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This author has a confession to make. Out of all the testosterone-laden, Ad-riddled, motorized-wet-dream action of the Fast and Furious franchise, I’ve only seen the fourth one—and it’s rather beside the point to say that it wasn’t very good.
Not even the first movie of the franchise, which at this point has become basically an icon of the car enthusiast movement—the part of the group that thinks it’s cool to add wings to small Japanese hatchbacks and enough stickers to make the inventor of the Bedazzler feel underappreciated. Case in point: this fine selection of vehicles, fresh from the Universal Studios impound lot, that have recently surfaced on Autotrader. They represent the entire range of The Fast and the Furious franchise: The Fast and the Furious, 2Fast 2Furious, Tokyo Drift, Fast and Furious, and the upcoming Fast 5, which is just as fast but has toned down the furiousness. Still plenty of Vin Diesel, though.
The cars include an Acura Integra GS-R, a Nissan 240SX drift car, Tyrese’s Mitsubishi Eclipse from 2Fast 2Furious, the beat-up Monte Carlo from Tokyo Drift, and even a stunt replica of the F-Bomb Camaro from Fast and Furious, which Vin Diesel wheelies into a bad guy’s chest. If the rest of the series packs such hilariously over-the-top badguy-killing destruction involving Mr. Diesel, I may finally get around to checking out the earlier, awesome, meme-tastic films. Danger to the manifold!
GALLERY: Fast & Furious Movie Cars
Actor and rapper Ludacris let it slip that he’s appearing in the fifth installment of The Fast and the Furious franchise, with the rapper tweeting about his new role via his official Twitter account.
“Just landed in Puerto Rico,” said Ludacris. “Shooting for Fast & Furious 5 is about to be underway…”
Vin Diesel, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Puerto Rican musician Tego Calderon and Paul Walker are also part of the all-star ensemble cast. Ludacris previously appeared in 2003′s 2Fast 2Furious.