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Fast & Furious 1 - 5

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The Fast and Furious franchise has always been a huge success and probably addiction for guys who fancy cars and pretty gals (which guy doesn't .. :P). In its fifth incarnation now showing at 
cinemas, I thought i would shed some history into the beginnings of this franchise and culminating with a review of the latest movie, Furious Five.


Link : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fast_and_the_Furious_(film_series)


Fast & Furious 1 (2001)
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So, here goes ... the first story begins in 2001... with our ever present hero, Dominic "Dom" Toretto (Vin Diesel, famous for XXX) and his crew who are racers through and through. Along the way, they are accused of stealing equipments and thus hot on their heels comes the undercover cop who happens to love cars also, Brian O'Connor (Paul Walker). In the heat of pursuit, Brian falls in love with Dom's sister, Mia (Jordana Brewster) and thus begins the first Fast and Furious romance. After a series of mishaps and betrayals by one of his crew, Dom manages to exact revenge and has a final race with Brian. An accident almost occurs which renders Dom's car, a 1970 Dodge Charge to be smashed but Brian lets him walk away with his car, Toyota Supra.

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Frankly, this was the movie that introduced me to cars with nitrous oxide systems or better known as NOS now. Literally cars can turn into airplanes by activating a button :)

Cars used :

a. 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS-T 420A

b. 1993 Mazda RX-7

c. modified 1995 Volkswagen Jetta

d. 2000 Honda S2000

e. 1970 Dodge Charger

f. Toyota Supra

g. 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS

Reference : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fast_and_the_Furious_(2001_film)

2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
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The second installment of this series moves into Brian's life after letting Dom escape. The setting is now in Miami (first movie was based in LA) and Brian makes new friends with a few racers namely, Tej Parker (Ludacris), Jimmy (Jin Auyeung) and Suki (Devon Aoki). Brian is no longer a cop but a racer whose nickname is "Bullet". He drives a modified silver Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 and competes in various races to win money.
 

Brian eventually gets caught and enters into a deal with the police to bring down Carter Verone, a drug lord in Miami. After a series of  adventures with his friend, Brian finally apprehends Verone Carter and save Monica as well.


Cars used :

a. Nissan Skyline GT-R R34

b. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII

c. Mitsubishi Eclipse GTS Spyder

d. Chevrolet Camaro Yenko S/C

e. Dodge Challenger R/T

f. Toyota Supra

g. Mazda RX-7

h. Honda S2000

i. Ford Mustang V6

Reference : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2_Fast_2_Furious


The Fast and The Furious : Tokyo Drift (2006)

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Tokyo Drift showcases the drifting abilities of Sean Boswell (Lucas Black) who is introduced to the underground racing scene in Tokyo. It starts with Sean involved in a race, wrecking the ride and then being sent to live with his father who's a US Naval officer. There's also a love interest in the form of Neela who turns out to be the girlfriend of the main villain in the movie (Takashi aka Drift King).

In a series of events, Sean meets his mentor, Han who later dies from a fatal collision. As in all F & F movies, there's a final race between the hero and villain. In this case, you can definitely know who wins. On top of this race, Dom appears towards the end to race with Sean (who is now the Drift King).


Cars used :

a. Nissan Skyline GTR

b. S15 Silvia

c. Veilside Fortune body-kitted RX-7

Reference : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fast_and_the_Furious:_Tokyo_Drift


Fast & Furious (2009)

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Dominic Toretto has a new mean crew and he's out for revenge. After finding out that Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) was murdered, Dom goes out to find who murdered Letty. Dom and Brian meets again when a potential lead, David Park is almost killed by Dom. Luckily, Park is saved by Brian and is entered as a FBI informant. Brian gets into an illegal street race with Park's recommendations and enters into a world of heroin-trafficking between borders (US - Mexico).

Letty is eventually discovered to be on undercover for Brian in order to clear Dom's name and at last both Dom and Brian team up to hunt the villain down. At the end of the movie, Dom gets caught and is sentenced to 25 years in prison. In the final ending scene, he's in a prison transport heading towards prison when Brian and Mia, along with Tego and Rico (who assisted in the Dominican Republic heists), arrive in their cars to intercept it...

One of the most exciting scene in this movie is the race to get through the US borders by using underground tunnels in Mexico.

Cars used :

a. Nissan Skyline GT-R R34

b. 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle

c. Hummer

d. Subaru Impreza WRX STI

e. 1970 Dodge Charger

f. 1973 Chevrolet Camaro


Fast Five (2011)

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The story continues from the previous installment where Dom was being delivered to prison. Brian and his crew comes to save Dom and after that Brian, Mia and Dom escape to Rio De Janeiro. The action swings to Rio where Vince, one of Dom's crew offers a job to Brian and Mia .. to hijack a bunch of impounded cars from a moving train. The job goes sour and Dom and Brian discovers one of one of the cars is of particular interest but is later captured by the crime lord, Hernan Reyes.

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Vince later reveals an important piece in the car that needs to be returned to Reyes. Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) stars in the movie as Luke Hobbs, a DEA hunter agent together with a team and a new local gal, Elena. Along the course of events, Hobbs team gets mowed down while transporting Dom and Brian's captured crew. Hobbs and Elena agrees to work with Dom and Brian on their scheme to rob Reyes of 100 million dollars. In the end, Dom and Brian and their crew successfully get the money, leaving Hobbs with an empty safe.

Post-credits of the movie revealed that Letty is not dead yet.

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One of the interesting scenes in the movie is when Brian and Dom drive identical cars hauling a gigantic safe around the city.
 

Cars involved :

1.1963 Ford Galaxy

2.1966 Ford GT40

3.1965 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

4.1967 International Scout

5.1970 Charger

6.1970 Ford Maverick

7.1972 Nissan Skyline

8.1972 Pantera Detomaso

9.1996 Toyota Supra

10.2007 Porsche GT3 RS

11.2006 GMC 2500 Yukon

12.Nissan GT-R ( The car at the end of Fast Five Movie)

13.2010 Dodge Challenger ( The car at the end of Fast Five Movie)

14.2010 Subaru STi

15.2010 Lexus LFA

16.2010 Dodge Chargers SRT (Modified Vault Chargers)

17.2011 Dodge Charger Police Interceptor

18.Gurkha LAPV

19.Ducati Street Racer (Bike)

20.Train Heist Truck

21.Honda NSX

22.Koenigsegg CCX
 
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Link :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fast_Five

http://automodifiedesign.com/fast-and-furious-5-fast-five-cars-list.html



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