Tuesday, April 07, 2009

The Fast and The Furious 4 (2009) - 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STI

Cinema: Cineleisure, near Ikano-The Curve (RM$11)

Juliansi.blogspot.com I am a big fan of the F&F anthology, from the excellent pioneering movie, to 2Fast 2Furious, and even Tokyo Drift. This 4th installment looks like it takes place between number 2 and number 3, pairing up Brian (Paul Walker "Into The Blue") and Dom (Vin Diesel) once again.
The storyline was probably the weakest in the series, but what you do get are hot cars and women, and most importantly the dude chemistry between Brian and Dom (Oops, Vin & Paul!). Directory Justin Lin did a brilliant job of getting the audience into the car sequences, I felt like I was in the driving seat!

The lead crew...
Vin Diesel ... Dominic Toretto
Paul Walker ... Brian O'Conner
Jordana Brewster ... Mia Toretto
Michelle Rodriguez ... Letty

Cool quote...
Antonio Braga: So, you know each other?
Dominic Toretto: He used to date my sister.
Antonio Braga: You're a lucky man.
Brian O'Conner: How's that?
Antonio Braga: You're still breathing!

Dominic Toretto ("Dom" aka Vin Diesel)'s choice of car ... a Chevrolet Chevelle SS 434 from the 1970s.

In the last scene, we see close-up interior shots of a Honda NSX-T (my fave car in the show, featured below driven by Jordana Brewster), a Dodge Charger, and a Trans Am.

But, the car which got the most attention was Paul Walker's "import" (Import - Japanese, v Muscle car = American large-block cars from the 60s-70s, and beyond?) ... 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STI "Veilside" . Under the hood of this beauty is a 2.5 L Turbo-charged 305 hp H4, with full mods by tuner-supremo Veilside.
Veilside Company Limited is an aftermarket automotive company which used to sell suspension and engine tuning, and still sells interior parts, as well as body parts for aerodynamic and aesthetic enhancement of the vehicle. It is based in Japan near the Tsukuba Circuit race course, the company first started trading in 1990.

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