can’t do that without a very keen sense of precision and scientific acumen.
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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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