26 May 2021: Paul Walker's Toyota Supra from 'F&F' is up for auction
The Barrett-Jackson auction house in Las Vegas, US has put up a special Toyota Supra on auction. The car was featured in the first Fast & Furious movie and will be on sale from June 17-19. The orange-colored vehicle was driven by the late Paul Walker's character Brian O'Conner. Under the hood, it packs a 3.0-liter, turbocharged, 6-cylinder engine. Here are more details.
Fact: The car was built by designer Eddie Paul
Custom car designer Eddie Paul had built this Supra at The Shark Shop in El Segundo, California. In 2 Fast 2 Furious, this model was overhauled into Slap Jack's Supra. However, after the shoot was completed, its appearance was restored to the first film's model.
Exteriors: It sports an APR aluminium bi-plane rear wing
The Toyota Supra has an eye-catching design, featuring a sloping roofline, a TRD-style hood, a front spoiler from Bomex, wide headlights, and Candy Orange pearl-finish paintwork. It is flanked by ORVMs, side skirts, 'Nuclear Gladiator' motifs, and 19-inch Dazz Motorsport Racing Hart M5 Tuner wheels. Sleek taillights and an APR aluminium bi-plane rear wing are available on the rear end of the vehicle.
Fact: The vehicle has a 2-seater cabin with blue accents
The Toyota Supra has a 2-seater cabin with a black dashboard, blue accents on the seats and doors, and a 3-spoke steering wheel. There is a center console that divides the driver and passenger areas and it packs a screen for displaying pertinent information.
Tech specs: Multiple cars were used for performing stunts
This Toyota Supra, available for auction, has a different engine from the one mentioned in the movie. This version packs a 3.0-liter, turbocharged, in-line, 6-cylinder engine linked to a 4-speed AMT gearbox for handling transmission duties. Another Supra used as a stunt car in the film was auctioned in 2015. It had a naturally-aspirated, in-line, 6-cylinder mill paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Details: The buyer will receive extensive documentation regarding the car
The Supra put on auction has no reserve price and one can place their best bets to bring it home. It will be handed over to the buyer with a certificate of authenticity and extensive documentation. On a related note, the latest entry in the F&F franchise, the F9, has released in some Asian countries. It is expected to hit Indian theatres in June.
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