If you love cars, you love the Fast & Furious series for more than just action and drama. You like seeing what kind of swagged-out sports cars they’re going to pull up in.
With a budget of $76 million for the second film in the series, they certainly had a lot of dough to spend on some dope driving machines. One of the cars on the list was so important they actually got four stunt doubles for it! Another car was even equipped with an ejector seat!
If you want to know about EVERY car that they used in 2 Fast 2 Furious, we’re going to tell you! This is the cost of every car from 2 Fast 2 Furious!
Brian’s 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R R34
Yes, the BEST car of the movie is the FIRST car in the movie, and isn’t even one of the hero cars. The GT-R you see in the movie was originally purchased by the film’s technical director Craig Liebermann before Universal even announced a sequel to the first F&F.
Hey Craig, we know you’re reading! Go check out his YouTube channel, his videos are really informative and SUPER interesting!
Craig bought his R34 for $78,000 in 2001 which is over $114,000 in 2020 money! Worth it!
It wasn’t the first choice for the movie either, it was actually going to be a Dodge Neon SRT-4, which thankfully never happened.
Now, when they decided to go R34, they didn’t just use Craig’s, they bought four more! Spending an extra quarter million bucks on R34 GTR’s but they weren’t done! For the bridge jump scene they bought one more and gutted it, outfitted it with safety equipment and more.
All told, they likely spent well over $300,000 on Skylines to make the film, which is actually less than the Bayside Blue R34 Paul Walker owned. Today, it’s pretty tough to put a price tag on an R34 in America, seeing as how you can’t legally own them. But a rough estimate is you’re not even getting in the door without at least six figures.
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Brian’s 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII
Luckily, Mitsubishi themselves came through for the movie by sending them four cars intended for a rally team to be used for the movie. They quickly spiced them up with a nice lime green and blue paint job along with a DAMD body kit and ARC rear wing, and my personal favorite mod, they converted all of them to rear-wheel drive so they could drift easier!
So how much did they spend? Well to get an idea, a factory Evo VII in 2003 was just shy of $30,000, making buying four of them a cool $120,000. But seeing as how these were shipped directly from Mitsubishi, I’m going to guess they spent a grand total of ZERO dollars to get the cars.
Now, if you want a Lancer today? You’re still talking about $30,000 to get behind the wheel at least! They are not depreciating!
Roman’s 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GTS
Poor Roman. Paul get’s an all-wheel drive rally legend, and he’s stuck with something no real driver would be caught dead in. A Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder. Yuck.
Bless this mess, they really tried to put lipstick on a pig for Roman’s ride… slapping a Shine Street widebody kit, a giant GT wing and a massive chrome exhaust tip on a purple Eclipse still couldn’t save this eyesore.
Want to know what’s worse? They were AUTOMATIC. Watch closely in the movie and you’ll see Tyrese is just pushing an automatic gear lever back and forth to change gears. Yikes.
Back then, the base car was about $25,000, meaning they spent six figures outfitting four of them for the movie. Today, you can get one for somewhere in the ballpark of $3,000 to $6,000. But, seriously, why would you?
Roman’s 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
When we first meet Roman, he’s breaking house arrest and competing in a demo derby in Barstow in a mean-ass 70s Monte Carlo, which you may not have recognized due to the shark teeth painted on the front grill.
It won’t surprise you to find out that the car they used for this scene was badly damaged during filming and was sent to the scrapyard shortly after. But there’s no denying that, when intact, Monte Carlos are seriously stylish. I must admit it hurt my soul a bit to see this one get all smashed up.
Anyway, today Monte Carlos are considered classics, and they’re typically on the market for somewhere between $35,000 and $40,000. Thankfully, they found a cheaper example for a demolition derby scene. But when you got Hollywood money behind you, why not? I guess.
Slap Jack’s 1993 Toyota Supra Turbo MK IV
Let’s travel back in time to when Brian flies over the roof of Slap Jack’s car to win the first race in the movie. Yeah, his name was Slap Jack. The second movie is… special.
This car isn’t just quick because of the blasts of nitrous Slap Jack was pumpin’ into it, the Supra Turbo can get up to 160 miles per hour in real life with its 220-horsepower inline six.
Now a fun fact about the movie is, they used leftover Supras from the first film to make the second, so three of these Supras were already owned by Universal, and they only needed to buy one more to be the hero car.
Now, if you’re looking for a hero car Supra for your driveway, you’re looking at somewhere around $40,000 to $60,000. And likely A LOT more if you want a really good example.
Orange Julius’s 1994 Mazda RX-7 FD
Orange Julius: the man named after a purveyor of fruit-based beverages. Yeah, you may question his ability to choose a halfway respectable nickname, but his choice of a race car was actually pretty sound.
That speedy little Mazda RX-7 may have come in last place in the race, but it didn’t come in last place in our hearts. The RX-7 is one of the most beloved models ever put out by Mazda. And with good reason, these lightweight laser beams have curb weight less than that of a newborn kitten, but with their low center of gravity, a super-tight 5-speed manual, and that screamin’ speed Dorito, the turbo-powered 13B rotary engine, the FD RX-7 is arguably a lot cooler than the Supra that took the JDM crown.
The market agrees, with good examples costing around $30,000 to $50,000, which is just about what they cost new! These cars are actually a pretty good investment, if you can find a good example and don’t mind dealing with the angry triangle under the hood.
Suki’s 2001 Honda S2000
Now, this is one of my favorite cars from the film for one reason, it’s pink. Yeah, I love pink, so what? That’s why it’s in the Ideal logo.
Suki’s 2001 Honda S2000 is hooked up with a 2-liter inline four complete with a Comptech supercharger. It’s also got 18” Motegi racing rims, a wet nitrous system, and a Veilside kit. This pink projectile came to play! It’s also actually one of the S2000s from the first film driven by Johnny Tran.
Today, if you want to be stylin’ like Suki in an S2000, you’re probably looking at between $15,000 and $25,000 for the stock model. Sadly, it won’t be remote controlled.
The Classic Duo
These cars were driven by the characters Darden and Korpi. Korpi… Suki… Slap Jack… Orange Julius… who came up with the names of the characters in this movie?
Anyway, the 1969 Yenko Camaro SYC. The SYC Stands for Yenko Super Car. Whatever it’s called, it’s a certified beast dressed in Le Mans blue, hiding a 427ci pushrod V8 under the hood that’s capable of churning out 425 horsepower!
A 69 Camaro today cashes in the neighborhood of $40,000 to $50,000. But a ’69 Yanko SYC? That’s going to relieve your wallet of about a quarter million bucks! A small price to pay to own one of the greatest muscle cars of all time.
Another car that helped define the muscle car class? The 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T. The particular Challenger used in the movie was hooked up with a crisp orange paint job with that classic rally stripe and some Centerline wheels capable of supporting all the force pumped out by its 426ci hemi pushrod V8. Which is all pretty much standard equipment…
What wasn’t standard was the EJECTOR SEAT! Yeah, the actual ejector seat was mostly movie magic, but definitely added a unique flare to this Challenger.
Today, an R/T Challenger is running for about a $100,000 on the secondhand market, which if you ask me, is kind of a deal!
You’ve got a 1998 C5 Corvette used by one of the thugs in the film. That would run you $38,000 brand new but you can get one for about $20,000 today.
There’s an NSX that’s parked in one of the scenes, which was upwards of $80,000 brand new, and is still around $80,000 today.
There’s a Saleen ‘Stang that gets absolutely obliterated. That was $50,000 brand new, but I was able to find some floating around $30,000 today.
There’s a hilariously high E36 3-series in that same race. That’ll run you next to nothing to buy today.
Carter had a Ferrari 360 parked in his driveway, and to park one in yours it’ll cost you about $90,000 give or take a few dozen grand.
And last but definitely not least, was a 2003 Dodge Viper SRT-10 that I wish had more screen time, especially since it’s still worth $60,000 today!
So, what’s it all cost? Well, we don’t know what it cost the original producers. The movie did have a budget of $76,000,000 though. But if you were to buy every car on this list to add to your garage? By our estimates, you’re looking at about $942,000. And yes, most of that is the classic muscle.