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GTR-bodied buggy from Fast & Furious -- Click above to watch video

Among the numerous cobbled-together blue GT-Rs used in Fast & Furious for Paul Walker's character, the strangest one in real life could be this one: a tube-framed buggy with a VW engine. So instead of an RB engine up front, it's got an empty engine bay and a People's Wagon lump in the back, under the trunklid. It was used for jumping and driving down a flight of steps, and it sounds like it's headed to Baja. Not quite life, not quite art, follow the jump to see video.

[Source: GTR USA Blog via Just Driven]




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      • 5 Years Ago
      I thought this car was stolen a while ago.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Maybe they were disappointed and gave it back?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Stick a different flat 4 back there... Like one out of an STi, then it would be a really cool car!

      Oh and add an interior while you're at it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      At least the didn't drive a rare JDM R34 down a flight of stairs.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Makes sense. Since they need a mid-engine or rear-engine car to make sure the engine doesn't get damage during the stunt.

      Most of the cars in the last movie were probably GT-T's with body-kits on them.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Probably more about getting the weight balance right for going down stairs and off jumps.

        A front heavy car does that differently. It isn't as if they just put a cheap 4-cylinder under the engine bay, they actually hacked an engine into the back of the car.

        more about changing the balance of the car, than just a cheap engine that can be done-in.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It was,i wonder if those are genuine r34 parts, or even if it was a kit.. looks pretty good though,except the back end, looks to short, and very high off the ground
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is pretty old news. although the video of it is new, the VW-Skyline has been known about for a while.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Cool.

      Of course, I hope that car isn't driven on the street, seeing as it's not DOT (FMVSS108) compliant -- the body kit doesn't have the required corner reflectors. Tsk, tsk.
      El_Jebus
      • 5 Years Ago
      "Among the numerous cobbled-together blue GT-Rs used in Fast & Furious"
      • 5 Years Ago
      I shot this video. I should have stood further back from the car when it was starting up. The crappy microphone on the iFlip muffled the sound to come across more muscle car than buggy. The sound is more accurate when the car starts driving away from the camera.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah, and next time don't wave the camera around! :-)
        • 5 Years Ago
        No it was just a piece of tape.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Smoke and mirrors, folks... Hollywood is all smoke and mirrors.


      ...And vw bugs disguised as GTRs.
      • 5 Years Ago
      that is just plain awesome!
      • 5 Years Ago
      This will decimate all. After you put about 15 grand in it, or more and if we have to, overnight parts from Japan.

      sorry i had to do it
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