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The legendary Mazda RX-7 from the movie “The Fast and the Furious” is a disappointment in real life

The legendary Mazda RX-7 driven by the character Dominic Toretto is probably not really as beautiful as what we see in the movie.
Born 20 years ago, “Fast & Furious” has grown to become one of the biggest movie franchises in the world, and has attracted the attention of millions of car enthusiasts. Over the course of 9 movies, “Fast & Furious” has gone from a humble street racing scene to a world-saving action with a literal space-flight adventure.

Now that we look back at the first “The Fast and the Furious” movie, which was produced on a budget of just $38 million, we can’t help but realize that even some of the most important cars in the movie have built quality. quite poor. The proof is the 1995 Mazda RX-7 below.

While the hero cars with a lot of screen time have been well taken care of and much more detailed (the late Paul Walker’s Toyota Supra is a great example), the other cars are not. assembled in a hasty and sketchy manner. Vin Diesel’s character, Dominic Toretto, drove the RX-7 you see here, and to achieve this look, it received some extra equipment from George Barris, a famous tuning expert. famous in Hollywood.

Unfortunately, it seems that the whole thing was put together in a hurry, as the legendary RX-7 has many clear-hole screws on the body kit, not to mention some unrealistic equipment. consists of watches with fake carbon fiber cases fitted into an already beautiful dash. In addition, the car also has an ugly engine cover and an overly decorated gearshift lever. When looked closely, these custom equipment is really disappointing because some of the original elements of the car’s interior are already beautiful and don’t need to be added.

The exterior of this RX-7 also has a number of changes compared to the original in the movie, including shiny chrome wheels from Alt Wheels, and the nitrous oxide system is moved to the back seat instead of the rear seat. under the front passenger seat. It also features stickers with the names of Vin Diesel and directed by Rob Cohen. The bodywork also has decals showing Barris’ involvement, while the air suspension is another element that didn’t appear during filming.

Overall, this Mazda RX-7 may not be as impressive as when it first appeared in the 2001 movie, but it is still a legendary custom car and has a place of its own on the silver screen as well as in the heart. “Fast & Furious” fans. With about 144,000 km on the map, Dominic Toretto’s RX-7 will be auctioned in early January 2022 and promises to collect $ 75,000 – 125,000.

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