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What Each Fast & Furious Character’s Signature Cars Reveal About Them


The Fast & Furious franchise started as a street racing series, but evolved into heists and espionage while still maintaining the importance of cars for the main characters. Each main character in the Fast & Furious saga has a signature vehicle that reflects their personality and preferences, such as Deckard Shaw’s McLaren 720S for elegance and Luke Hobbs’ armored trucks for power. The choice of cars for the characters, like Tej Parker’s Ferrari FXX and Han’s Mazda RX-7 FD, highlight their individual traits and priorities, such as sophistication and vintage car enthusiasm.

The Fast & Furious saga started as a love letter to car culture, which means it’s no surprise that the main characters have signature vehicles that reveal a lot about their personalities. The first Fast & Furious film debuted in 2001, and, since then, the franchise has become a blockbuster hit spread over 11 movies, one spin-off, and multiple plans to continue growing the franchise. Because of how extended the Fast & Furious universe is, it’s only natural for the franchise to include an array of powerful, iconic vehicles.

Throughout Fast & Furious’ movies, the series has wowed its audience with thrilling, gravity-defying car scenes that could not have been possible without some legendary rides. Be it Dom’s timeless Charger or Brian’s Supra, Fast & Furious started as a street racing franchise focused on illegal car races, and it delivered quality cars for its viewers. However, by Fast Five, the films transitioned into heists and espionage, continuing the theme for the rest of the series. Despite that, as much as the Fast & Furious saga wanted to minimize the role of racing, cars continued to be important for all the main characters.

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9 Deckard Shaw Is All About European Exotics
Signature Car: McLaren 720S
Deckard Hobbs (Jason Statham) and McLaren 720s on the poster for Hobbs & Shaw

Deckard Shaw, played by Jason Statham, is from London, and his choice of cars proves that he mostly goes for European models. He is elegant, yet lethal, and exotic cars highlight that best. He drove his signature English car, the McLaren 720S, in his Fast & Furious spinoff Hobbs & Shaw. His character is loyal to his family, and driving an English car couldn’t be a better choice for his character. Throughout the series, he drove other English cars, like the iconic McLaren Senna, a Jaguar F-Type, and a 2005 Aston Martin DB9, but also a couple of Italian wheels, such as the Maserati Ghibli.

8 Luke Hobbs Is All About Huge, Armored Trucks
Signature Car: Navistar MXT, Gurkha LAPV

Luke Hobbs, played by Dwayne Johnson, first appeared in 2011’s Fast Five, and, with him, viewers were introduced to new vehicles: huge, armored trucks. Hobbs started the series as a Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) agent, and his rides in Fast & Furious proved that. They were big, imposing, powerful, and armored, which also defines the unstoppable Hobbs, who made his recent return in the ending credits of Fast X. Hobbs drove many big cars in Fast & Furious, but some of the most iconic ones were the Gurkha LAPV which he drove around Brazil and the Navistar MXT, used in Fast & Furious 6 during the convoy attack in Russia.

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7 Roman Pearce Is All About Flashy Supercars
Signature Car: Koenigsegg CCXR
Roman Pearce's 2010 Koenigsegg CCXR in Fast Five in a parking lot

Tyrese Gibson’s Roman Pierce was introduced in 2 Fast 2 Furious, and has been a constant, loyal friend to Dom Toretto ever since. Roman drove many cars in Fast & Furious, but his signature car appears in Fast Five when he purchases the vehicle of his dreams: a black 2010 Koenigsegg CCXR. Roman is reluctant to try dangerous things, but he would do so for money, and his supercar proves that. He loves flashy, exclusive things, and, in Fast Five, he claims the Koenigsegg is “the only one in the Western Hemisphere,” as the CCXR’s production included only three units. The vehicle is also extremely fast, which is right up Roman’s alley.

6 Tej Parker Loves Italian Cars
Signature Car: Ferrari FXX
Tej Parker (Ludacris) and his Ferrari Fxx in Fast and Furious

Tej Parker’s cars in Fast & Furious are nothing short of impressive. Ludacris’ character began the series as a mechanic, proving his driving and hacking numerous times. Similar to Roman, Tej also splashed his money on cars, including a Ferrari FXX (in addition to a Koenigsegg CCXR). The FXX is iconic and timeless, which highlights that Tej prioritizes quality, sophistication, and prestige, and there’s nothing like a Ferrari to accomplish that. Unfortunately, the Fast Saga didn’t use a real Ferrari FFX, but one with a Ferrari Enzo body kit (which is iconic in itself). Tej also drove another Ferrari, the 458 Italia, in Furious 7.

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5 Han Is A True Car Connoisseur
Signature Car: Mazda RX-7 FD
Han drifts through Tokyo in an orange and black Mazda RX7 in Tokyo Drift

Han (Sung Kang) is introduced in the third Fast & Furious film, which was all about drifting. He is a true vintage car enthusiast, as well as a real connoisseur, and he balances Japanese grand tourers with American cars throughout the film series. His signature car is a Mazda RX-7 FD, which was his primary car in Tokyo. With an orange and black exterior, the car highlights Han’s love for drifts. However, the most surprising car Han drives in Fast & Furious is a 1971 Alfa Romeo 2000GT in Fast X.

4 Mia Toretto
Signature Car: 1994 Acura Integra GS-R
Mia Toretto (Jordana Brewster) driving the blue 1994 Acura Integra in The Fast and the Furious

Mia Toretto, played by Jordana Brewster, proved her skills both as a driver and a mechanic throughout the series. Since she’s a Toretto, Mia drove many cars in Fast & Furious, but one turned out to be truly iconic for her: the blue 1994 Acura Integra GS-R. Mia drove the car in the first film to impress Brian as she gave him a ride, and, although it didn’t appear in the subsequent sequels, it was a remarkable car that proved Mia’s intelligence. Although it’s fast, it’s also reliable and safe, just like Mia. However, she proved she could handle anything as she drove the 1965 Ford GT40 in Fast Five.

3 Letty Ortiz
Signature Car: 1971 Jensen Interceptor

Letty is Dom’s ride-or-die, and she is a great driver and risk-taker. Letty’s Fast & Furious car history includes both American and Japanese cars, as well as some motorcycles, but the most iconic car she drives is the gray 1971 Jensen Interceptor. The British sports car is both stylish and fast, with a lot of power, just like Letty. She drove the car in Fast & Furious 6, memorably during the pursuit of Owen Shaw’s Flip Car. Although it was different from her usual American or Japanese cars, it also highlighted how Letty changed when she didn’t have her memory and worked for Shaw.

2 Brian O’Conner Was All About Foreign Power
Signature Car: Nissan Skyline GT-R and Toyota Supra MK IV

The cars Brian O’Conner drove in Fast & Furious proved his passion for imported Japanese cars. It’s difficult to pick just one signature car for Brian, because his 1994 Toyota Supra MK IV from the first film is a symbol of the series, as well as his blue Nissan Skyline GT-R from 2 Fast 2 Furious. Brian’s background in law enforcement shows that he is reliable, which is the perfect way to describe Japanese cars. However, he had turned into a thrill-seeker in the first film, and the Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 and the Toyota Supra MK IV are both powerful sports cars that highlight that.

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1 Dominic “Dom” Toretto Is All About Muscle Cars
Signature Car: 1970 Dodge Charger R/T

Dom is the fastest of them all, with a big preference for muscle cars. Given that his signature is his love and devotion to his family, it’s no surprise that Dom goes for muscle cars. They’re home-grown, reliable, and true monsters on wheels, begging for extra mods and oomph. Dom drove many cars throughout Fast & Furious, and he prides himself on his knowledge of vehicles, but there’s nothing more iconic in the Fast & Furious saga than him and his signature car, a 1970 Dodge Charger R/T. The Charger is aggressive, thanks to its 375 horsepower and 490 lb-ft of torque, and all about masculinity and power, much like Dom Toretto.

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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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