Fast and Furious 9 will hit cinemas next year, May 20 2021, after having its release date pushed back thanks to the COVID pandemic. But while we wait, Sung Kang, who plays character Han Lue, has published a short video from behind the scenes of the film. In this video, we get a slightly closer look at some of the cars used in the film, specifically the Toyota GR Supra driven by Han himself.
The video begins with the camera focussed on a Dodge Charger – standard equipment for Dom Torreto (Vin Diesel). We can’t see much of the car, but we assume that in the film it’s going to have ridiculous amounts of horsepower and several NOS bottles at hand to empty into its eight cylinders. Of course, we know that movie magic and real life are two very different things, but we can dream, can’t we?
Sat next to it is a Jaguar XE SV Project 8, “the most extreme” performance car ever made by Jaguar, according to the marque. This saloon produces close to 600 horsepower from its 5.0-litre supercharged V8, and with there being only 300 ever sold worldwide, this is one hell of a rare car, with each being hand made at Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations Technical Centre in Warwickshire, England. If you’d like us to have a look around, let us know in the comments and we’ll do our best… The Project 8 is so fast, in fact, it still holds the record on the Nurburgring for the fastest production four-door saloon ever.
Next, also in blue albeit a bit darker, is a Ford Mustang with what looks to be a Shelby-esque intake on the hood. This car, according to the trailer, is being driven by Dom’s brother Jakob, played by John Cena. Peaking out behind the Mustang are a few Pontiac Fieros fitted with the rocket booster also seen in the trailer. We only get a moment with these before the camera is pointed towards a silver Honda NSX.
Judging by the previous films, this is likely going to be driven by Mia O’Connor, played by Jordana Brewster, who has always driven a Honda, and more recently an older generation of NSX.
You see a couple more Project 8s, likely to be stunt cars of some sort especially as they’re sporting some damage, and then the camera moves to the last couple of cars housed in this area: a BMW M5 in matte black, and possibly the most important car of the whole video, an orange and black Toyota GT Supra. This, modelled on the Veilside Mazda RX-7 from Tokyo Drift, will be driven by Sung’s character Han. As you can see from the clip, this one looks to be either a stunt car, or a car specifically for interior shots thanks to its lack of windows. The real car looks like it could possibly be under the tarpaulin behind it.
We’re so excited to see what Fast 9 has in store for us, and we hope you’re excited to see the return of that iconic paint job and of course Han himself!