Tuner autos defined the “Quick and Furious” franchise early on, but muscle autos have been featured all through the series as nicely. Two of the most notable examples are the 1969 Yenko Chevrolet Camaro and 1970 Dodge Challenger from “two Quick two Furious,” which get the spotlight in this video from Craig Lieberman, who served as a technical advisor for the film.

As a refresher, in the film the Camaro and Challenger have been won by primary characters Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) and Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson), so they could ditch their tracker-outfitted Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII and Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder, respectively. Neither muscle auto survives the story, but the Camaro at least goes out in a blaze of glory by jumping onto a boat.

Unique Yenko Camaros and Hemi Challengers are unusual and useful, so it truly is critical to note that the manufacturing group did not use pristine examples. Producers acquired 9 Camaros and 6 Challengers, but they have been previously in poor form. Some have been bare shells, Lieberman mentioned.

The Challenger acquired a lot significantly less display time than the Camaro. At one particular level Pearce will get rid of a poor man employing an ejector seat, but that was largely accomplished employing CGI, Lieberman mentioned.

The Camaro, on the other hand, was utilised for the boat leap that served as the film’s climax. A auto was stripped down to a bare shell and filled with expanding foam. It was pulled off a ramp employing a tow cable to get the leap shot, landing on water rather than a boat. That component was filmed individually and was mixed with the 1st shot to get the complete leap.

One particular of the stunt Camaros was stored by the firm 12 months One particular, which offered reproduction elements for the movie, and was later on totally restored. Some of the other Camaros and Challengers are nonetheless all around as nicely, Lieberman mentioned, despite the fact that he isn’t going to have exact information.