“The Fast and The Furious” is all about street racing, and the first race we get to see in the 2001 cult classic is a four-way shootout between a Mazda RX-7, Mitsubishi Eclipse, Honda Civic, and Acura Integra. As with all movie car scenes, the outcome of the race was determined by the script. But which car would have won in real life?
Craig Lieberman was a technical advisor on “The Fast and The Furious,” supervising the cars. He’s made a series of YouTube videos with behind the scenes details, and this time he discusses that first race.
Figuring out which car was really the fastest isn’t as simple as it might seem. That’s because the real-life cars were a bit different than how they were depicted on screen.
Unusually for a Hollywood production, most of the cars were rented from owners (the Toyota Supra that shows up later in