As a teen in 2001, I thought Paul Walker’s 1993 Toyota Supra in The Fast and the Furious was the coolest car in the entire world. The Japanese sports car may be a bit gaudy for my (slightly) matured taste now, but the vehicle’s recent auction shows that nostalgia has real value.
The orange Mark IV is far from stock, as The Shark Shop in El Segundo, California fitted it with a full roll cage, a Bomex body kit, an APR wing, Dazz alloy wheels with Yokohama tires, and a tuner-friendly interior. Of course, we can’t forget the two bottles of nitrous oxide in the back, which seemed to magically manipulate the space-time continuum when activated in the movie.
In 1993, the Supra’s naturally-aspirated inline-six (no, they didn’t use the turbo model) channeled 220 horsepower through a five-speed manual transmission.
In case you were living under a rock for the last couple months, the most recent entrant in The Fast & Furious franchise did pretty well.
As of May 19th, Furious 7 has pulled in over $1.4 billion dollars worldwide, making it the highest-grossing film of 2015 and the fourth-highest grossing film of all time. I suppose that’s what happens when you throw a Lykan HyperSport through not one, not two, but three skyscrapers in Abu Dhabi. This is a film that knows exactly what it is.
Despite Paul Walker’s passing, a sequel to Furious 7 is a foregone conclusion, and Dwayne Johnson recently confirmed he will return. As a side note, if the film isn’t titled F8 with ridiculous ‘fate’ taglines, I will be very disappointed.