Get Ready For 'Fast 6'
What…not up to speed with The Fast and the Furious franchise? Not sure who Toretto is? Don’t know which is faster or more furious, The Rock or Vin Diesel?
Sit back and let’s take a walk through vehicle heaven…
The OriginalIt all started back in 2001 with "The Fast and the Furious." Undercover cop, Billy (Paul Walker) investigates a rash of high-end electronic equipment robberies in Los Angeles. Solid cop work leads Billy to Dominic Toretto’s (Vin Diesel) street racing gang. Criminal and vehicular hijacks ensue. In the end, Billy gets the girl— Toretto’s sister—and Toretto flees the area in his 1970 Dodge charger.
Yes…this movie series is just as heavy on the cars as it is on the action. These less-than-legal hot rods aren't the reliable kind you'd desire to find at a Phoenix used car dealership. They are risky racing machines. More on that in a minute though.
The FranchiseThroughout the next four installments of the franchise, the stories of Billy and Toretto wind around each other like a grapevine. The action takes place in different parts of the world, with the third installment of the movie taking place in Tokyo.
The events of the fifth installment lead us back to where we started. Toretto is being tracked by a new unwilling ally. This time, it’s Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Johnson needs Toretto’s help in bringing down a European henchman bent on world destruction.
We’ve seen previews for the new movie and it looks breathtaking. The Facebook page for "The Fast and The Furious 6" is a beehive of thoughts and opinions on the series and this particular movie.
The CarsFans are buzzing about the cars. Slick, European models are added to the crop of legendary American and Japanese models this time, and man are they tasty!
Remember Toretto’s 1970 Dodge Charger? Well, a suped-up model is featured in the 6th installment. Even better, you can own a used version of the same car and it can be found right here in Phoenix. What am I talking about? Take the 2006 Charger SXT. Four doors open up to a deliciously sleek interior with plenty of room and comfortable bucket seating for those long test drives through the valley. Under the hood is a 3.4L V5 engine. She gets 19 MPG in the city and 27 MPG on the highway. For all that, you’ll just have to cough up a scant $13,250 at some used dealerships.
The Nissan GTR is featured in a spine-splitting scene from the new movie, and you can find almost the exact same model. The GTR is a two-door coupe that boasts a 3.8L V-6 cylinder engine. She gets 13 city miles to the gallon and 26 miles on the highway. If you have a slightly bigger budget, she can be yours for around $98,000.