Put a bunch of motorheads in a room and ask them what’s their favorite film(s) of all time. We are sure the unanimous answer will be the Fast and the Furious series. The Fast and the Furious series has a great fan following worldwide; over time, it has converted many of its viewers to car enthusiasts.
The series is also credited for making Vin Diesel and Paul Walker household names. And if there’s one film in the series the fandom has a love-hate relationship with, it’s got to be The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. The movie’s screenplay, acting, and other elements still face severe criticism, but the film sure did have some splendid cars. In this post, we’re taking you through some majestic cars in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. Keep reading to know more.
The Fast and The Furious: The Premise
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift was released in 2006 and was the third installment in the series. The film is filled with breath-taking action sequences and plenty of JDM cars – all this happens in the birthplace of drifting.
Han used the Mazda RX-7 in the movie. The Japanese automotive aftermarket company, Veilside, made a custom body kit in bright orange to give the vehicle a street-racing look. The RX-7 originally came in red color.
Veilside initially built this stunning car for the 2005 Tokyo Auto Salon, which Universal later purchased for the movie. Anyone who’s watched the movie knows the car did not have a happy ending. It lands on its roof and explodes into a huge ball of flames. The crash has just CG. This beast is still out there winning the hearts of motorheads.
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX
The Evo is the hero’s ride in the movie and was also one of the heavily customized cars in the film. To make it an authentic drifting machine, the Evolution IX was changed to rear-wheel drive from a front-wheel-drive in the movie. In the movie, they used a 2.0 liter and four-cylinder engine and turbocharger. This high-performing machine can reach 0 to 60mph in less than 5 seconds. Sean uses this car to hone his drifting skills.
1967 Ford Mustang Fastback
This car, too, was driven by Sean Boswell but belonged to his father. In the movie, Sean uses this OG beast to compete with the Drift King. Sean and his friends restore the car using the V8 engine from a 2001 Nissan Skyline Rb26 and the 5-speed transmission of a 1998 Nissan Skyline 2wd.
2003 Nissan Fairlady Z
The Drift King, aka D.K., used the 2003 Nissan Fairlady Z in the movie. This vehicle is the Japanese model of the Nissan 350z. We can first witness the car when D.K. uses it to beat Mona Lisa. Then, we witness the car one last time when D.K. races Sean down the suicide mountain. In the end, the car gets destroyed, but the baddie survives.
Nissan Silvia S15 Spec-S (Mona Lisa)
Despite making a brief appearance in the movie, the S15 went on to win the hearts of car lovers and gained a significant fan following. The car belongs to Han, and he gives Sean to compete with D.K. Like the RX-7, the Mona Lisa is destroyed in the race.
The S15 had an SR20DET engine, C-West supplied GT wing, and a set of Ganador mirrors. In addition, the wheels get a visual upgrade with some 19-inch Volk GT-7 rims wrapped in Toyo Proxes TR1 tires.
2004 Mazda RX-8
In the movie, the car belonged to Neela, the female lead. The car doesn’t make many appearances in the movie and can be briefly seen only during the end credits. Many fans criticized the paint job of the car. They felt the black and neon blue shades didn’t suit the car. Regarding specs, the RX 8 has a 1.3L engine with 228 horsepower. The RX8 can go from 0 to 60 mph in about 6.7 seconds.
2002 Nissan Fairlady Z (Z33)
D.K.’s sidekick Morimoto used this car. The vehicle is first seen when he goes up against Sean in a race. Nissan 350z reappears when D.K. and Morimoto chase Sean, Neela, and Han. It is in this chase the vehicle crashes, and Morimoto dies.
All the upgrades to the car were just cosmetic to make it more appealing. This includes a Top Secret G-Force widebody kit, Top Secret FRP hood, and a carbon fiber rear wing.
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