Every Street Race in the Fast & Furious Movies (and Who Won)

the The Fast and the Furious The franchise has, not surprisingly, quite a few street racing franchises. While the bombastic series now includes space travel and parachuting supercars, it started with relatively humble roots. the original The Fast and the Furious It centers around illegal street racing in Los Angeles. Despite the expansion of the franchise into a global action movie filled with spies and government intrigue, each movie usually takes a moment to get back to what they do best: street racing.

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While some argue that the Fast Saga is better off without street racing, the director of the first film in the saga – Rob Cohen – was inspired to develop a movie based on illegal street racing after reading an article about street racing in New York. Cohen even went to see an illegal street race in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, this sprawling franchise has been watered down over time, and newer installments have moved away from the original premise.

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Fast and furious drag racing

The first drag race is fast and furious

Arguably the most famous and recognizable street racer in the entire franchise. in a The Fast and the Furious, Audiences are introduced to undercover cop Brian O’Connor (Paul Walker) as he attempts to infiltrate Los Angeles’ street racing gangs. His first race and the first to be shown in the film is a drag race in downtown Los Angeles, where O’Connor tries to assume the identity of the street racer who earns his stripes. The four-car race also includes famous street racer and crew leader Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel). While O’Connor does his best, his nerve and impatience see him use NOS too early and too often, blowing his engine. Dom wins the race, but O’Connor wins Dom’s respect and makes a path to his crew.

Letty and Jessie are at Race Wars

Letty Race Wars in Fast and the Furious

Although not technically “street racing”, Race Wars is synonymous with underground street racing culture. The Fast and the Furious franchise. An event in the desert sees different people race each other to get their pink slips (their car keys). There are two races in the first movie. Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez) easily outsmarts a cocky racer in his car as audiences are first introduced to Race Wars. Notably, the second race involves Jesse (Chad Lindberg) – who should definitely return – betting his father’s MK3 Volkswagen Jetta against Johnny Tran’s (Rick Yune) Honda S2000. He loses but flees the scene rather than hand over the keys, which leads to his death at the hands of Tran later in the film.

Fifth House Brian

Dhoom V Brian Fast and the Furious

Jesse’s death infuriates Dom, who considers him family. After a tense chase through Los Angeles, in which both Dom and O’Connor pursue and kill Tran, Dom and O’Connor find themselves at a crossroads. O’Connor is revealed to be an undercover cop bent on taking over Dom. But instead of dragging Dom – taking out the most important character in the Fast movie saga – the two choose to race in a quarter-mile drag race. Father Dom’s 1970 Dodge Charger Toyota Supra blows O’Connor’s out of the water, rises on its rear wheels and heads toward the finish line on the other side of the train track. While they both miss the front of an oncoming train by inches, Dom is caught off guard by a truck and collects Dodge. Beaten but alive, O’Connor chooses to let Dom leave.

Bridge race

Fast and furious bridge racing

While running after letting Dom escape, O’Connor snaps 2 fast 2 furiousThey still compete in illegal street racing. Drag Race introduces many of the main characters in 2 fast 2 furious, including Tej Parker (Ludacris), who has become a staple of the franchise. O’Connor pits his Nissan Skyline against three other competitors, including Suki (Devon Aoki), who runs an all-female racing crew and becomes good friends with O’Connor. The path includes a huge bridge jump which only O’Connor and Suki manage to cross successfully. O’Connor wins, cementing him as a skilled street racer.

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Muscle car racing

Muscle racing in fast and furious

O’Connor enlists his childhood friend Roman Pearce (Terese Gibson) to help him out after O’Connor is roped in to once again work undercover for the government. To avoid the FBI tracking them down later in the film, both O’Connor and Pearce – who would return in fast 10 – Two muscle car drivers race for a pink slide. The Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger both initially prove to be too strong compared to O’Connor’s Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and Pearce’s Eclipse Spyder, but a late tag team game chicken game puts both O’Connor and Pearce ahead. They drive away with the keys to a pair of powerful cars.

Sean V Clay

Boswell V Clay in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

High school student Sean Boswell (Lucas Black) leads the third film in the franchise: The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. A movie that would have been totally different with Dom Toretto instead. A young driver is sent to Japan after damaging his and a teammate’s car in an illegal street race. After butting a girl in the school parking lot, Boswell and Clay resolve their differences with a street race, with Clay’s girlfriend positioning herself as the “prize”. While he initially belittled Boswell’s 1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Clay had to eat his words after his Dodge Viper proved no match for Boswell’s skill behind the wheel. Boswell technically wins, but both cars are written off in the process.

Shun in Takashi

Shun VDK in Fast and the Furious Tokyo Drift

After learning about Tokyo’s underground street racing culture, Boswell decided to get behind the wheel again. Convinced he can beat the “King of Drift” in town, Boswell borrows his girlfriend’s Nissan Sylvia. That friend turns out to be none other than Han Lu (Song Kang), a Fast Saga stalwart, who crashes a car in real life during filming. Boswell’s skill behind the wheel is no match for the street racing style typical of Tokyo’s urban and densely built environment, where drifting is vital. Boswell takes off immediately after failing to go around a corner and crashing into a concrete pole, allowing Takashi (Brian Tee) to retain his title of “King of Drift” in Tokyo.

Shun in Morimoto

Sean VM in Fast and the Furious Tokyo Drift

No one to take a beating, Boswell continues to practice drifting under Han Lu’s tutelage. The crew he joins in Tokyo can return after hints F9. Boswell continues to practice at another Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution while working for Lue to pay off a debt he owes for destroying his loaner car. In the end, Boswell gets his chance to prove himself again, pitting the Evo against Morimoto’s (Leonardo Nam) Nissan Turbo. Morimoto is Takashi’s right-hand man, and his loss to Boswell intensifies the rivalry between Leo, Boswell, and Takashi. Boswell easily overpowers Moriomoto and wins the race, prompting a somewhat embarrassing fit of anger by Morimoto.

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Shun’s at Takashi again

Sean V DK Fast to Fury 2

After a twisted narrative that follows Boswell’s relationship with Lue and his rivalry with the Takashi Yakuza family, Boswell ends up running into Takashi again. This time the loser must leave Tokyo forever. Takashi, still the King of Tokyo, chooses to host the race on a winding mountain road that only Takashi has been able to descend in one piece. Takashi takes the lead at the start but using everything he’s learned Boswell manages to keep up and eventually takes the lead. Frustrated, Takashi begins to ram Boswell. The ensuing back and forth sees Takashi finally driving himself out of the concession and off the mountain, leaving Boswell free to win the race and retain his place in Tokyo.


Dom V. Bryan in Fast and the Furious 4

The fourth film in the franchise contains what is arguably the franchise’s last proper run. The Fast and the Furious Brings Toretto, O’Connor, Letty Ortiz and even Mia Toretto (Jordana Brewster) on a high-stakes adventure to uncover Letty’s killer and take down a Mexican drug lord. To do so, O’Connor and Toretto join a street racing test to score a spot on a heroin smuggling crew. Again, it’s a visceral return to what the franchise does best, which is illegal street racing. The race boils down to a one-on-one between O’Connor and Toretto and ends when Toretto O’Connor crashes out of the way.

Million Dollar Race

The Million Dollar Race fast and hard

From now on, the street racing gets a little lackluster, with the franchise opting for its big-budget set pieces instead of underground drag racing. in a quick fiveHowever, the only actual race comes courtesy of four Dodge Charger police cars, acquired by the crew to help them steal $100 million during a robbery from a police vault. To test out the vehicles and give the fans what they want, the team – O’Connor, Toretto, Lue and Pearce – bet $1 million on a race between the four of them. After a daring street race, O’Connor walked away with the winner, even though Pearce suggested that Toretto let him win.

Dom V Leite

Letty in Fast and the Furious 6

An illegal drag race hits the streets of London fast and furious 6. The crew splits up after the successful robbery fast five, And all seems well until Letty Ortiz is revealed to be alive and back. Suffering from amnesia, she falls under the wing of former Special Operations soldier Owen Shaw (Luke Evans). Toretto meets Ortiz in a one-on-one drag race to win her heart and mind back. Going in and out of London’s cramped traffic, the race feels like an imminent call. However, Toretto eventually outsmarts Ortiz with the classic use of a well-timed NOS. Not only did he win the race, but he planted a seed of doubt in Ortiz’s mind after he returned one of her necklaces.

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Race wars again

Letty in Race Wars 2

The only real race in angry 7 It takes place in another Race Wars event, where the movie opted for bigger stunts and cargo plane jumps instead. While trying to help Ortiz regain her memories, Toretto takes her back to another Race Wars event in the desert. It’s a blast from the past for Ortiz and the audience, who get to see Hector (Noel Gugliemi) make a cameo, after he was last seen in the first movie. Ortiz is back behind the wheel of a 1970 Plymouth AAR Cuda for another driver’s race in a 2008 Audi R8. She wins easily and is greeted by heroes when she returns to the pits, the smile on her face indicating her old memories are starting to come back.

Dom V Raldo

Dom V Raldo Fast and the Furious

The fate of the angry Most of the cast – with the exception of Jordana Brewster – was brought back and it may have included one of the most ridiculous street races in the franchise. Toreto and Ortiz’s honeymoon in Cuba is cut short after Toreto is called upon to help his cousin, who owes money to a loan shark. To convince Raldo (Celestino Cornielle) to dump his cousin, Toretto puts his Chevrolet Impala on the line in a race between Toretto’s Fleetline and Raldo’s 1956 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria. Despite Raldo’s attempts to cheat, and make idiots try to ditch Toretto on two motorcycles, Toretto wins… backwards while on fire.

Dom V Jacob

Dom v jacob fast and furious

F9 It starts with the first flashback in The Fast and the Furious franchise, revealing more of Toretto’s backstory. The audience learns more about the death of Toreto’s father and how Toretto blames his brother Jacob (played in a flashback by Finn Cole but later by John Cena) for it. After Toretto gets out of jail for beating a racer nearly to death, who also played a part in his father’s death, he challenges Jacob to a race. The loser must leave the city forever. The result was a suitable plot device to explain Toretto’s brother’s absence throughout the franchise, as Toretto wins and Jakob leaves town. Jacob V.’s redemption F9 It pushes the story forward, though it ends a little too quickly.

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