As the sixth Fast and Furious movie rolls out its teasers and trailers, you’ll probably notice that the movie is packed with high chase frills and thrills as basically every actor who has been involved with the franchise is back in action. However, the highlights of these previews were able to spotlight the true stars of the movie, the one factor that had guys racing to the theaters since 2001 (that’s right, it’s been a decade of fast cars and furious plotlines)—the vehicles.
The Fast and Furious movies may show off the hottest cars of today being tested in impossible situations but is there one vehicle that truly represents the franchise? As it’s been noted, the original Batmobile from the classic 1960’s tv show (OK, it’s not from a movie but still) was auctioned off for over $4 million dollars—it really became an iconic gem from television.
Other movies overflowing with vehicles similar to Fast and Furious like Gone In 60 Seconds were still able to feature that one, specific car—Nicolas Cage’s character saves the 1967 Shelby Mustang (codename Eleanor) for last, marking it as the ultimate prize and his grand theft auto spree.
Even though there’s nothing wrong with not having that one car represent the franchise as a whole, it’s almost peculiar that a movie like the Fast and Furious doesn’t have one… yet.