Dominic Toretto’s Dodge Charger from “The Fast and the Furious”

“The Fast and the Furious” may have been built around tuner cars, but a muscle car stole the show in the 2001 hit movie’s final minutes. The Dodge Charger became one of the most iconic cars in the franchise, with Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto driving some form of Charger in almost every subsequent movie. Craig Lieberman, technical advisor for “The Fast and the Furious” has the full story on that original Charger.

Four or five cars were used in filming, according to Lieberman. Most were 1970 models, but at least one car was a 1969 Charger, he said. As is often the case in movies, different cars are modified for specific stunts or shots.

The massive supercharged engine seen when Toretto first reveals the Charger was borrowed from a Midwest engine builder and only used for one closeup shot, according to Lieberman. The alcohol-injected engine was based on a

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When the Original Bronco was New: Vintage Bronco Photo Gallery

We’ve been waiting for years to see the new Ford Bronco, and now that it’s been unveiled, we know it was worth waiting for —a modern design that’s a great homage to the original. That thought prompted a trip into our photo archives, where we found some classic photos from when the original Ford Bronco was also the new Ford Bronco. Have a look.

Ford Introduces the New Bronco

These shots of the (then) all-new 1966 Ford Bronco were taken in 1965, part of a press preview for our sister publication, MotorTrend, presumably at Ford’s Dearborn proving ground.

The Bronco’s interior was about as spartan as it gets. Note the lack of a radio and the simple sheetmetal work on the transmission hump and seat supports. When the Bronco was introduced, the only transmission choice was a three-speed manual with

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