Distributed by Universal Pictures, the Fast and Furious saga includes, to date, eleven feature films and two short films.
The first film, Fast and Furious (2001), is based on a documentary called Racer Moved to Los Angeles, the story will be above all an excuse to see powerful cars transform on the screen.
Dodge Charger, movie star
The Charger is a muscle car, that is to say a generally powerful coupe with a good American V8 engine. A car that appears frequently in movies and that has become legendary several times.
We will especially remember the movie Bullit where it faces Steve McQueen’s Ford Mustang at speed in its 1968 version. The 1969 Charger will be popularized by the series The Dukes of Hazzard (Sheriff, scare me).
What could be more logical than to find his 1970 version in the first installment of Fast and Furious?
A classic of sorts
So we find this Dodge in 2001 where it appears among the latest models to fix…and modest. He also appears in the films Fast and Furious 4, Fast and Furious 5, Fast and Furious 7 and Fast and Furious 8.
But finding a 1970 Dodge Charger R/T wasn’t easy. Ultimately, the producers will have to use a 1969 Charger, before modifying it to make it look like the next vintage. But this Charger will undergo another modification.
A unique example
It is impossible, in a film dedicated to adaptation, to leave the Charger in its original configuration. The builders will equip it with Cragar 200-S wheels, a Roots-style BDS 8-71 supercharger, Hedman headers, Hotchkis suspension, custom brakes, a Flowmaster exhaust and a supercharger. . Add to that Continental Sport Contact tires and you have a true war machine.
Several cars have been built
For the first film, the producers built three different Dodge Chargers. Each of the three Dodges has a given role: the first is designed for stunts, the other for rollovers and the third, called “Hero Charger” for close-ups.
Other models will be built on the same principle in future periods. But did you know that one of them is currently in France?
Original text in France
With 550 hp, this model was used in Fast and Furious 7 during the final scene on the roof of the parking lot between Vin Diesel and Jason Statham. It was later used in the “Fast and Furious Live” show where it was prepared to resemble the setup of the first Fast and Furious movie.
It now joins thousands of other movie cars in the Movie Cars Central collection.