No self-respecting overlander sleeps on the ground, so up top there’s a two-person Yakima roof tent and enough Rigid lights to obscure the stars. Inside, there’s an ARB refrigerator, a cooking kit, a stove and slide-out shelves, as well as a table and chairs to tie your outdoor dining space together. And yeah, this concept actually exists — Ford brought it to the Bronco Super Celebration East in Tennessee last week.
Of the many cars to appear in the “Fast and Furious” franchise, Han’s Mazda RX-7 from “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift” stands out thanks to its Veilside wide-body kit. Craig Lieberman, a technical advisor for the early movies in the franchise, has the full story on this rotary-powered sports car.
Unlike most movie cars, many of the cars in the “Fast and Furious” movies were full-on show cars drafted into on-screen duty. That was the case with the RX-7, which started out as a show car built by Veilside to show off its Fortune wide-body kit. The car appeared at a Tokyo Auto Salon, and was then purchased from Veilside for use in “Tokyo Drift,” according to Lieberman.
The RX-7 was originally red, but was repainted House of Color Sunset Pearl orange for filming. It kept the body kit, as well as modifications made by Veilside to
Before the Great Recession threw a wrench in its plans, General Motors seemed intent on competing in the affordable sports car segment with its rear-drive Kappa platform beyond the short-lived Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky (as well as international variants of the latter from the likes of Opel and Daewoo). Thanks to the market crash, we’ll never really know what would have been. That said, we do know the company teased the possibility of a small two-door wagon for the Chevrolet brand at the 2004 Detroit auto show. Christened the Nomad, the rear-drive concept drew some inspiration from the Corvette-based concept car that donned the same name a half of a century earlier (and less from the Camaro-based 1999 Nomad concept).
Power for the reborn Nomad concept came courtesy of a 250-hp turbocharged 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine, which routed its grunt to the drive wheels by