The Fast and Furious Supra Then and Now
It’s truly astonishing how a single movie can leave a monumental mark on car culture as a whole. In the year 2001, a little film called “The Fast and the Furious” hit the screens and played a pivotal role in accelerating the world of tuner culture. The impact it had is immeasurable, with countless millions (if not billions) of dollars in cars and parts sold directly because people fell in love with the movie.
Fans of the film fondly remember several cars that stole the show, but two stand out above the rest. One is the black Dodge Charger driven by Vin Diesel’s character, Dominic Toretto, and the other is the vibrant orange Toyota Supra, the ride of choice for Paul Walker’s character, Brian O’Conner.
At the time of the film’s release, neither the actors nor the filmmakers could have foreseen the monumental influence it would have on car culture and, indeed, pop culture in general. Moreover, the very vehicles featured on screen would develop a dedicated following, to the point where they became so sought after that they would eventually command seven-figure prices at auctions.
In this installment, we revisit one of the most iconic cars of all time, the previously mentioned orange Supra from the original “The Fast and the Furious” film. In the video below, we join Craig Lieberman, the individual responsible for ironing out the technical details in the first few films of the franchise. Interestingly, he shares a very close and personal connection with the orange Supra, as it was originally his car.
The video takes us through the journey of this iconic car, shedding light on how it came to be, where it has been over the years and its present whereabouts. For fans of the “Fast and Furious” franchise, this is an absolute must-see, offering an exclusive glimpse into the history of a legendary vehicle that changes the course of car culture forever.