Top 20 Most Badass Fast and Furious Cars



Top 20 Most Badass Fast and Furious Cars

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These badass whips were as vital to the franchise as the actors! For this list, we'll be looking at the vehicles in this action franchise that left lasting impressions, mostly because of how rad they are. Our countdown includes 1970 Plymouth Road Runner, 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT, W Motors Lykan HyperSport, Toyota Supra MK IV, 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback, and more!

Top 20 Badass “Fast & Furious” Cars

Welcome to WatchMojo, and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 20 Badass “Fast & Furious” Cars.

For this list, we’ll be looking at the vehicles in this action franchise that left lasting impressions, mostly because of how rad they are. Since some of these cars figure into pivotal scenes, beware of spoilers.

Which of these cars do you think look the coolest? Drool over them in the comments.

#20: 1970 Plymouth Road Runner

“Fast & Furious” franchise (2001-)
This car had a slightly sorrowful connotation to it, at least for a time. Chronologically speaking, the Road Runner first appears in the fourth film, where Letty Ortiz is supposedly murdered by Fenix Calderon. Thankfully, it’s confirmed in “Fast & Furious 6” that Letty managed to escape the vehicle before it exploded. And good thing, too, because we wouldn’t want to associate such a sleek muscle car with the death of one of our favorite characters. Before all this prequel drama went down, we remembered it fondly for being what Dominic Toretto rolled up in during his cameo at the end of “Tokyo Drift.” Our fondness was rewarded when we got to see the conclusion of that scene in “Furious 7.”

#19: 2011 Lexus LF-A

“Fast Five” (2011)
The Lexus LF-A is only featured in a single scene, but it nevertheless makes it a memorable one. After the gang successfully gets away with the loot in Rio de Janeiro, we see snippets of each character’s happily ever after. At least until the next adventure, that is. Han and Gisele are seen in the Lexus speeding through Germany, with the latter in the former’s lap as they kiss. Hazardous driving practices aside, the scene is a totally endearing one, as we’d totally shipped them throughout the entirety of the movie. The two discuss possible destinations, with Han opting to delay Tokyo in favor of Madrid. Wherever they went next, they certainly got there in style.

#18: 2003 Acura NSX

“Fast & Furious” (2009) & “Fast Five” (2011)
Anybody up for a game of chicken? The sister of lead character Dom, Mia Toretto definitely doesn’t get the same amount of screentime behind the wheel, but here she definitely proves her clout. After Dom is captured and sentenced to twenty-five years to life, the crew doesn’t even wait for them to lock him up to break him out. The fourth film ends with the crew getting in position to intercept Dom’s prison bus, and “Fast Five” picks up immediately after. Mia guns the NSX straight at the bus, forcing it to swerve and giving Brian the angle he needs to upend it. Whether we actually believe there were no casualties, the important thing is that they saved Dom and looked badass while doing it.

#17: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII (7)

“2 Fast 2 Furious” (2003)
“2 Fast 2 Furious” definitely had the most colorful cars in the series, and the Lancer Evolution VII is no exception. Serving as Brian O’Conner’s loaner vehicle while working undercover for the U.S. Customs Service, the Lancer gets plenty of opportunities to look pretty. First, Brian demonstrates some cocky yet precise driving during the audition race to get in good with drug lord Carter Verone. Next, he picks up the slack in a relay race after Roman drops the ball in the first leg. And lastly, Brian leads one hell of a car chase against the Miami PD. The Lancer is sadly seized at the end of the ordeal, but luckily Brian wasn’t behind the wheel at the time.

#16: 2017 McLaren 720S

“Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” (2019)
If the “Transporter” series taught us anything, it’s that Jason Statham is gonna drive a sick-ass car. That trend continues in this “Fast & Furious” spinoff, where Statham’s Deckard Shaw uses it to abscond from London with his sister and begrudging partner in tow. The interior may be a little cramped, but that’s just gonna happen when you’re carpooling with the Rock. With cybernetically enhanced baddie Brixton Lore and other Eteon agents in pursuit on motorcycles, Shaw has to utilize some quick maneuvering to get away scot-free. Brixton may have shown Deckard up with the double semi stunt, but we still think the McLaren is cooler, and Deckard later proves that sportscar beats motorcycle every time.

#15: Lamborghini Murciélago LP640

“The Fate of the Furious” (2017)
The crew should work with the FBI more often because they always seem to have some sweet rides. Though Roman is initially prohibited from using the Lamborghini in New York City due to its obvious, bright orange color palette, he finally gets the chance in the Russian tundra. We’re pretty sure that an icy terrain isn’t what the manufacturer had in mind, however, and Roman lands firmly in the water. Before he even has a moment to shed a tear in grief - though we already were - he’s promptly eject-oed out of his seat-o. Thankfully, the Lambo lives on in the form of the driver-side door, which Roman uses as a sled, a shield, and finally as a weapon before he’s through.

#14: 1970 Ford Escort MK I RS1600 (Mark One R.S. sixteen hundred)

“Fast & Furious 6” (2013)
Most cars in the “Fast & Furious” movies are more or less slender, but Brian makes it work all the same in this absolutely cherry, vintage rally car. Initially bought by Tej at a London auction, the Escort later gets a starring role in arguably the film’s best set-piece. As Owen Shaw’s team looks to intercept a convoy on a Spanish highway, our protagonists are there to intervene. There’s only one problem. [Broll: “They’ve got a tank!”] With Roman’s Fastback in danger of being eaten by the tank, Brian makes sure Roman has space to land upon abandoning ship. The wrecked Fastback now tethered to the tank, Brian uses the Escort’s bulky body to upend it and make for a good anchor, leading to one showstopping moment.

#13: Nissan Fairlady Z (Z33)

“The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift” (2006)
Movie villains have never looked as good as they do behind the wheels of these bad boys. The signature car of Drift King Takashi, the Fairlady makes an early impression upon smoking lead character Sean Boswell in a parking garage drift race. Still, Sean continues to be a thorn in Takashi’s side, as he and his sidekick Morimoto (also in a Fairlady) go after the protagonists through the city streets. In the same chase that would infamously lead to Han’s supposed death, so too does Morimoto (and his Fairlady) meet a definite end. Because no climax would be complete without another drift race, Sean and Takashi leave everything on the table, but this time, Sean proves there’s a new Drift King.

#12: 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T

“2 Fast 2 Furious” (2003)
First seen in the audition race hosted by Carter Verone and owned by Darden, this car later transfers ownership to Roman and Brian when they decide that they need more muscle. Thanks to a half-empty bottle of NOS positioned under the passenger’s seat, the Challenger delivers one of the most famous and quotable scenes in the franchise, when Roman ejects his passenger out of the car. With a striking burnt orange color, this car’s hard to miss, and sure to stand out in any setting. “Ejecto seato, cuz!”

#11: 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Stingray

“Fast Five” (2011)
This car might only get a little screen time, but it certainly makes a BIG impression. Dom and Brian are in a... spot of trouble while aboard a moving train. Dom steals the Corvette Grand Sport and drives it off the train with a hard landing, but quickly regains control, showing off the vehicle’s impressive handling and speed. Dom catches up to Brian, who jumps into the Corvette just before the car he’s holding onto gets utterly demolished. Sadly, with nowhere else to go, it proves a short ride, as the car flies off the cliff. Nonetheless, it went out in style, making for one of the most iconic scenes in franchise history.

#10: 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT

“The Fast and the Furious” (2001)
The “Fast & Furious” franchise was initially built on the back of street racing, and this is where it all began. Looking to infiltrate Dom’s crew, the undercover Brian O’Conner enters the uber-sexy Eclipse in a race against Dom and two other drivers. Brian is perhaps a little too eager to engage the NOS, as the second burst overpowers it and sends it into a tailspin, placing him dead last. The Eclipse now his, Dom makes sure to roast Brian at the finish line. Unfortunately, the event is broken up by the police. Brian saves Dom from capture, but the two soon find themselves in rival Johnny Tran’s territory, who promptly has the Eclipse destroyed. Looks like Brian owes Dom a new 10-second car.

#9: Flip Car [aka Ramp Car]

“Fast and Furious 6” (2013)
Owen Shaw and his crew mean business - just look at the crazy-looking vehicles they employ. In terms of design, this one’s a veritable Frankenstein of parts. Despite its minimal, utilitarian appearance, the car weighs a staggering 3,900 pounds. What really sets this vehicle apart however, is the ramp on the front end, which features a flap, activated with the click of a button, to send cars flipping in the air. We see the devastation it’s capable of when Owen Shaw evades the law on the streets of London, driving head first into police and launching them skywards, creating obstacles for the pursuers who struggle to avoid the airborne wrecks.

#8: 2010 Koenigsegg CCXR

“Fast Five” (2011)
When you’re a millionaire, have a love for cars, and can afford pretty much anything you want, it makes sense to snag a car that’s incredibly rare. Roman does just that, flaunting his sweet ride and the exclusive status it brings him to his pal, Tej. It’s with a lot self-satisfaction that he states that he has the only one in the western hemisphere. Tej breaks it to him that there are actually two, and in fact, he’s the guy with the other one. But hey, when you’re talking about a car this cool, the more the merrier, right? We’d be excited just to see one!

#7: 1970 Plymouth Barracuda

“Furious 7” (2015)
If there’s one thing that’ll jog a “Fast & Furious” character’s memory, it’s winning a race. Dom realizes this in “Furious 7,” as he brings an amnesiac Letty to a familiar destination: Race Wars. Confident Letty will win against a particular Audi R8, Dom lets her use the Barracuda against it, and sure enough, she does. Memories do start flooding back to her, but they aren’t exactly happy ones, putting a damper on the celebration. The Barracuda later reappears in the madness that is the finale, as Letty drives Ramsey through the LA streets as she tries to shut down the God’s Eye program. Before that happens, however, they have a little scare when a drone targets them. Thankfully, Hobbs is there.

#6: W Motors Lykan HyperSport

“Furious 7” (2015)
The fate of this gorgeous W Motors car is devastating. It’s owned by a prince in Abu Dhabi and resides in a skyscraper. Yeah we know, it’s expensive and rare, but still, a car like that needs to be driven. Escaping Shaw, Dom gets into this sleek automobile, which is an extreme deviation from the usual muscle cars he drives. Unfortunately, there’s not a lot of room in the penthouse for the Lykan to spread its wings, but it astonishes in another way, by getting driven out of one building and into another… twice, before slamming into the ground.

#5: 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback

“The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift” (2006)
This Ford Mustang appears in Tokyo Drift and is originally owned by Sean’s father. After Han’s death, Sean brings that old mustang to life, installing a Skyline GT-R RB26DETT engine salvaged from the Nissan Silvia he had driven - and wrecked - in a previous race against Takashi. It was a weird sight for the viewers to see them put a Japanese engine in a muscle car, but it creates one hell of a custom-built speed machine. Sean wins the race and is proclaimed the new Drift King behind the wheel of this unforgettable ride.

#4: Mazda RX-7 VeilSide Fortune [aka 1997 Mazda RX-7 FD]

“The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift” (2006)
The sound of this car... is incredible. It’s also breathtakingly beautiful, and most importantly, wicked fast. Like… really fast, with an extremely expensive body kit. It’s just one of the various cars that Han uses to cruise the streets of Tokyo. We can’t help but get a little nervous when Han uses it to teach Sean to drift, but thankfully, Sean doesn’t wreck it like he does the Nissan Silvia, proving in the process that he’s becoming a competent racer. Viewers felt two losses when the car was T-boned by that Mercedes S-Class. Damn you, Deckard Shaw… damn you.

#3: Toyota Supra MK IV

“The Fast and the Furious” (2001)
How could we not talk about Brian’s car in the film that started it all? He owes Dom a ten-second car, and this car is it. With a new engine and a new exterior, sure enough, it wins a lot of races for Dom. Toward the end of the film, Dom finds out about Brian’s actual occupation. Dom’s charger and Brian’s Supra go head to head. They both narrowly avoid being wiped out by a train, but the charger is demolished by a truck. Brian then gives Dom the keys to the Supra to escape.

#2: 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R R34

“2 Fast 2 Furious” (2003)
This is Brian O’Conner’s signature car, and easily one of the most iconic rides of the Fast and Furious franchise. First appearing in the Turbo-Charged Prelude to the second film, Brian gives it a paint job and works on it underneath, before using it in a number of races. Unfortunately, Brian is caught after finishing a race thanks to a freaking electromagnetic pulse harpoon being fired into the Skyline, and the car is impounded following his arrest. It’s a real shame the car didn’t have more screen time, but Brian would go on to drive more Skylines in the series.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions:

Chevelle SS
“Fast & Furious” (2009)

Ford GT40
“Fast Five” (2011)

2000 Honda S2000
“2 Fast 2 Furious” (2003)

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX (9)
“The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift” (2006)

#1: 1970 Dodge Charger R/T

“The Fast and the Furious” franchise (2001-)
This is Dom Toretto’s signature car, and arguably the most recognizable of the series as well. Dom has a connection to it, as it was his father’s before him, with the two of them working on it together when Dom was just a kid. Perhaps that’s why he keeps coming back to it, no matter how many times the charger gets destroyed. Over the course of the franchise, the car has undergone various iterations and changes. Who can forget the off-road version in “Furious 7”? When the crew needs different cars in the sixth movie, Dom, of course, picks another Charger; the Daytona. But hey, you can’t beat that classic look.