As necessary as 2001’s The Quick and the Livid was to automotive tradition, there’s a greater time and place for a commentary on the landmark movie. You are right here since you wish to understand how Paul Walker ended up in a Toyota Supra, Vin Diesel in a Dodge Charger, and “2JZ, no shit” in Chad Lindberg’s mouth.
All of it has its roots within the affect of a fellow named Craig Lieberman, who was introduced aboard the manufacturing as a “technical advisor” when its script was nonetheless titled Redline. Lieberman was tasked with figuring out the most effective “tuner” automobiles on the flip of the millennium after which removing which automobiles can be too costly or troublesome to accumulate. That meant that the Nissan Skyline GT-R (R33)—initially thought of a candidate for Paul Walker’s automotive—was out, leaving the Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4, an RB-swapped Nissan 240SX, and the Toyota Supra (in fact).
Lieberman defined the acquisition course of in a newly launched video on his YouTube channel, which outlines how F&F modified the way in which Hollywood handled film automobiles—a necessity given the movie’s surprisingly small funds. Regardless of estimates that the film would value $50 million at naked minimal to make, solely $38 million or so was earmarked for manufacturing, simply $2 million of which might be allotted to automobiles—mods, transportation, even fuel included. That meant that the manufacturing could not merely purchase and modify each automotive it wanted for the movie; it as a substitute rented the “hero” automobiles and constructed bottom-dollar replicas out of “beaters” purchased off eBay. Many had been automated and had tinted home windows so that you could not see the shortage of Greddy gauges or N2O tanks.
Care to listen to the main points in full? Hearken to Lieberman himself clarify how Common Studios chosen, purchased, and constructed the automobiles wanted for the primary Quick. It is an enthralling video, even if you happen to’re not the sort who has to rub their eyes when Wiz Khalifa’s See You Once more comes on.