Quarter Mile at a Time – Fast & Furious 6

I live my life a quarter-mile at a time. Nothing else matters; not the mortgage; not the store; not my team and their bullshit. For those 10 seconds or less, I’m free.” – Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto

I guess Fast Six made too much sense, Fast & Furious 6 it is. The naming convention of these films makes absolutely no sense.

FAVORITE CARS


NATHAN

1. Jensen Interceptor

https://fastandfurious.fandom.com/wiki/Jensen_Interceptor?file=INTERCEPTOR2.jpg

Dominic Toretto and Luke Hobbs‘s pursuit of Owen Shaw‘s Flip Car, Letty Ortiz uses the Interceptor to create a distraction. She rams Toretto’s car, drawing his attention away from Shaw. When the two are forced to confront each other outside of their vehicles, Letty shoots Dominic and regroups with Shaw’s team”.

This car is a classic , and like Dom said to Letty “V8. You never could resist American muscle.”

Model

  • Interceptor

Engine

Body and Specialty Mods

  • Removed Chrome parts, Custom grille [body]
  • Black Stripes (Orange pin stripe) [specialty]

Tires

  • 265/50R17 rear tires

2. 2011 Nissan GT-R R35

https://fastandfurious.fandom.com/wiki/2011_Nissan_GT-R_R35?file=2011_Nissan_GT-R_R35-01.jpg

“Several months after the events in Rio de JaneiroDominic Toretto and Brian are racing once more. Brian in his silver GT-R and Dom in his Challenger. Brian wins the race, as they pull up outside a small building in the Canary Islands, where Mia Toretto is inside giving birth to their son, Jack.”

If you think I wasn’t going to add a car driven by Brian at some point, you are nuts!

Class

Driver

Production Year

  • 2011

STEVE

1. Flip Car

https://fastandfurious.fandom.com/wiki/Flip_Car?file=4e07c834bc84bbf97e6a83568a517f70.jpg

“The actual Flip Car used a 480 horsepower LS3 motor. It was fabricated by builder Dennis McCarthy, and features a custom tube frame and cow catcher, four-wheel steering, and a V-drive transmission system, derived from a speedboat, while the suspension uses parts from a Chevrolet Suburban.”

It’s a car, that flips other cars.

Make

  • Custom-Built Sports Car

Model

  • Flip Car

2. 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS

https://fastandfurious.fandom.com/wiki/1967_Chevrolet_Camaro_SS?file=Dom_%2526amp%253B_Han_-_Camaro_F%2526amp%253BF6.png

“The orange 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS was purchased by Tej Parker at an auction during the crew search for cars that could aid them in their hunt for Owen Shaw. However, the car is never used, and its current status and whereabouts are unknown. It is possible that the car was sold.”

One of the coolest cars in the film and it’s on screen for less than a minute. Shame.

Class

  • Pony car, Muscle car

Body Style

  • 2-door coupe

FAVORITE CHARACTER

A car is only as good as its driver and this franchise is always introducing new faces, here is our favorite character from the film.

NATHAN

Brian O’Conner

https://fastandfurious.fandom.com/wiki/Brian_O%27Conner?file=Brian_F6-02.png

I have to go back to my boy Brian at some point. It would a disservice to Fast and The Furious if I didn’t.

STEVE

Tej Parker

https://fastandfurious.fandom.com/wiki/Tej_Parker?file=F6_Tej.jpg
Let’s go! Tej forever. The day they take Ludacris out of this franchise is the day I stop watching.

FAVORITE SCENES

NATHAN

This scene is just really funny to me, how can you not like this scene.
What a bittersweet ending to the movie. We see the family get there normal life back, but then see Han being killed by Shaw.

STEVE

via Binge Society – The Greatest Movie Scenes
There is no need for there to be a tank in this movie. Completely unnecessary. I thought these movies were about street racing.
via Movieclips
Here is some math from Screenrant and Vulture, calculating how long the runway in this scene is:
“In order to find the correct answer, a few statistics need to be established first. For starters, the cars drive 115 mph to get onto the plane at the beginning of the sequence. But this type of aircraft (an Antonov, according to Johnson) has a takeoff speed of 172 mpg. Due to the various sections of this sequence, Vulture broke down every second and did the math to find the total length of this runway. They concluded that the runway has to be over 28 miles long.”

For reference, the longest runway in the world belongs to the Qamdo Bamda Airport in China (3.4 miles long).

This has been the fifth installment of “Quarter Mile at a Time”. Stay tuned as every week we take a trip through every movie in the Fast and Furious franchise.
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