If you’re feeling nostalgic for the 2000’s and want to remember what it was like to first drive in the new millennium, maybe consider purchasing Paul Walker’s Toyota Supra from the first The Fast & The Furious film. It’s one of the most 2000’s looking things to ever exist… even if the car is from 1994.
Fast & Furious 9 is coming out and you might be upset that the series is hardly about racing anymore. ‘Why can’t the series go back to its realistic racing roots?’ asked a fan who recently forgot about the constant gear shifts and the silly use of Nos from the first film. Well, not being satisfied that a series with nine instalments and one spin-off has changed over time, this OG fan can now buy Brian O’Connor’s iconic 1994 Toyota Supra.
Look, I hate this car. The Lamborghini Diablo ‘Orange Candy’ isn’t the worst colour in the world, but I can’t help but think it looks so much better on a Lambo. But the real thing that doesn’t work for me is the Troy Lee-designed Nuclear Gladiator decals that just make this car seem juvenile. There’s a reason this car was all over the walls of teenage boys, because it looks like it was designed by a teenage boy.
Now for the person with the right amount of dough and a fondness for cars of his adolescence; this car is right up their alley. I am not one of those people. I prefer the macho over-the-top power of Dominic Torreto’s 1970 Dodge Charger. But there is definitely an audience for these JDMs that exploded in popularity during the 2000’s.
Mechanically, this car is actually pretty cool. It was purpose-built for the film by Eddie Paul at The Shark Shop in El Segundo, California. The engine is a factory turbocharged 2JZ-GTE which is capable of producing 2,000 hp, but I guess we already knew the car could go fast, we saw it in the film. And as we’re all well aware, the first film was incredibly accurate and the Supra could go toe-to-toe in a drag race with a Charger and keep up. Just like it would… right?
Nothing on the exterior of this Supra is stock, but I guess that’s obvious. Specifically, you’ve got a Bomex front spoiler and side skirts, a TRD-style hood, 19” Dazz Motorsport Racing “Hart M5 Tuner” rims, and of course, no car would be complete without a rear spoiler, an APR aluminium biplane rear wing.
This piece of 2000’s history is going up for auction in Las Vegas from June 17-19 with no reserve.