Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift features many beautiful drift cars like tuned Japanese imports, Eurotuners, and American muscle cars. More than 200 cars were used for the film and since body kits and other modifications can make it difficult to recognize the original car, this is a guide to the vehicles of Tokyo Drift.
1994 Mazda RX-7 with VeilSide Fortune wide body kit. In the movie, Han dies when the car flips and explodes after wrecking into a Mercedes Benz S-Class. VeilSide built three duplicate RX-7s for the film and the Tokyo Drift shop built three aditional visual clones.
1967 Ford Mustang Fastback driven by Sean Boswell. This Mustang is unique because the power plant for the Ford is a RB26DET Nissan Skyline engine. A trend with JDM enthusiasts is to take a classic Japanese car and transplant a new high performance engine like the RB26 or SR20DET. However it is virtually unheard of to swap a JDM engine into a classic American car, making this truly a unique whip. Another interesting note is that the studio decided to go with a single turbo instead of the stock twin turbo setup.
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX GSR featuring APR graphics and body kit. Mitsubishi donated 10 new JDM EVOs to the film and eight were specially modified to rear wheel drive only using a kit developed by Rhys Millen Racing (RMR). The kit replaces the differential output assembly with one that leaves out the splines to drive the front wheels and the output holes in the transfer case are capped. The factory transverse mounted six-speed transmission and remaining drivetrain is left stock. Lancers come from the factory with an AWD transmission and rear wheel drive swaps are performed to improve drifting performance. Driven by Sean when he is learning how to drift.
2004 Volkswagen Touran modeled after the Hulk. Twinkie owns the car and Sean drives it in the movie.
The two big-block Chevys use Hooker headers, Flowmaster mufflers, Richmond T-10 four-speed manual transmissions, Wenco driveshafts and Moser-built 12-bolt rear-ends running 4.88:1 gears in a spool differential. Both ride on a chassis fitted with Global West front control arms and coil springs, KYB shocks, Speedway Engineering anti-sway bars, Global West weight jack plates and quick-ratio steering boxes. Wilwood disc brakes sit behind the Cragar 397 steel 15-inch wheels and the tires are Goodyear stock-car specials.
2006 Nissan 350Z with Top Secret body kit driven by Morimoto. In the movie, Morimoto Collides head on with a green Toyota Aristo causing a massive pile up that presumably kills him.
2006 Nissan 350Z featuring VeilSide wide body kit. Villain DK drives the 350Z in the parking garage scene and later plunges off the mountain while touge racing against the Ford Mustang. Eleven 350Zs were built for the film and two cars were equipped with an APS twin turbo system, APS turbo-back exhaust, and Magnaflow mufflers that raised horsepower to approximately 450. The suspension features RSR lowering springs, 19-inch Veilside rims, and Toyo Proxes tires.
2005 Dodge Viper SRT10 driven by Clay and wrecked into a concrete pipe at high speed when racing Sean in the Monte Carlo.
2000 S15 Nissan Silvia featuring C-West body kit and RB26DETT engine swap. Sean drives this S15 but due to inexperience drifting, he causes suspension and body damage to the car.
1993 S13 Nissan Silvia with DRFT aeroparts (body kit).
1998 Toyota Chaser with 5-speed transmission, C-West rear wing, Volk Racing GT-V wheels, and Toyo Proxes tires. Little is modified from stock, as the Chaser is drift ready from the factory. The Chaser features a single turbo version of the Supra’s JZ engine.
2006 Mazda RX-8 with VeilSide body kit, driven by Neela. This right-hand-drive RX-8 is lowered using Tein springs and sits on Volk Racing GT-AV wheels wrapped in Toyo Proxes tires. Under the hood a GReddy single turbo system and a Tanabe cat-back exhaust system boost power.
Posted on March 12th, 2008 by Tom
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