The Man Behind Dominic Toretto’s “Fast and the Furious” Charger Tells us What They Faked
When it comes to the Fast and Furious movies, I think that most will agree that there’s one car that trumps them all. Sure, there is a debate to be had. It’s definitely not a shoe-in as the definite favorite. However, we would think that the odds on favorite would be Dominic Toretto’s Dodge Charger.
I mean, come on. How could you not absolutely fall in love with this thing? It seemed so perfect in every way.
The car was just cast so well for the role and provided such a powerful presence on screen. It’s not far fetched to think that the entire franchise would be on a different axis without this vehicle choice. In fact, the Mopar B body platform is one of the mainstays that has managed to grow roots in the franchise. You’ll notice Toretto wheeling lots of cars in the family.
In short order, the Charger would become the machine that dreams are made of. However, for those who understand things about cars and about Hollywood, it’s not hard to realize that some aspects were dramatized for the sake of the movie. That’s right, not all of the stunts were exactly real.
In this one, we get to meet the man behind casting all of the cars in the early Furious Universe, Craig Lieberman. With his experience and expertise, we get an explanation about some of the nuances with the Charger that most don’t know. However, we get the feeling that this might just be a dream-shatterer for some.
By following along with the video below, we get the rundown of what was real and what simply wasn’t. In fact, we even get to hear a little bit about where these cars are today. As with many movies, there were several examples of this body style Charger to portray one single car. With the way that some of these stunts work, doing everything with one car would be virtually impossible.