The Fast & Furious Saga is over 20 years old now! With Fast X coming soon, we decided to put together our top 20 Fast & Furious cars.
In preparation for the upcoming Fast X movie, we’re taking a look back at the top 20 cars featured throughout the Fast & Furious movies. It’s hard to narrow down the over 100 hundred cars seen throughout the nine movies to just 20 of the best, but I think we’ve found a nice group that other fans of the series can agree with. Some of my and other fans’ favorite cars narrowly missed the top 20 unfortunately.
Suki’s Honda S2000, The Racer’s Edge Ford F-150 SVT Lightning, Jesse’s VW Jetta, Letty’s C2 Corvette Sting Ray, DK’s Nissan Fairlady Z, the F1 flipper car, Brian’s Subaru WRX STi, or the numerous modern Dodge Chargers all deserve an honorable mention. It was hard to not let some of these iconic Fast & Furious cars break through, but I feel like where we landed is as close to a true list as one can get. Now, when Fast X hits theaters with that ‘66 Impala, ‘66 Fairlane, and the rocket launcher El Camino, this list is going to get even harder to place. Nonetheless, here is your one and only spoiler warning as we dive into our current picks for the top 20 Fast & Furious cars!
Fast Five is a great bank heist movie, but only one car made this list from that movie. I know there were some great car scenes throughout the fifth installment of the franchise, but only the 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport broke through in terms of being a top car. This super rare classic may have only been a replica for the movie (obviously), but seeing a unique piece of Chevy history jump out of a moving train and then careen off a cliff into a body of water to escape an explosion was pretty cool.
Han returning to the franchise for F9 was great, albeit in a convoluted manner. His car this time around was the brand new 2020 Toyota GR Supra, which was unfortunately crushed while taking down a giant military “Armadillo” vehicle. Bringing back that iconic orange and black livery on the Supra and the Datsun parked at the Toretto home at end of the film paid a nice homage to Han’s first onscreen appearance from Tokyo Drift, but we’ll talk more about his original car farther up the list.
Who doesn’t love a bit of British racing heritage? Brian is commonly found behind the wheel of Japanese legends throughout the franchise, but Furious 6 placed O’Conner in the driver’s seat of a rare 1970 Ford Escort RS 1600 rally car. It was one of the expensive classics Tej picked up from a high-end auction and was later seen during the tank chase in which it saves Roman from being flattened like his Mustang.
2 Fast 2 Furious featured a lot of actual street racing throughout its story, one of which was the barrel race in which Brian and Roman beat out “Fonzie” and his buddy for their American classics. While the Dodge Challenger from that pair is nice, the Camaro steals the limelight. Not only did the production team go ahead and make this the highly sought-after Yenko/SC model, but the Camaro also provided fans with the awesome shot of it launching on to a moving yacht in Dukes of Hazzard fashion.
The Fast & the Furious: Tokyo Drift falls into two categories for fans of the franchise: you either love it or hate it. I personally love the Japanese drifting setting for the film and believe it provides some of the nicest looking tuners throughout all the movies. One of the cars that made it to this list is that red Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX that was modified for rear-wheel drifting. It was fun watching Sean learn to drift in the Evo as he rose to be one of the best drivers of the Japanese street scene.
Dominic Toretto has a strong affinity for Mopar vehicles and rarely drives anything else (except back when he used to race an RX-7). While his particular brand of choice is Dodge, there are a handful of times throughout the franchise where he can be seen behind the wheel of a Plymouth. Two such instances take place in Furious 7, both of which feature Road Runners. I’m not placing the Road Runner from the Tokyo Drift callback into this top list (maybe if we actually saw the drift race happen). Instead, the other has a more substantial scene where Dom speeds off in a 1970 Plymouth Road Runner to chase Deckard Shaw in a Maserati. The two weave in and out of LA traffic before playing a game of chicken in which neither backs down. It’s a sad end to that Plymouth, but this isn’t the last time that brand shows up on this list.
F9 pulls the franchise into more of a Science Fiction genre, especially with that rocket propelled Pontiac Fiero. While fans may have had to further suspend their disbelief to enjoy some of the insane on-screen events, it did provide us with one heck of a Charger. The 1968 Dodge Charger ‘Hellacious’ is a million-dollar custom build by Speedkore. In real life it features a mid-engine placement for its 707 horsepower 6.2L Hellcat V8. In F9, it also features flip switch electromagnets that Dom uses to help save the day by toppling that “Armadillo” vehicle at the end of the movie.
The best Chevy of the Fast & Furious Saga comes from the fourth installment of the franchise, Dom’s 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS. Dom completely rebuilds the Chevelle and throws in the series staple of NOS before showing up a bunch of tuners at the Braga street race, including Brian “Busta” O’Conner in his GT-R. In true Fast & Furious fashion, we don’t get to appreciate this car for too long before it’s blown up with the help of the aforementioned NOS.
Fate of the Furious had plenty of cool cars, but only one broke into this list to be considered a top car in the franchise – and it’s pretty high up. Dom’s 1971 Plymouth GTX may just be a replica using a common Road Runner as its base, nevertheless the movie makes sure this beast is one of the most dominant vehicles ever seen in these movies. The muscle car has a souped up Corvette, Bentley Continental GT, Jaguar F-Type, and Mercedes-AMG GT all grapple onto it trying to apprehend Dom, but it’s too much raw American power for them to handle. “He’s gotta have 2,000 horsepower in that thing! Try 3,000! Try five.”
Dom’s favorite car is the classic Dodge Charger and he’s got a past in the pits of stock car racing, so seeing him in a Charger that was made specifically to compete in NASCAR had to happen at some point. The 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona was a homologation special created to compete during the short-lived NASCAR aero-car era. In Furious 6, it’s sourced from the same auction that Tej bought Brian’s Escort and is used in the tank chase as well. It’s a shame that Dom crashed it into a guard rail to throw himself through the air to catch Letty and then safely fall into a car windshield…
Starting off the top 10 Fast & Furious cars may be a hotly contested car, but we feel deserves the spot regardless. I’m of course talking about that green tuner with the ugly early 2000’s graphics and that generic spoiler, Brian’s Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII from 2 Fast 2 Furious. It was a true hero car throughout the film and is one of those Fast & Furious cars that adds to the nostalgia of those first three films.
Another nostalgic car from the franchise is one of the first cars we see on screen, Brian’s 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX. The bright green tuner featured an over-the-top street racer theme (much like the rest of the cars in the first film) and was a major part of the first ever Fast & Furious street racing scene. Brian may have “almost had” Dom in this Eclipse, but the “Busta” was schooled real quick on why he lost to that RX-7 before the race even started.
The second-best car from The Fast & the Furious: Tokyo Drift makes it into the top 10 as it’s both significant vehicle to its respective movie and a fun custom build. Sean and the rest of his group had all of their cars impounded, but the police left the Nissan Silvia that was totaled earlier in the film. They took the RB26 engine out of that drift car and swapped it into Sean’s dad’s ‘67 Ford Mustang. It was an American car with the heart of a JDM inside, drawing similarities to Sean’s story. In the end, this Frankensteined Mustang was able to keep it sideways down the mountain pass and beat DK.
The ‘Maximus’ Charger was seen at the end of Furious 7 during the emotional tribute to Paul Walker. The restomodded ‘68 Charger features an over 2,200 horsepower twin-turbocharged engine and is completely bare metal. That silver tone from the bare metal helped add an almost angelic presence to the scene before the two friends went their separate ways.
The other car during that Furious 7 closing tribute scene was Paul Walker’s personal 1998 Toyota Supra Mk.IV. The white Supra cruising alongside that Charger drew similarities to the first film where Dom and Brian had that final race in similar models that originally kicked off the whole franchise. The effect of having Walker put back into the driver’s seat was achieved through visual effects and the help of his brothers as body doubles. It was a proper sendoff under unfortunate circumstances.
One of the most iconic Fast & Furious cars doesn’t even have that much actual screen time, but fans love it. The 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R from the beginning of 2 Fast 2 Furious is the first time that the Skyline is associated directly with Brian’s character (unless you count the Turbo Charged Prelude). It still had the underglow, added graphics, and other street racing flare that’s exaggerated in the early films, however this Skyline was built in such a way that fans immediately fell in love with its. This 2 Fast 2 Furious Skyline acted as a pop culture lightning rod helping skyrocket the JDM car into popularity over here in the states.
The other Skyline associated with Brian O’Conner’s character is first seen in Fast & Furious. He selects the car from impounded vehicles and then personally prepares the blue 2001 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-spec for the Braga race that would help him infiltrate their border crossing scheme. While the Skyline gets beaten out by Dom in his Chevelle, the blue JDM has remained another fan favorite and Brian’s car of choice ever since – even making an appearance at the end of F9.
The last three cars probably could be interchanged for this number three spot, but it’s hard not to love Han’s VeilSide kitted Mazda RX-7. The RX-7 is a beautifully built car and it sees a lot of drift use throughout the Tokyo Drift film. The car acts as an extension of Han’s character, further exemplifying the cool atmosphere he exhibits. Just rewatch that scene where he drifts around those girls to get their number to understand what I mean. Han’s RX-7 also provokes an emotional response after having witnessed that sudden crash and his distress before it explodes. It’s all been retconned now, but that moment provided a glimpse at just how dangerous real street racing could be.
You probably saw this coming, but at the number two spot we have Brian’s Supra from The Fast & the Furious. The car originally comes in on a flatbed in a terrible state, but Brian tells Dom to “pop the hood” and we’re met with one of the most commonly referenced quotes in the franchise’s history (aside from just saying “Family”). The 1994 Toyota Supra Mk.IV is completely rebuilt and given the Toretto crew graphics along the sides in preparation for Race Wars. The car becomes a pivotal piece of that first film as its used to beat a Ferrari, stop the truck heist, and faces Dom in a heads-up race at the end of the film. Read more about this Supra here and about how the late actor’s extensive garage went to auction not too long ago.
If ever there was a car that had to be known as THE Fast & Furious car, it’d have to be that 1970 Dodge Charger R/T. The blacked-out dragster that Dom’s been keeping since his father’s passing has been a staple throughout the franchise. It’s been there since the first film and it’s still making appearances in the upcoming tenth installment of the Fast & Furious Saga. Read more about Dom’s Charger here and check out our initial coverage of the Fast X trailer here!
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1970 Dodge Charger R/T
My favorite is McLaren 720s
the plymith is the best
my fave was koenigsegg.
all of them
I can’t decide all of them where my favorites
In the movies, Mia takes the GT 40, not the stingray!
You definitely missed the nissan skyline gt-R R34
my favorite of the franchise
1970 charger and supra
my favorite car is a Bugatti Chiron Super Sport
Lykan HyperSport, because in fast and furious 7 it jumped 3 building with a super speed.
The rams in the f5 chase scene
Moj omiljeni je Brajanov Nissan iz dela 2 fast 2 furious i njegova Toyota iz 1 dela.
Moj omiljeni je Brajanov Nissan Skynline iz dela 2 fast 2 furious i njegova Toyota Supra iz 1 dela.
like brian cars is cool