Fast Five is in NZ cinemas right now and it’s got the kids going crazy, while there’s the same action stars in this flick, Vin Diesel and Paul Walker the co-stars are, like always the cars.
In this fifth installment of the Fast and Furious franchise a whole new batch of vehicles debut and this time it’s mostly about American muscle. Car guy/funny man/denim warrior Jay Leno gets a good look at the film cars in his awesome garage and has used it as an episode of Jay Leno’s Garage (see video below).
Leno has movie car builder Dennis McCarthy on hand to show off the C2 Corvette Grand Sport replica he built for the film. It features a 1980s Corvette suspension and a custom body by Mongoose. While many movie cars are powered by fairly limp engines, this Vette still comes packing 500 ponies. Since the Corvette was built for movie production, there are another nine copies floating around a couple of them even sit on Volkswagen platforms so they can handle the film’s off-road stunts. (more…)