Cars of The Fast and The Furious Tokyo Drift

Tokyo drift
The fast and furious Tokyo drift with all those modified beauties makes everyone curious to know more about the cars. In total 200 cars were used in the movie. There were 11 Nissan 350Z used in the movie in which 3 were destroyed in the crash scenes. Most of the cars were second hand as they needed out of production cars. This article will tell you what the movie didn’t about the modified beauties.

1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlos

1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlos
The 1971 Monte Carlos is a beast under the mask. It is driven by Sean (Lead character) in a race against clay with a Dodge Viper. A total of 9 stunt Monte Carlos were used in the movie in which two had a 590hp engine with a 509 engine block (10L) and a 700hp 572ci engine. The last 7 cars had a small V8.

2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 6

2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 6
The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution was given to Sean Boswell by Han after he totaled his Nissan Silvia in a drift race against Takashi. The Lancer was the practice car for Sean in which he mastered his skills. It was powered by a 2L turbocharged engine that makes 286hp. The transmission was modified to convert it from FWD to RWD to make it a drift car.

2001 Nissan Silvia S15

2001 Nissan Silvia S15
The Nissan Silvia was called “Mona Lisa” in the movie to empathize its importance.  The car was offered to Sean by Han for a race against Takashi (Main antagonist). There were no mechanical modifications made for the Silvia as it was ready for drifting with a 2.6L 280hp engine which was also used in the skyline GT-R.

Mazda RX 8

Mazda RX 8
The Mazda RX 8 was used by Neela in the movie, however not sure if Neela liked the odd neon blue and black paint job. The Mazda RX 8 was modified with a Veilside D1-GT body kit. It has a 191 hp engine that made around 187 lb-ft of torque.

Nissan 350Z

Nissan 350Z
The Nissan 350Z belongs to Takashi in the movie. It is first seen in the parking garage race scene where Sean is defeated by Takashi. Along with the VeilSide aero body kit, it has a 3.5L V6 that made 450hp.

Mazda RX-7 Vielside FD

Mazda RX-7 Vielside FD
The RX-7 is Han’s Primary car that is also used while fleeing Takashi. It was modified by the Veilside’s body kit, power FC engine management system and a turbo kit. It made 306hp and 256 lb-ft torque that was delivered to the rear wheels.

Volkswagen Golf R32

Volkswagen Golf R32
The VW golf in the movie had a set of Lamborgini scissor doors. VW provided four new Golf R32 which were also converted to RWD for the filmmakers. It has a 3.2L V6 engine that cranked up to 250hp using a 6-speed manual transmission.

1967 Ford Mustang

1967 Ford Mustang
The legendary 1967 Mustang in the movie was Sean’s father’s car that he offers to his son. The engine from the Nissan Silvia (Han’s Mona Lisa) was put in the mustang, but that was in the reel. In real the Tokyo drift mustang had a V8 that made 375hp that provided a record time of 0-60 in 6.7sec.

Vielside Honda NSX

The Honda NSX with a Vielside body looked like the stock was on steroids. NSX was developed under the restriction of not exceeding 300 horses. Hence the 3L V6 produces 270 horses that was properly tuned for drifting.

1970 Plymouth Roadrunner GTX

1970 Plymouth Roadrunner GTX
The 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner made a guest appearance in the climax scene of the movie. It was driven by none other than the most important character of the entire series Dominic Toretto. This was the beast of the series with a  massive 7.2L V8 that made 2000HP and 1615 lb-ft torque. Man can we even imagine sitting inside it when the front wheels are in mid-air during that launch. The car was borrowed from a famous car enthusiast and builder Steve Strope and was not purchased like all other cars in the movie. 
Cars in Tokyo drift and their owner
Cars in Tokyo drift and their owners
The chart above shows the cars with their power figures and whom the car belonged to in the movie.

Image Credits:
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