The Depressing Story of Leon’s GT-R (Fast & Furious)
In certain movies, the cars featured can transcend their roles and become stars in their own right. While actors undoubtedly play a pivotal role in bringing films to life, there are instances where the vehicles take on a life of their own and can give the actors a run for their money in terms of icon status. A prime example of this phenomenon can be found in any film from the Fast and Furious franchise.
In today’s socially connected society, numerous stories circulate, offering intriguing insights into the making of these iconic films from years ago.
In this particular instance, we turn our attention to Craig Lieberman, the technical director from the original “The Fast and the Furious” film. Lieberman spills the beans on various cars that have become beloved within the Fast franchise, focusing this time on Leon’s Nissan GT-R.
The video sheds light on the challenges faced in assembling the cars and pairing them with specific actors. When it comes to the GT-R, Lieberman shares that he was determined to feature this high-performance machine in the movie. However, with a modest budget of $1 million for all the cars and modifications, incorporating an expensive vehicle like the GT-R presented a significant challenge. Lieberman reveals that the crew spent $340,000 on cars alone, leaving little room for a high-ticket machine.
The video delves into the details of how the crew identified the perfect spot for this rare machine, worked around the challenges of its right-hand drive configuration for certain shots, and navigated the complexities of importing the car during a time when such models were challenging to bring into the country.
The behind-the-scenes look at the efforts and creative problem-solving involved in bringing iconic cars to the forefront of cinematic experiences is fascinating. It showcases how these vehicles become integral characters in the storytelling of the Fast and Furious saga.