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What is Doms favorite car?

Our 5 Favorite Cars Featured In The New Fast & Furious ‘Fast X’ Trailer

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The Fast & Furious franchise is back with its tenth installment simply titled «Fast X.» The plot revolves around Jason Momoa’s character named «Dante» who attempts to exact his revenge on Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto and his newfound family in a flurry of automotive-centric mayhem, with a bit of gunplay and hand-to-hand combat thrown in for good measure.

Next to Dom’s family, the cars have always been not only the main stars of the movie but also the primary way the plot is moved forward dating all the way back to the iconic drag race between Dom’s Dodge Charger R/T and Brian’s (played by the late Paul Walker) Toyota Supra in 2001’s «The Fast and the Furious.»

Multiple films and Tokyo Drifts later, the cars are still center stage, oftentimes performing improbable stunts just for the sake of good old-fashioned car chases and explosions. «Fast X» is no different and with the new trailer hitting the web today, fans of the franchise can see what automotive insanity the tenth film has in store.

Dodge Chargers and Chevys galore

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It wouldn’t be a proper Fast and Furious movie if you didn’t see Vin Diesel driving around some classic Mopars. In this case, it’s Dom’s supercharged 1970 Dodge Charger R/T that steals the trailer. It’s shown in a flashback to the first movie, used in a high stakes drag race against the villain, and finally dropped out of a cargo plane where it effortlessly destroys helicopters and pursuing cars while only receiving what amounts to scratched paint and some dented body panels. After all, it wouldn’t be fair to kill off one of the movie series’ enduring stars.

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Jason Momoa’s Dante drives a highly modified and very purple 1966 Chevy Impala throughout parts of the trailer. The car’s bright coloration and miles of chrome betray the fact that the character driving it is very much trying to exact his revenge on the main characters of the movie. It also appears in the trailer’s drag race against Dom’s Charger where it partakes in various bits of villainy that would not at all be declared acceptable by any motorsports governing body.

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The second notable Chevy is driven by John Cena’s character Jakob. This Chevelle is equipped with what appears to be rocket launchers or a similar unguided surface-to-surface missile system.

European classics

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In addition to American muscle cars getting a huge share of the screen, some European cars do their best to steal the show when in the trailer. Notably, an Alfa Romeo GT 2000 is shown ripping through the streets of a yet unannounced European city. The Alfa is in a throwback racing setup complete with a front bumper delete and all manner of racing stripes covering a very loud paint job.

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Not to be outdone, the little Alfa is seen driving next to an incredibly ostentatious Lamborghini Gallardo in a reflective gold wrap. In reality, the V10 powerplant in the Gallardo would wipe the floor with the classic Alfa, but that wouldn’t make for a very fun chase scene.

Those are just a few of the cars that the trailer alludes to in the film. Undoubtedly, there will be dozens more cars exploding, jumping, and jumping while exploding when the film releases on May 19th of this year.

Fast and Furious Dom’s 1970 Dodge Charger

Fast and Furious Dom's 1970 Dodge Charger

The History of Dom’s Charger

The Fast & Furious franchise has captivated movie-going audiences for years with fast cars and death-defying stunts. In addition to the explosive chase sequences and racing that the films offer, the films have produced characters beloved by fans.
One of the main characters is Dominic «Dom» Toretto, played by Vin Diesel, who has appeared in 7 of the 9 movies. As these movies are focused on cars, Dom’s character isn’t complete without his vehicle.
When it came to creating a car for Dom, the filmmakers knew that a souped-up 1970 Dodge Charger R/T would be the perfect choice. The history of Dom’s Charger covers a great deal of ground. From its origin story and the many times it’s been destroyed to behind the scene’s modifications that made the car ready for the big screen, Dom’s Charger has been through a lot.

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The Car’s Origin

«The Fast and the Furious,» the first film in the franchise, introduced Dom’s 1970 Dodge Charger R/T to audiences. In the movie, audiences learn that when Dom was a child, he helped his father build the Charger. With the car’s 900 horsepower, Dom’s father broke the record for the time it takes to go a 1/4 mile, traveling the distance in only nine seconds.
Dom recounts that though his father was a capable driver, he died in a racing accident. The death of Dom’s father leaves him afraid of driving the Charger, and he refuses to get behind the wheel throughout the film. To reveal character growth and show off the Charger on the big screen, Dom ends up in a position where he has only one car left to drive — the Charger.
At the time, there are no other cars for Dom to drive other than the Charger. bla bla bla just watch it, as we’re not here to talk about the movie.
Fast forward and spoiling the end: Once both of the killers have been dealt with, Brian and Dom meet at a red light. Instead of being terrified by the car, Dom now has the confidence to race it. As soon as the light turns green, they start drag racing. After they both narrowly miss an oncoming train, Dom wins the race.
After the race ends, Dom crashes into the end of a semi-truck by accident, sending the car into the air. Dom sustains only minor injuries, but the Charger is totaled. Dom takes over Brian’s Supra, leaving the Charger on the road and ending the car’s story in the first movie.

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Constructing Dom’s Charger

The filmmakers built three different Chargers for the first movie, along with a buck. In film, a buck is a partially built vehicle that is attached to another working vehicle — it allows the actors to focus on saying their lines instead of driving the car. Each of the three Chargers had different purposes. One built for stunts, another for roll-over and the other, referred to as the Hero Charger, was built for close-ups.
To create the Hero Charger audiences see on screen, the filmmakers wanted a 1970 Dodge Charger R/T as the base. However, the filmmakers had difficulty finding a 1970 Dodge Charger R/T and had to modify a 1969 Charger to look it like it was from 1970. They also implemented Cragar 200-S wheels and a fake BDS 8-71 Roots-style supercharger to really make a statement with the car’s look.
In the movie, the car’s specs include Hedman headers, Hotchkis suspension, slide brakes, Wilwood discs, a Flowmaster exhaust, a mounted supercharger and a Holley fuel pump. Dom’s Charger also featured Nitrous Oxide to give the car an extra boost of speed when it needed it. The car’s use of Rear-Wheel Drive and Continental Sport Contact Tires offers the car superior handling and grip while out on the road.

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Common Questions About the Film’s Charger

To provide some reference points for what all these pieces of equipment mean, we’ve created a list of the most commonly asked questions about the original The Fast and The Furious Charger:

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How Much Horsepower Did Dom’s Charger Have?
The movie-version of the muscle car packs a whopping 900 horsepower that gives the vehicle the ability to speed past other cars while on the road. The addition of a N.O.S. 250 HP plate nitrous injection system gives the engine the ability to reach up to 1,100 horsepower whenever the N.O.S. is activated.

What Engine Was in Dom’s Charger?
The car featured two engines — one that audiences saw and another that actually powered the car.
The Show Engine In the shots of the Charger in Dom’s garage, audiences see a Hemi racing engine mounted in the front of the vehicle. This supercharged engine was a beast, rumored to have 900 horsepower and a 250 shot nitrous. Its power added to the plausibility of how fast the Charger could really go.
Since the engine was so powerful, the filmmakers didn’t actually use it for filming. A 1970 Dodge Charger outfitted with that kind of engine would be difficult to control on the road, which could be a problem for filming highly coordinated driving shots. After getting the shots of the engine mounted in the car, the filmmakers shipped the engine back to the supplier. As such, the engine in the hero Charger isn’t actually a Hemi.
The Real Engine Since a 900 horsepower engine wouldn’t be practical for filming purposes and could be incredibly difficult to control, the hero Charger actually ran on a big block performance built 440 Magnum engine, which is still in the car today. The roll-over Charger ran on a 318 engine.

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What Year Is Dom’s Charger in The Fast and The Furious?
The Dodge Charger R/T that Dom uses is largely considered to be from 1970. However, 1970 Chargers are difficult to find in good condition due to Hollywood’s love of using them for dangerous stunts. To get around this difficulty, the filmmakers had to modify earlier Dodge Charger models to make them look like they were from 1970.
For example, the hero car used for close-ups in «The Fast and the Furious» was actually a Dodge Charger from 1969 that was customized to look like it was from 1970. The filmmakers did a good job with the conversion, as the car took on the appearance of a newer model perfectly.

What Is Dom’s Charger Worth?
Determining the value of Dom’s Charger is difficult to say, especially since there have been so many versions of it. It’s likely that the original Hero Charger from the first movie is the most valuable, as its the most iconic and desirable for collectors. To give you an idea of how much the car might sell for, consider that the original 1968 Ford Mustang used in the classic film, «Bullitt,» recently sold for $3.74 million.
Since the 1970 Hero Charger used in «The Fast and Furious» kicked off the mega-popular franchise, its value is likely very high. It also helps that the hero version of the 1970 Dodge Charger RT has been well taken care of since filming wrapped and is still in the same condition as it was on screen.
While the hero car isn’t for sale, if it were, collectors would likely expect to pay top dollar for it.

What Is the Blower Motor on Dom’s Charger From The Fast and The Furious?
The blower motor is one of the most memorable parts of Dom’s Charger. Typically a blower motor helps to circulate air into and outside of your car. The blower motor helps to pull in air from the outside and push it through the vents of your heating or A/C systems.
However, a supercharged blower, like the one on Dom’s car, can help you pack more fuel and air into a car’s cylinders, giving the car a boost in horsepower, starting speed and bottom-end performance.
The movie has the supercharged blower motor mounted inside the front carriage of Dom’s Charger, coming through the hood, so the blower’s prominently displayed for all to see. Like you might expect, the blower on the Charger is purely aesthetic in the movie and didn’t actually offer any extra abilities to the car.

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Where Is the Charger From The Fast and The Furious?
The Volo Auto Museum is proud to display the screen-used hero Dodge Charger that Vin Diesel drove in «The Fast and the Furious.» The other Chargers from the film include a stunt car that has been restored and is owned by a private collector in Italy, the rolled over stunt car is in a museum in Indiana, and the buck is owned by a private collector.

Who Owns the Charger From The Fast and The Furious? The Charger from «The Fast and the Furious» displayed at the museum is also owned by them. As for the other chargers, they are kept in private collections or other museums. If you’re a fan of Dom and his Charger, come check out our 1970 Dodge Charger — «The Fast and the Furious» exhibit.
At the Volo Auto Museum, they have something for every age. They also have a collection of other famous movie cars throughout our TV & Movie exhibit.
Start planning your trip today!

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Illustrating Dom’s Dodge Charger was not that easy. I wanted to illustrate the Charger from the first movie, and that’s were the troubles started. Finding photos and reliable information about the original was Challenging. There are so many clones that have been made throughout the years. Tons of versions with different blowers, wheels of all size, mirrors of all type, but I think I nailed it!

‘Dom’s Charger’

Dodge, founded as the Dodge Brothers Company machine shop by brothers Horace Elgin Dodge and John Francis Dodge in the early 1900s, Dodge was originally a supplier of parts and assemblies for Detroit based automakers and began building complete automobiles under the «Dodge Brothers» brand in 1914. It was when Chrysler bought the company however that they then started putting muscle cars on the map. The Charger has been synonymous with pure muscle car magic, the Detroit muscle car scene was huge in the late ’60’s and ’70’s.

This 1970 Charger R/T is one of the major cars driven in the Fast and Furious movie franchise by ‘Dominic Toretto’, making its first appearance in the 2001 film ‘The Fast and Furious’. Rated around 900 horsepower, it ran a 9-second flat quarter-mile time at Palmdale Speedway. Dom states there was so much torque that the chassis twisted coming off the line and his father barely kept it on the track.

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Vehicle Stats

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Vehicle — 1970 Dodge Charger

Power Unit — 426 Hemi V8

Horsepower — 425 bhp

0 — 60mph — 4.9 Seconds

Top Speed — 70 mph

Transmission — LHD Automatic

Made Famous By — The car featured in the Fast and Furious film franchise.


Our son did the junior 3 car drive experience. He had a fantastic time and also enjoyed driving Bumblebee and the Gran Turino. Will definately go again.

Great driving experience at Blyton with Paul as my instructor, a knowledgable and enthusiastic guide who despite the damp track allowed me to enjoy the car. The car is everything you would expect from a proper old-school American muscle car, take it easy in the corners and plant the gas down the straights. Sounds and feels marvellous.

Had an amazing experience driving this car! Steve the driver was awesome!

Took the 70 Dodge Charger out for a couple of laps on the Top Gear track, its an absolute muscle car legend. Probably my number 1 car from my childhood so it was a real privilege to get behind the wheel of it. First of all you are in for a big culture shock, the car splutters along and you feel like your in the engine bay, it rattles and every bit of metal in the car feels hot it’s the purest form of raw driving there is. The steering feels really loose and you struggle at times to find where the centre of the wheel is, and it’s quite difficult to navigate the cone slalom. The brakes feel really low so as your approaching a corner you feel like you won’t make it at first. The only downside is the car will only go 70mph, I am not sure if it’s limited but when I tried to open her up on the back straight I was expecting it to be like a rocket, but as I put he foot down the instructor was telling me to lift off so it won’t back fire and all of a sudden you’re getting over taken by everything. Regardless of the lack of speed, it was really a fantastic experience and a real treat to be able to experience it.

Absolutely brilliant day. Childhood dream fulfilled, particular thanks to Chris my instructor brilliant guy and made my day even better!

I drove Doms Charger on Friday 28/06/2019 on Three Sisters Race Circuit in Wigan. I could say that I know the sports cars,but driving the Charger was something different.This was a powerful American Muscle Car,which I loved driving. The main reason for that was my instructor Phil Jordan. He is a very friendly,chatty,and knowing very well sports cars gentleman .He explained me everything specific about the car and guided me excellent around the track. Thank you Phil for making my drive such a pleasure. Thank you guys to all of you from Carchaseheroes for my Great Day.


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