‘Fast and Furious’ Toyota Supra Stunt up for auction
Paul Walker drove him during the shooting of the first two films.
One of the Toyota Supras appeared in the first two Fast and furious movies are heading to auction at Barrett-Jackson in Las Vegas in June. Immediately recognizable to fans of the series, the car is finished in candy orange peel paint and features the “Nuclear Gladiator” graphic designed by Troy Lee on the side.
History of the supra “ Fast And Furious ”
According to the auction website, the car is a 1994 Toyota Supra MK IV that was used for several interior and exterior shots during the filming of the original 2001 film, and was later brought back in modified form for 2003. 2 fast 2 furious.
According to Craig Lieberman, who provided the “Hero 1” car for the film, there are usually multiple behind-the-scenes vehicles for each that appears in a movie. This particular Supra was referred to as “Stunt 1” in the movie.
“You have to remember that when car movies are made, for every car that appears on the screen there are multiple clones of that car that serve as a backup,” he said. “Clones are needed as a backup for stunts, special effects, process cars and others are used for close-ups or interior shots.”
A total of eight Supras were used to make the original film. While the main “Hero” cars were leased by Universal Studios and then returned to their owners, the remaining cars were reused for the second film.
Supra “ Fast and Furious ” at Barrett Jackson
Modifications to the car include a Bomex front spoiler and side skirts, TRD-style hood, APR aluminum biplane rear spoiler and 19-inch Dazz Motorsport M5 Tuner wheels. It is powered by the factory 3.0L twin-turbocharged 2JZ-GTE inline-6 engine that transmits power to a four-speed automatic transmission.
This car remained in good condition as Lieberman relates. “Stunts usually have a tough life, but that wasn’t one of them,” he said. “In the first movie, most of the stunts were just flyovers, sharp turns and the usual kind of moderate speed, electric brake.
Despite being a stunt car, the vehicle was actually driven by the late great actor Paul Walker in the film, according to Lieberman who was present during filming.
“There’s a scene where Paul is chasing Johnny Tran, and he’s sliding to a stop… he sticks his arm out the window and shoots some bullets at Tran… Paul was actually behind the wheel at the time.” , he said.
Sources: YouTube, Barrett-Jackson.com, Fandom.com
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