There’s no word on whether or not the mid-engine C8 Corvette will make a cameo in the ninth installment of the over-the-top and hyper macho money making movie franchise that is The Fast and The Furious series. But based on various amateur footage coming from one of the movie’s filming locations in the Caucasus country of Georgia, there will be a mid-engined first-generation Dodge Charger. Strange, yes, but this is Fast and The Furious we’re talking about here, where completely unrealistic things are the main draw.
Since its debut in 2001, it has emerged has the highest grossing franchise for Universal Pictures, and currently ranks as the ninth-highest-grossing film series of all time with a combined gross of over $5 billion. It’s not nearly the boy-racer movie series that it was in its early years, pivoting instead to focus on choreographed fight sequences and crazy heist attempts.
According to Motorious, expect this herculean Dodge Charger to be driven by Vin Diesel’s character Dominic Toretto. It reminds us of the amazing Hemi Under Glass Plymouth Barracuda promotional vehicle from Hurst, which, you guessed it, had a monster of a blown V8 engine behind the driver’s seat. The kids love it.
Other insane Dodge Charger builds featured throughout the Fast and The Furious franchise include the original wheel-standing blown Charger from the original The Fast and The Furious (which crashed in the dramatic final race of the movie between Toretto and the late Paul Walker’s character Brian O’Conner driving a Mk IV Toyota Supra), an off-road style Charger from Furious 7, and a turbine-powered model in The Fate of the Furious. Also expected is a unique 2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat Widebody, as teased on Instagram by Vin Diesel himself.
This mid-engine Dodge Charger is said to be built by the mad scientists at SpeedKore, which also built a Dodge Challenger Demon with carbon fiber body panels. The company also built 1970 Plymouth Barracuda that was involved in a crash with Kevin Hart.
Fast and Furious 9 is expected to be released in May 2020.