One of the copies of the Toyota Supra used for the filming of the first installment of the Fast & Furious saga is currently up for auction.
While the next Fast & Furious opus will land on the big screens on July 14 after being postponed several times due to the health crisis, fans of the saga should logically be there. But if the franchise is still very successful, many critics point out that the last episodes no longer have much to do with the initial spirit of the saga, and especially with the very first film. Released in 2001, it then staged the universe of illegal street racing in Los Angeles, an environment then infiltrated by Brian O’Conner, then engaged in the police. A true genius of mechanics and piloting, he joined the band formed by Dominic Toretto, Letty, Mia, Vince and Jesse, but ultimately has to choose between this new life and his career as a police officer. He then decides when he gives the keys to his car to Toretto so that he can flee after an accident during a street race.
But if the story, like the characters are obviously iconic, the real star of this very first opus, it is undoubtedly the car of Brian O’Conner, a Toyota Supra 4th generation. The Japanese sportswoman offered herself for the occasion a specific kit as well as an orange tint which has become legendary over the years, and there are no longer more or less successful replicas of the one who has become a true icon of cinema. . But if you’re the perfectionist type, then the auto we’re telling you about today and currently on sale should be of interest to you. And for good reason, this is the real Supra MK IV that was used during the filming of the first opus and the second, 2 Fast 2 Furious. You will not find more authentic! Because everything remained original, whether the exterior look of course, with its huge spoiler and 19-inch rims, but also the interior, with its blue seats recognizable at first glance.
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On the other hand, the more observant will notice the presence of a Automatic box four-speed, instead of the six-speed manual transmission popular with fans of the Japanese sports car. A small disappointment all the same, but which should not detract from the charm of this movie star, who takes the block under her hood. six cylinders in line 3.0-liter twin-turbo 2JZ-GTE developing some 326 horsepower. Something to be very happy all the same, even if we doubt that the future owner will indulge in street racing at the wheel of this 1994 Supra, which has therefore not undergone any mechanical modification. At first glance, the car appears to be in very good condition, both inside and out, which is sure to raise the stakes, while no reserve price has yet been made. set by the Barrett-Jackson house in charge of the sale.
Because we remember that in 2015, another Toyota Supra which also participated in the filming of the first game of Fast & Furious had been awarded more than 185,000 dollars. Everything is possible with this new sale, which is already thrilling fans of the saga, who will then be able to place their bid from June 17 to 19.
Photo : Barrett-Jackson
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