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Fast Five Cars Featured on Jay Leno

Giant alien robots that battle in car form are nice and all, but for car-loving movie goers nothing is better than a real car chase. Last year, Vin Diesel and Paul Walker joined forces for the action packed phenomenon that was Fast Five, the fifth Fast and Furious movie.
The shop that built the actual machines in right around the corner from Jay Leno’s Garage, and the owner brought a couple of exciting machines so Jay could check them out.

As the story goes, the crew find themselves chased by both good and bad guys, as they try to pull off one more job before disappearing in Fast Five.

The silver machine is the 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, build by Mongoose Motorsports. It features a Chevrolet 502 big block, coupled to a Borg Warner Super T-10 four-speed stick. The combination rides on C3 Corvette suspension, but Beetle underpinning and automatic gearboxes were also used for some of the stunts.

The other mean machine on Jay Leno’s show is Dom Toretto's 1970 Dodge Charger. Though the car in the film supposedly sports a 900-horsepower supercharged HEMI V8, in stuntman-ready form, the Charger sported a 400 hp crate motor.


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