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Fast & Furious Toyota Supra
The Toyota Supra from the movie series Fast and Furious has recently been auctioned and its price made it the most expensive Toyota Supra sold to date. The car was featured in the first and second entry of the movie franchise and was driven by none other than Paul Walker himself. The auction took place in Las Vegas & the car managed to sell at an impressive 550,000 US dollars.
With the exposure from the series the Toyota Supra became the face of Japanese import cars and it instantly became a dream car for many, an instant cult classic. Fully restored to its original state including the bright orange paintwork, it was no surprise that fans quickly bought this up at the large price tag. The Tokyo drift hit song instantly makes an entire generation of fans think to this cult classic car.
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Naturally Paul Walker being the driver of this car helped shift it much quicker, speaking of shifting, do you remember watching the movies and see Paul Walker shifting through infinite amount of gears constantly? Well you probably worked out that was to make the movie more intense, what you may not have known though is that the car was using a 4 speed automatic engine. The car was a stock inline 6 cylinder, with the stock 3.0 litre engine, it’s still nothing to scoff at but in reality the car doesn’t live up the hype and claims made in the movies. Despite Paul driving many different vehicles throughout the series, the orange Supra is the one most fans associate with his character and it’s no surprise that some of his millions of fans ended up outbidding each other, driving the price to the massive 550,000 USD price tag. That’s one expensive price to pay for a car that isn’t all that impressive. The only thing this automatic orange supra has going for it, is its legacy.
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Being the most expensive Supra in the world carries some weight to it, so let’s investigate the modifications made to the cars appearance. It’s sporting 19inch Motorsport Racing Heart M5 wheels, an APR aluminium rear spoiler and most notably the Bomex body kit & the TDR style hood. A very stylish car indeed! However these mods and additions make nowhere near the 550,000 USD price range, the only way to justify such a cost is to be a massive fast and furious fan or a huge collector of Paul Walker memorabilia.
In cases like these we always have to wonder if the car will just sit in a showroom collecting dust, only living on as bragging rights for the owner or if it will be displayed for fans to see. What we would love is not very likely, but we believe the best use for a car like this is to drive it like in the shows. Sure it might not be as fast or able to do what the show said it could, but it seems almost foolish to buy the supra from the movie famous for its drifting scenes and not drifting the car. It would be risky, and we understand that not everyone would want to risk 550,000 USD of their money, but if you’re buying the legendary drifting car that once was used by Paul then it feels like it has to be done at least once. If not by the owner, which is what we think would be the coolest situation then by a professional drifter. I imagine a drift instructors face would light up if a student came in this car asking to be taught how to drift it safely and effectively.