With such an outspoken and passionate cast, it’s no surprise that we’ve been getting frequent updates on the production of ever since it began filming in April.
From , to and even , so far the eighth installment in the Fast & Furious looks absolutely jam packed with action sequences that’ll blow audiences collective minds. With a filming schedule taking cast members to such exotic locations, work on the film is far from done, and in the spirit of sharing the recently posted a live video taking us behind-the-scenes for a tour of the Fast 8 vehicles!
Vehicle Coordinator, Dennis McCarthy lead the 15 minute tour of his “automotive Valhalla” which gave us a sneak peek at some of the cars used in the film, as well as a guest appearance from Michelle Rodriguez and Ludacris! Check out the full tour, and then take a look at some of the highlights below:
How amazing do those cars look? Rolls Royce, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lexus, Audi, Ford, Chevrolet, basically pick any dream car and Fast 8 has it! Altogether the cars shown in the video are worth around $17 million.
But, not only did McCarthy give a great tour of the cars, but he also gave us some hints regarding the plot of Fast 8. Firstly he talked about quasi-military operations taking place in the warehouse, pointing out an intense looking Fast Attack Vehicle:
He also mentioned that in the film, many of the vehicles made their way into the warehouse after being seized from “drug dealers and other bad guys.”
Next up we got a glimpse at a totally blacked out helicopter — will we see another air-based stunt in Fast 8?
After a cameo from Ludacris in the video, McCarthy revealed that Tej’s car in Fast 8 is a Mercedes AMG G-TS:
Meanwhile Roman (Tyrese Gibson) will be driving a turbo charged Bentley GT:
And lastly we were shown a $1 million boat which is capable of speeds more than 170mph! McCarthy also mentioned that this was a boat that you’d want for the Florida Keys and given the fact that Fast 8 has been shooting in Cuba, I think we might have just learned exactly how the characters make it there and back.
What a tour!
Fast 8 is being directed by F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) and is set to have an all-star cast including Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Dwayne Johnson, Kurt Russell, Jason Statham, and Nathalie Emmanuel who will all reprise their roles from previous films. In addition to those familiar faces Fast 8 has also welcomed Charlize Theron, Kristofer Hivju and Scott Eastwood into the family.
Fast 8 rolls into theaters in April 2017.
What is your favorite car from the Fast & Furious franchise?