Fast & Furious Live: The iconic cars from the hit franchise
Fast and Furious Live will make a pit stop in Belfast next year as part of its 2018 global tour.
The world premiere will take place in London in January before kicking off the tour which will land at Belfast's SSE Arena from Friday 4 - Sunday 6 May 2018.
The huge event will recreate the most nail biting moment from the hit Fast & Furious franchise as well as showcase the cars featured in the movies.
Creative director and executive producer, Rowland French, said: “It’s been years in the making, and we are beyond excited to finally show fellow fans what we have been creating in order to bring Fast & Furious Live to the global stage.
"With this mix of extraordinary stunts, special effects, cutting-edge 3D-projection mapping – as well as drivers pushing their own limits — every performance will create an unforgettable experience for the live audience."
The two-hour show will feature some of the world's best stunt drivers, including Chris Burns and Jonathon Irwin who both hail from Northern Ireland.
Thousands of the world’s best stunt performers and drivers applied for the chance to join the production.
The group were whittled down to a select few and started a four month training camp in preparation for the world tour.
They will be joined by some of the world’s leading parkour athletes.
Tickets for Fast and Furious Live at the SSE Arena, Belfast are on sale from Friday, September 29 at 9am.
Iconic cars of Fast & Furious
1970 Dodge Charger R/T
The 1970 Dodge Charger R/T was introduced to us back in 2001 in The Fast and the Furious. Dom tells Brian that he’s never driven the car that was built by his late father, but he takes the wheel in the film’s final moments as he and Brian, driving his Twin Turbo Supra, chase down Johnny Tran and Lance.
Honda Civic EJ
Before joining the right side of the law, in The Fast and The Furious, Dom’s team took to hijacking trucks with a trio of tricked-out Honda Civics.
Brian, at this point undercover but blinded by his friendship, believes it could be any crew but Dominic’s, chasing dead end after dead end. He finally realises the answer is staring him in the face, but still can’t bring himself to arrest Dom. Fast forward to the closing action sequence of the film and, despite reservations, the team attempt to take on one last truck, this time with tragic consequences. The truck driver fights back, Vince is gravely injured, and Brian’s real identity is revealed.
First seen in Moscow, Hobbs uses this military behemoth to chase down Owen Shaw as he escapes through London destroying everything in his path in his custom Flip Car.
Off-road Dodge Challenger
Letty drives this bright green Dodge Challenger SRT in the daring airplane drop sequence over the Caucasus Mountains in Furious 7.
Buick Grand National GNX
A 3.8 Litre turbo V6 engine. Only 547 of these cars were ever made.
Although initially intended as just a distraction to the unassuming tanker driver, in Fast & Furious, Dom uses the Grand National to save Letty’s life before sliding under a flaming tanker in a daring escape.
Dodge Charger SRT-8
After the team ‘borrow’ four police Chargers to help with their raid on the corrupt police station in Fast 5, two of them underwent extensive modifications.
Steel exoskeletons and chassis reinforcements were added, plus nitrous and a tin of black matte black paint, transforming these cars into something capable of pulling a safe filled with $100 million through the streets of Rio.
Dom’s beloved Charger gets an extreme makeover for Fast & Furious 8.
In this incarnation, the famous black muscle car is now an armoured, jet-powered, four-wheel-drive monster capable of taking on an entire military base of Russian separatists.
Probably one of the craziest cars from all of the Fast & Furious films, a post-apocalytpic Formula 1 racer, capable of steering sideways and flipping oncoming vehicles. In Fast and Furious 6, a pair of these cause havoc on the streets of London, sending police cars, the teams’ BMW M5s, and pretty much anything else that gets in their way flying through the air.
W Motors Lykan HyperSport
This beast of a car provides one of the most memorable moments in the Fast franchise.
Housing Ramsey’s hard drive, Dom and Brian are faced with a race against time to remove it before security arrives. Eventually they’re left with no choice but to take the car with them… from the top of a skyscraper.
What do you use to chase down and heist cars from a moving train? The answer is this custom-built, extreme truck. Seen in Fast 5, the team are able to drag the car cargo aboard at high speed using this one of a kind off-roader.
Nissan GT-R R35
Always a fan of imports, Brian’s car of choice in the climatic finale to Furious 7 is the Nissan GT-R R35, allowing him to keep Ramsey safe for a short time, from the deadly drone hunting them.
In Fast & Furious Live this striking blue rocket will be driven by one of the stars of the show, and is once again pursued by a helicopter gunship.
‘The Mona Lisa of the drift world’ – This S15 only appears for a short time in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, but leaves a lasting impression as Sean is introduced to Tokyo’s underground racing scene.
Unfortunately for ‘Mona’, Sean’s drifting skills weren’t quite up to scratch in his first race against the ‘Drift King’. With the car trashed, it remained out of action until its engine was salvaged and put into Sean’s Mustang for his final showdown with his nemesis.
This ‘10 second car’ looked more like a 10 minute car when it first appeared in The Fast and The Furious on the back of a low-loader, but thanks to overnight parts from Japan it underwent a radical transformation.
The orange beauty embarrassed a Ferrari before keeping up with Dom’s Charger in the final moments of the film. After Dom totals his Charger, Brian hands over the keys to the Supra, aiding his escape across the border.
The car that introduced us to Brian in The Fast and The Furious - Brian loads up this car with modifications and takes on Dom in the opening race of the first film.
Unfortunately, the addition of giant tanks of nitrous proves catastrophic and the car fails before the finish line. Brian then uses it to keep Dom out of handcuffs, swerving through pursuing cops and escaping together. Sadly shortly afterwards Johnny Tran and Lance destroy the car in a hail of machine gun fire.
Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R
Perhaps Brian’s most beloved car from the Fast and Furious films. He picks this up in Texas after being forced to abandon his red Dodge Stealth at a motel in the prelude to 2 Fast 2 Furious.
Although a heap when he is first handed the keys, Brian transforms the car into a one-of-a-kind beast, that defeats all in the opening race sequence of the second film.
Suki’s Honda S2000 may look pretty in pink, but it’s one mean machine under the hood, and she knows how to drive it. Although coming second to Brian, Suki proves she’s a better racer than any of the others.
DK’s black and silver Veilside 350Z is one of a trio of drifting Zs in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, but easily the most memorable.
After defeating Sean upon his arrival in Tokyo, the Z played a pivotal role in the dramatic chase sequence with Han and Sean.
Mitsubishi Evo IV
Han gifts this red Evo to Sean after he totals his S15 at the beginning of The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, and Sean uses it to learn the art of drifting.
With the driving style mastered, Sean manages to escape in the Evo from a seething DK after the villain discovers Han’s side deals. With the car severely damaged, Sean is forced to complete the build of his father’s Mustang for the final race with DK.
The Ripsaw is an experimental light tank that has the ability to be controlled remotely.
Luckily for us it also comes with a driver’s cockpit for those who want a more hands on approach. Tej is desperate to drive it during The Fate of the Furious, and is finally given the keys by Little Nobody for the dramatic final chase sequence.
Dodge Charger PPV
The team needed ‘invisible cars’ to pull of their daring Rio heist, and they got them… sort of.
They ‘borrow’ four police Chargers allowing them to hide in plain sight and support Dom and Brian in the raid. On their way back to base, Roman, Han, Dom, and Brian take part in a million dollar quarter mile race, with Brian prevailing… or was it a baby gift?
Subaru WRX STI
Like Letty’s Challenger, Brian’s Subaru from Furious 7, was born out of Mr. Nobody’s warehouse.
The blue and silver rally-bred machine dropped from a plane and then chased down Mose Jakande’s bus. Unfortunately, the car ended up being showered in bullets. Thankfully Brian was able to leap clear before the car was completely destroyed.
Roman Pearce doesn’t really do subtle. A purple and chrome Eclipse in Miami, now a bright orange Italian V12 in The Fate of the Furious.
Although four-wheel drive, the Lamborghini probably wasn’t the best tool for a high speed race across frozen ice, not that this stops Roman choosing it.
Polaris RMX 800 Assault
The RMX 800 is the first snowmobile to be featured in the Fast franchise, and unlike Roman’s Lamborghini, is the perfect tool for sub-zero warfare.
Toyota Supra Hardtop
Another car from the opening of 2 Fast 2 Furious, Slap Jack’s golden Supra may have been the early pacesetter in that race but crashed out after losing control trying to jump the bridge.
Luckily the car only sustained minor damage and was back later on to aid Brian and Roman’s escape in the scramble.
Belfast Telegraph Digital