We weren’t really sure what JR was going to do to top his last year look as it was a huge fan favorite, but it looks like he did it. Keeping with the matte feel and his colors but scrapping the Falken scallops for the first time in… forever? Anyway check it out in the video below…
Our only question is, will the rims glow in vegas or was that just the black light?
He also released a huge schedule that includes demos and ride alongs at numerous military bases. Was this one of the things he wanted to expand into that Falken wasn’t in favor of?
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So not a lot has been happening with the Fast & Furious 6 news and leaks prior to the big news that the first trailer for the new movie would hit during the Super Bowl (Trailer at bottom of post). I did search around last week to try to find some cars and pictures and do some research of what we might see prior to the Super Bowl, but I wanted to get some more information before I talked about it here. I read that the Fast & Furious franchise is being taken in a new direction, using Fast 5 as the bridge for this transition, into more of a Heist type movie (sort of like Italian Job). I also read that the plot of the movie and the only way to get Hobbs (Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson) to work with the team was to make the team into good guys. The team will be helping Hobbs in return for the only thing they don’t have, now that they each have 10+ million each, pardons and the ability to return home to the US.
From random pictures posted by fans at shoots and tweeted by the stars as they shoot the film alone we have Hobbs (Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson) in his custom International based tank truck. We also see two Lotus’ with unknown drivers (My money is on the newer Evora being driven by Gisele Harabo (Gal Gadot) based on the Techart 911 she previously drove), an Orange CCX, a Noble, 2 RX-7s (one of which looks extremely similar to the Veilside one they used in Tokyo Drift), a white Supra, a newer Mustang GT350 and a BRZ.
We also have seen from some leaked footage from a london chase scene that shows them tooling around in some BMWs
Also seen in leaked footage, and confirmed in the trailer we see a Jenson Interceptor, along with a Dodge Charger Daytona (which had been shown in many photos even before the trailer) with Dom (Vin Diesel) in the driver’s seat, an Escort MKI, and an old classic Mustang. However the new information from the Trailer makes it look like Letty is the one driving the Jenson.
We have also seen the previous Dodge Charger SRT8 and Nissan GT-R that Dom and Brian (Paul Walker) are in at the end of the Fast5 movie. They will most likely returning for the intro of the movie.
The last set of photos looks to be set in front of Dom and Letty’s old home, which is now surrounded by highly tuned cars. Judging by the fact the team can’t currently return home I lean toward the idea of this being at the end of the movie where they are likely having an old fashion Toretto BBQ. Now again taking guesses based on photos alone this is who I expect to be driving what: The Blue Ben-Sopra GT-R is obviously driven by Brian, the black Cuda driven by Dom, the silver Bel-Air(?) by Tej Parker (Ludacris), the Yellow Lambo by Roman Pearce (Tyrese), The Orange Camaro is driven by Han( Sung Kang)[this is based on the Han driving more muscle cars when he hung with Dom combined with the paint scheme that is very reminiscent of the Veilside RX-7], and the Fisker Karma driven by Gisele.
So those are my guesses from pictures. We also see a Lancia and some other cars in the trailer, but I’ll leave something for you to watch… so without further adieu….
Today it was officially announced that Vaughn Gittin Jr. will not be partnering with Falken Tires in the 2013 season and has formed a new partnership with Nitto Tires. Rumors began to circulate during the 2012 SEMA show in which Vaugh was not listed on the drivers list and began to fly even more-so when Falken Tires removed him from the drivers list on the website. This is a very interesting turn of events as Vaugh has been driving on Falken tires since 2004 and they were his first major sponsor. This will also be the first season since that he has driven on any other manufacturers tires. Will this give JR the little bit of an extra edge in the 2013 season that he was missing in 2012? We’ll see I guess….
From Vaughn: “I am pumped to be working with Nitto Tire! As I enter this new chapter of my career, it feels great to be aligned with a brand that is committed to winning and progression, just as I am. I have always been focused on working just as hard off the track as I do on it, and Nitto’s innovative marketing efforts and awesome tires will compliment that well. It is very clear that our overall passion and future goals align perfectly, and I could not be happier with what the future has to offer surrounding this partnership.”