Paul Walker's orange Toyota Supra from Fast & Furious has been auctioned for an unprecedented price. Bidding started at $100,000, but the iron legend suddenly became the most expensive car in its history.
The legendary orange Toyota Supra, which Paul Walker drove in the first episode of Fast and the Furious (2001), and was also seen in 2Fast 2Furious two years later (2003) has been auctioned for $550,000. Thus, the legendary vehicle of the Supra became the most expensive car in its history.
The auction was initiated under the responsibility of Barret-Jackson, who decided to open the bid at $100,000.
Since it was the original model used during the filming of the movies and was directed by the famous character Brian O'Conner, the auction quickly continued until it reached 150, 200, 250 thousand, and 550 thousand.
This Toyota Supra has the original engine, a 2JZ-GTE Twin-turbo that sends power to the rear wheels via a four-speed gearbox.
The Supra has such a strong image in the history of Paul Walker and Fast and Furious that the producers of the legendary film decided to honor it in a very special way.
Twenty years later after the first movie, the ninth episode will feature a Supra of the same color.
The production company didn't confirm this, but footage showing the appearance of one such instance during filming was leaked to the web.
Of course, there will be many differences between the Supra in Fast & Furious 1 and the Supra that will be seen in Fast & Furious 9, as this shot uses a next-gen replica.
The only resemblance, at least in the photos, is that the orange color will be used in this film, replicating the 1993 Mk IV that Walker first started with. Later, a Skyline GT-R, a GT-R, and a Lancer Evo will be used, among other models that have left their mark on film history.
Fast & Furious 9 was originally supposed to be released in May of last year, but in March 2020 it was delayed to April 2, 2021, due to the spread of the coronavirus in different parts of the world. And in October, I was told it was delayed for almost two more months. The new vision date was May 28, but due to the closing of the cinemas, the date was delayed once again and was updated to June 25.