Friday, May 17, 2013

The Fast Cars of Fast & Furious 6

Fast & Furious 6 required around 400 cars with everything tuned in Dennis McCarthy's performance shop in Burbank, California. Dennis is the man in charge of building the cars for Fast & Furious 6. A lot of the cars for the Fast & Furious movies were build by Dennis and his team from scratch while others were bought from, ebay, etc.

Cars featured in the movie includes the BMW M5, Dodge Daytona, Jensen Interceptor, Ford Mustang, the Flip Car, Ford Escort, Barracuda, Lucra LC470, Z20, Nissan Skyline, Lamborghini Murcielago, Aston Martin DB9 and a Navistar MXT military vehicle.

For the Flip Car in Fast & Furious 6, director Justin Lin tasked the film's vehicle designer with developing a car capable of driving head first into moving vehicles and flipping them into the air. McCarthy and his team designed a fully functional, low to the ground, formula one style car with a ramp on its front that allowed it to catapult other cars into the air while keeping the Flip Car driver safe.

For more behind the scenes action, check out R3LOAD Network's B-Roll: Fast & Furious 6 (more than 20 mins long!) starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Sung Kang, Chris Bridges, Luke Evans, Gina Carano and John Ortiz. Fast & Furious 6 is directed by Justin Lin with cinematography by Stephen F. Windon. It is produced by Original Film and One Race Films and distributed by Universal Pictures.

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