The Fast & Furious Franchise Continues
If you would’ve told the 13-year-old version of me in 2001 that The Fast and the Furious would’ve been a launching pad for a massively successful franchise with a seventh entry in 2015, I would’ve laughed. The fan favorite franchise has remained popular with Millennial audiences for over a decade with its emphasis on high-octane race cars, ridiculously over-the-top action sequences and a multicultural cast. The newest film, Furious 7 will be the last to feature Paul Walker, who passed away in a tragic car accident in 2013.
The fads of our times can be tracked throughout the series, which started with the tuner-import culture of Honda Civics and Mitsubishi Eclipse’s and has traversed a cavalcade of exotic cars over the years that most can only drive through video games such as Forza Motorsport. The first time I watched the original Fast & Furious movie, I was renting it on VHS from Blockbuster Video. The difference between 2015 and 2001 is only 14 years but it seems like much more in terms of how technology has re-shaped our world.The main-plot of the Furious 7 is certainly more technology-centric than previous installments. Below is a tribute video to Paul Walker featuring Wiz Kalifa and Charlie Puth.
Classic muscle cars such as the Chevrolet Chevelle, Dodge Charger, Plymouth Road Runner and Ford Mustang have been featured prominently throughout the series as well as a collection of the world’s greatest sports cars including Nissan Skyline GT-R, Bugatti Veyron and Maserati Ghilbi. There’s no shortage of awesome cars to look at.
Rent Sports Cars From Fast & Furious Series
Stop dreaming about driving one of these beautiful cars and rent one. Imagine Lifestyles in California has a large selection of exotic car rentals that include Lamborghini Gallardo, Ferrari F-430, Maserati GranTurismo, Audi R8 and many more. Hit the Pacific Coast Highway and pretend you’re part of the Fast Family–just make sure you keep that tachometer out of the red!