The “Fast & Furious” franchise has grown to such an extent that it may be difficult to recall that the plot originally focused on street racing. Fans have watched the narratives of the film series evolve over time, starting with Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker), an LAPD police officer, growing to like and adore a street racing family that steals, and ending with that family some how turning rogue government operatives. To their credit, they never really neglect to mention the incredible and pricey cars while keeping the importance of family as the main focus.It will be intriguing to watch what kinds of great vehicles turn up this time around given that “Fast X” is the first of what are reportedly the final “Fast & Furious” movies (via Deadline).
In the first several movies in the series, the vehicles are frequently vintage models. A 1965 Ford GT40 and a 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray are featured in “Fast Five.” Even films like “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift,” in which Sean Boswell (Lucas Black) drives a 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback to win his race at the end, didn’t directly include Diesel (at least until a cameo).Typically, Brian would choose a sportier vehicle, such as the 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse that served as his undercover vehicle in the first movie. Tyrese Gibson’s character Roman Pearce would even drive a Lamborghini Murcielago in “The Fate of the Furious.”
However, there is one vehicle that Dominic Toretto, played by Diesel, has often driven and which always makes us nostalgic for the series.
Vin Diesel is transported back to the beginnings of Fast & Furious by the 1970 Dodge Charger.
Vin Diesel was questioned about his favorite vehicle across the whole “Fast & Furious” series in a 2021 interview with Supercar Blondie for the “F9: The Fast Saga” promotional campaign. Despite the fact that the actor seemed to have a tough time answering, he promptly chose the modified 1970 Dodge Charger that Dominic Toretto has long cherished. The Charger obviously holds sentimental importance, Diesel said.
He is likely transported back to the conclusion of “The Fast and the Furious,” where Brian and Dom race after following Johnny Tran (Rick Yune) for shooting Jesse to death (Chad Lindberg). Diesel’s 1970 Charger is totaled when Dom and Brian charge through a train crossing, but Brian gives Dom his car and permits him to leave.
Diesel would later clarify in the same interview that he also maintains a special place in his heart for the 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS that he drove off in the desert after that particular scene.The 1970 Charger was eventually seen again in “F9: The Fast Saga,” and we will probably see it once more when “Fast X” debuts its first installment on May 19, 2023.