Are you kidding me? Those crazy gearheads who made the The Fast and the Furious movies drove a $3.4 million car out the window of a skyscraper? Well, strap in, because there were a whole lot of tar-torching wallet-emptying whips that got destroyed in the making of this iconic franchise. But at least they got to bust a couple odometers before meeting their fiery demise.
Out of all the incredibly quick cars in The Fast and the Furious movies, we’re here to tell you about the absolute fastest. We got a Middle Eastern mid-rear engine that’s one of seven in the world, and we got a F1 Ferrari that’s selling for $4 million!
Grab a seat and get ready. Here are the fastest cars in The Fast and the Furious franchise.
1968 Nelson Racing Engines Dodge Charger
The final scene of Furious 7 was meant to be a tribute to the late and great Paul Walker. And what better way to honor an absolute legend than by having Dom Toretto crushing concrete in the fastest car the franchise has ever seen. And that’s saying something, The Fast and the Furious has seen some fire-spitting street rockets in its day.
But the car that takes the cake and says noto brakes is the 1968 Nelson Racing Engines Dodge Charger! What? A muscle car from 1968 can outrun all those lightspeed-shattering modern machines throughout the franchise? Well, my friends, this is no ordinary Dodge Charger…
This is a custom-made steel drag devil made by Nelson Racing Engines that sports a 9.4-liter Mopar V8 with, not one, but two twin-scroll turbochargers. Apparently, the one they used for Furious 7 churns out over 2,000 ponies and hits top speeds around 260 miles per hour! That’s one more on the board for classic muscle cars! Oh, and if you haven’t yet, check out our video on why you should buy a cheap muscle car.
No, sorry, the 1968 Nelson Racing Engines Dodge Charger is not a cheap car, and neither is the next car on our list. In fact, it’ll run you somewhere around $1.7 million! And you’ll understand why when you see just how fast this thing is. The Veyron’s the cream of the car lot when it comes to modern supercars.
2011 Bugatti Veyron
What’s that crisp white whip that Roman Pearce is driving through Abu Dhabi in Furious 7? That right there is the sheik of supercars, the Bugatti Veyron. And let me tell you, this car is hotter than the desert sun.
The model you see in the movie is from 2011, and back then, the Veyron Supersport was the fastest street legal production car in the entire world! Too bad it was overtaken last year by the Koenigsegg One. But still, the Veyron veers around corners with some ridiculous speed.
Under the hood, this beast-mode Bugatti’s packing a quad-turbocharged W16 that spits out 1,000 horses. And when you really get that thing revving, this low-slung speed machine can hit top speeds of 253 miles per hour! So, with that much power being pushed out of the engine, how’s the Veyron keep from bursting into flames and blowing sky high? Well, it’s got 10 different radiators running through it to help expel the heat out of that hellish engine.
The Veyron’s a supercar fit for a sheik, and at around $1.7 million, you probably have to own an oil empire to buy one. But regardless of how much cash you’re raking in, you still might not be able to buy this next car. Why? Because there are only 4 of them in existence.
2010 Koenigsegg CCXR Edition
Maybe you remember the scene in Furious 7 when Roman’s bragging about having the only 2010 Koenigsegg CCXR in the western hemisphere, only to get shown up when Tej pulls his CCXR up right next to it. Well, that wasn’t just some story spun by a Hollywood script writer, there are seriously only 4 of these cars in the entire world. And the fact that they got two for the movie is just unbelievable. I guess when you consider that the movie’s budget was $190 million, it makes a little more sense.
But the CCXR isn’t just rare, these drop-top demons pulverize pavement and take no prisoners! With that twin-supercharged 4.8-liter V8, they’re capable of ripping up the road at over 250 miles per hour! And this sleek beast has nuclear-level power, revving up over 1,000 horsepower and hitting 60 miles per hour in just 2.9 seconds! Those crazy Swedes over at Koenigsegg clearly have a power addiction, but that black panther CCXR is just mind-blowing!
But the CCXR isn’t the only super rare car with sick pickup that Tej has stashed in his stable. He’s also got some not-so-street-legal Italian magic pushing over 200 miles per hour.
2004 Ferrari FXX
If you’re cruising through Costa Rica in a 2004 Ferrari FXX just like Tej in one of the first scenes of Fast 6, you know you’re living the good life. Seriously, I don’t even know how the movie makers got one of these F1 exotic speed machines. There were only 29 of them ever made, and all of them were sold off to client test drivers for around $1.8 million! The FXX has aged like fine wine. If you want to buy one of these track-bound throttle hogs today, you’re looking more in the neighborhood of $4 million.
These racers were an evolution of the Enzo built for F1, and instead of generating 660 horsepower like its predecessor, the FXX pumped that up to a cool 801 ponies with its 6.3-liter naturally-aspirated V12. Top speed? This Italian gas-blaster’s ready to fly down the F1 track at 243 miles per hour.
But with all the hype over European automotives, you might be tempted to overlook the next car on the list, a Middle Eastern hypercar that can be seen flying out of a skyscraper in Furious 7.
2014 Lykan Hypersport
Officially the fourth fastest car out of all the Ideal wheels on this list is the 2014 Lykan Hypersport. Now, the Middle East is definitely not known for producing performance automotives. But the Lykan Hypersport from W Motors out of the UAE is like an Emerati Maserati, but faster!
This ultra-rare hypercar hits a neck-snapping top speed of 240 miles per hour and goes 0 to 60 in the blink of a Dub-eye. Get it? Dubai? And that’s all thanks to its mid-rear positioned twin-turbocharged flat-six Porsche engine that pushes 750 horsepower.
And it’s quite a coincidence that this hyper viper appeared in Furious 7, because there’s actually only 7 of these in the world. Again, it’s just absolutely baffling how F&F guys are able to get their hands on these cars, especially when the Lykan Hypersport has a tear-jerking price tag at $3.4 million, which helps pay for the 420 diamonds in the headlights.
And they sent this car out the window of a freaking skyscraper! Yes, they actually destroyed a $3.4 million car.
The next car on our list is a F1 Ford that doesn’t quite fetch $3 million, but it certainly isn’t cheap. Good thing the one Dom took apart in Fast Five wasn’t authentic.
1965 Ford GT40
If you’re like me, you nearly went on a rampage when Dom started taking apart that Ford GT40 in Fast Five. I mean, it’s not quite as ridiculous as tossing a Lykan Hypersport out a window, but still, a real GT40 fetches over $1 million. And to just tear apart a car like that?
But don’t worry! The model they used in the movie was a kit car that was custom-made for the movie. However, the real GT40 has a pretty amazing history. The MKII version of this F1 firestarter was dusting Ferraris in the Le Mans for most of its life, nabbing four titles in four consecutive years. And it’s got a broad 7-liter V8 that gets it running 100 miles per hour in just 8 seconds to thank for that.
When you’re really laying on that pedal, you can get the GT40 up to a bone-shaking 210 miles per hour. With so much firepower and such a rich history, it’s a real relief they didn’t actually pull one apart in Fast Five.
Next up is another American make that just looks like power. And when you see what kind of top speeds this beast is clocking, you won’t even think about challenging it.
2009 Dodge Challenger SRT-8
If you’ve seen the fifth and sixth movies in the F&F franchise, then you must remember Dom’s iconic Challenger SRT-8. This modern age muscle car paved the way for some of the most sadistic speed devils on the road today, the Hellcat and the Demon. I guess it’s only right that the interior of this devilish SRT-8 has been described as dark and spooky. But, if we know anything about Dom, we know he loves smashing the speedometer while sitting on some classy black leather.
Under the hood, this two-door coupe’s got a fire-breathing 6.1-liter Hemi V8 with 425 horsepower. Its top speed is 182 miles per hour, which doesn’t really hold up with the newer Hellcats and Demons, but the SRT-8 definitely deserves some credit for paving the way for the widebody death-punch prowlers on the road today.
And while those American cats and demons are definitely worth their curb weight, this list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the juiced-up Japanese drivetrain in Furious 7.
2012 Nissan GT-R
The Fast and the Furious franchise has destroyed cars in some pretty absurd ways, but blowing up Brian’s 2012 Nissan GT-R with UAV cruise missiles has got to be on the top of the list. I guess they didn’t want to destroy all those pretty-faced Nissan Skylines from the other films but they were fine leaving their uglier brother, the GT-R, in a flaming funeral pyre.
But, in fact, the producers uncharacteristically used some movie magic and didn’t actually blow this car sky high. Unfortunately, every other car in the movie didn’t meet the same fate. The GT-R is actually the sole survivor from filming, and we’re glad to hear it.
This nasty Nissan’s got more pickup than a Randy Johnson fastball and a top speed of 195 miles per hour. And while this handmade all-wheel drive supercar may not be as aesthetically pleasing as some of its Skyline predecessors, that twin-turbocharged V6 is hard to argue with.