Here’s How One of the Fast and Furious’s Most Controversial Builds Came to Life
Over the years, the Fast and Furious films have had a lot of interesting cars make ...
Over the years, the Fast and Furious films have had a lot of interesting cars make their way across the screen. Some of these cars are more memorable than others and certain selections really stand out to us among the group. As the years have gone on, in fact, the cars have gotten more and more expensive as the budget has been blown wide open.
With the third movie in the franchise in Tokyo Drift, there was an entirely different storyline. As we all remember, at the time, the movie didn’t really seem to fit in with the rest of the franchise as it took us to Tokyo and introduced us to a new cast.
With the aesthetic trying to chase down the drift scene in Japan, some creative liberties were definitely taken. Naturally, the car casting here was going to have to be a lot different than what we could’ve expected from prior Fast and Furious films.
While naturally, a film about drifting would likely include mostly Japanese names, the powers behind the film decided that they wanted to have a little bit of American muscle injected into the flick as well. As we would soon come to find out, this wouldn’t just come with any typical muscle machine as those behind it all wanted the main car to fit the theme of the movie.
With this, we would see an RB26 powered Ford Mustang born. This time, we dive into how this idea came about and how exactly a Nissan Skyline powered Mustang would be featured in this film. At the end of the day, it’s definitely something that turned a couple of heads and probably drove a couple of muscle car fans bonkers.
Down below, Fast and Furious insider, Craig Lieberman is joined by Sean Morris, the guy who built the car. In the video, they take us inside of all of the decisions behind this Japanese meets American monster. At the end of the day, this might not be the most popular car from the FnF movies. However, it certainly gave the movie a little something extra that made it jump off of the screen at the time.