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The 15 Fastest Cars In The Fast And The Furious Franchise, Ranked

Though the Fast and Furious franchise stopped being about racing quite a while back, the films still feature some of the most immaculately-built custom cars. Main man, Dominic Toretto, prefers muscle cars over traditionally designed sports cars and the series has featured some fantastic vintage muscle models, like the 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback and the 1970 Dodge Charger R/T, which provide exceptional torque, making them ideal for drag racing. 

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But the franchise that has spanned over two decades has featured quite a few American classics and German and Asian supercars, and these are the fastest cars in the franchise. 

1971 Jensen Interceptor – 139 Mph
A photo of a 1971 Jensen Interceptor

This is a touring car, built by tiny Jensen Motors in England. The model used in the film had a California-bought V8 engine and was outfitted with the Magnaflow side exhausts. It has been reported that at one point this car was able to pump out 335bhp of power when the engine was mated to 4-speed manual transmission.

Dennis McCarthy, who engineered and modified many cars for the franchise, wanted this car to feature a moody grey paint to reflect Letty’s dark personal narrative in the movie.

1969 Yenko Camaro SYC – 140 Mph
The Yenko Camaro in Fast and the Furious

The limited-edition was equipped with a “special performance package,” featuring an L72 427/425hp engine, special ducted hood, dual exhaust system, and exclusive suspension. 

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The Yenko Camaro had a 7.0-liter L72 Big-Block engine with nearly 425 horsepower. 

2001 Nissan Silvia S15 Spec-S – 143 Mph
A 2001 Nissan Silvia S15 Spec-S

This was McCarthy’s favorite build, and in the film, it was referred to as the ‘Mona Lisa’, to convey how important it was to Sean. This is a drift car, a rear-wheel-drive, front-engined sports coupé, and the naturally aspirated 2-liter, 16V inline-four petrol engine can take the speed up to 62 mph in 8.1 seconds and up to a maximum speed of 143 mph, which provided a pretty good drift.

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona- 156 Mph
1969 Dodge Charger Daytona

This was a starring car in the franchise, especially in Fast & Furious 6. The original Daytona number 88, driven by Buddy Baker, has made history as the first NASCAR vehicle to break 200 mph on the track.

McCarthy and his team reportedly found seven ‘69 Chargers for the film and they were customized with fiberglass and safety components, along with a 420hp LS3 crate engine backed by a Turbo 400 three-speed automatic transmission.

1995 Nissan Skyline GT-R R33 – 156 Mph
1995 Nissan Skyline GT-R R33

In the ’90s, the R33 GT-R was considered “peerless” for its twin-turbo RB26DETT engine. The model is fitted with two parallel ceramic turbochargers and was rated at 276 horsepower with dual-mass airflow sensors and it offered 271 pound-feet of peak torque, which made the car a unique custom specimen.

2001 Honda S2000 – 174.3 Mph
Devon Aoki as Suki in 2 Fast 2 Furious

This Honda model was being driven by Devon Aoki’s character, Suki. The custom bubblegum pink car was equipped with a full dose of nitrous behind the seats and its engine is a 2-liter aluminum-alloy DOHC F20C1 inline 4 with a Comptech supercharger.

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The engine was left untouched from the factory build and wasn’t amped up, but it didn’t let Suki down when she had to make the audacious bridge jump.

2010 Dodge Charger SRT-8 – 174.3 Mph
2010 Dodge Charger SRT-8

Four Dodge Charger SRT-8 models are seen in Fast Five, and two of them are converted into heist cars. Brian, Dom, Roman, and Han steal four police cars – two of them are modified to be used during the Rio vault heist and they use the other two to blend in with the cops.

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The two matte black heist cars had enough strength to actually haul a gigantic metal vault full of money out of a police station, so clearly their torque was superior to the speed, however, these muscle cars were out-and-out performance cars, with 470-horsepower, 6.4-liter Hemi V8 under the hood.

2011 Lexus LFA – 202 Mph
Han and Gisele head to Berlin at the end of Fast Five

Han’s black Lexus LFA only made a brief cameo and he was seen driving around Berlin along with Gisele. The model can jump from 0 to 60 in just 3.6 seconds and can reach speeds of up to 205 mph, which is quite astonishing.

It’s also a supercar, powered by a 4.8 liter V10, and was designed with aluminum and titanium alloy and carbon fiber to stabilize the LF-A and also to let it maintain a low kerb weight.

1966 Ford GT40 Mark II – 205 Mph
Dom inspects the Ford GT40 in Fast Five

The GT40 used in Fast Five is not an actual Ford model, but a replica built solely for the movie. The real one features a 7.0-liter V8 with 500 horsepower and is ideal for long-term races since it has a lot of consistency. For the movie, only one stunt model was designed since the car wasn’t involved in any major stunts, and it was built with a bare-bones crate motor. 

Lamborghini Murciélago LP640 – 209 Mph
Fast & Furious Murciélago lamborghini on a road

Murcielago’s massive 6.5-liter V12 is its biggest asset since it can also achieve a quarter of a mile drag time in under 10 seconds, making it the famed “10-second” car that Dom and Brian kept referencing throughout the franchise.  The car produces roughly 630 horsepower at 8000 rpm – this model was also used for many of the glamor shots in the film.

2015 Lykan Hypersport – 245 Mph
Dom and Brian look at the Lykan Hypersport in Furious 7

A hypercar is basically a high-functioning supercar, and the uber sleek Lykan HyperSport featured in Furious 7 costs 3.4 million dollars and has expensive diamond headlights.

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The luxury make has a mid-rear positioned, twin-turbocharged Porsche engine generating 750 horsepower, 960nm of torque, and it can go from 0 to 60 in less than three seconds.

2010 Koenigsegg CCXR Edition – 254.61 Mph
Fast & Furious Koenigsegg CCXR in a paking lot

With an acceleration of 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 2.9 seconds, 1,018 horsepower offering an incredible power-to-weight ratio, and a top speed of 250+ mph without rear wing, the CCXR edition from Fast Five was created simply to break track records.

The CCXR Edition is fitted with the Koenigsegg aluminum V8 engine, along with 4 valves per cylinder and double overhead camshafts. 

Dom’s 1968 Dodge Charger R/T – 257 Mph
Dominic sitting in his Dodge Charger

Dom’s 1970 Charger packs a Hemi engine that’s quite intimidating, at 9.4-liters, and is bolstered by two 2000-horsepower turbochargers. It’s fitted with the MAXIMUS-SB AeroKit that can reach speeds in excess of 260 mph, which also effectively makes it one of the fastest cars in the world.

Roman’s 2011 Bugatti Veyron – 257.8 Mph
Fast & Furious Bugatti Veyron

With a quad-turbocharged W16 producing 1,001 horses and a 0-60 time of just 2.5 seconds, the Veyron can rip up the tarmac. An extra pair of in-tank fuel pumps is a bonus and the seven-speed, dual-clutch automated manual drives are quite enviable. The aluminum-bodied model with a curb weight of 4,400 pounds is also lighter than most supercars, thus contributing to its speed.

Dom’s 1971 Plymouth GTX – 269 Mph
Fast & Furious Dom's 1971 Plymouth GTX in the fate of the furious

This pre-tuned 1971 marked the “end of the muscle car era” since it was one of the final models to work with the old Chrysler Hemi engine. Dom uses it to steal Russian nuclear codes.

The model comes with a supercharged 7.2L V8 engine paired with a 4-speed manual transmission that produces 2,000 horsepower and rapid acceleration of up to 100 mph (161 km/h), which makes it the most powerful model in the Forza series.

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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.


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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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