- Jun 2, 2013
Fast and Furious stars shocked by Singapore car prices and you will be too
That nugget of knowledge comes courtesy of Fast and Furious 6 star Vin Diesel, who came to the realization after learning that a Toyota Prius rings the registers at an astounding $154,000 in US funds. Other notable vehicles that shock and awe the cast of FF6 include the Subaru BRZ at $130,000 and the BMW 6 Series Coupe (engine not specified) that empties the Singaporean wallet to the tune of $330,000. "That's gnarly!" announces Michelle Rodriguez, who reprises her role as Letty in the flick. Luke Evans, who plays the villain Owen Shaw, is similarly surprised to find out that a Honda Accord costs $130,000 in Singapore.
Why the ludicrous pricing? According to the video below, much of the high cost of cars in Singapore is due to taxes designed to discourage the purchase of automobiles on account of traffic concerns. The solution, according to the government of the small island nation, is to make cars so expensive through the use of what's known as a COE, or Certificate of Entitlement, that nobody (except the very rich, of course) wants to buy one. Problem solved. Scroll down below to watch the video.