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Will Smith's Porsche 911 Turbo S From "Bad Boys: Ride or Die" Is a True Action Star

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The Porsche 911 Turbo S and the "Bad Boys" movie franchise go together like Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. The summer action-comedy flick "Bad Boys: Ride or Die" is currently playing exclusively in theatres worldwide, making this the third time a Porsche starred in the series. Sadly, this time, Michael Bay doesn't own the model from the movie.
The first Bad Boys was released in 1995, and since then, the Porsche 911 has been in nearly all the movies. Directed by the man, the myth, the legendary Michael Bay, it featured the black 964-generation 911 Turbo 3.6 from his very own collection. The funny part is that while Bay eventually sold the car for $60,000 to a friend in 2023, the very same 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo (type 964) driven by Will Smith was auctioned off for an astounding $1.3 million.

"Can you F—ing believe my personal Porsche I put in Bad Boys 1 - I sold for 60k to a friend,- today just sold at a car auction for $1,300,000! Boy was I stupid not to keep it! I gave my friend a deal because I liked him. But he sold it for 45k. No one knows but that car was stolen out of my garage. Recovered. By me," Bay said in an old Instagram post.

The third movie, "Bad Boys for Life," from 2020, featured a Gentian Blue 992-generation 911 Carrera 4S. Though it might have flown under the mainstream news radar, it was the highest-grossing movie that year, raking in more than $432.2 million worldwide. The 2024 "Bad Boys: Ride or Die" features the current-gen Porsche 911 Turbo S as a "supporting character" driven by Detective Mike Lowrey portrayed by Will Smith. Anyone interested in owning one should have at least $230,400 ready.

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For that amount, you'd get a blazingly fast sports car with a 3.7-liter engine that produces 640 horsepower with 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque. Porsche claims that the Turbo S can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds under perfect conditions. On a very long stretch of road, it maxes out at 205 mph or 330 kilometers per hour, which is mind-boggling.

Its not-as-powerful sibling, the 572-hp 911 Turbo, is also quite the handful. Recently, it raced over the quarter mile against a brand-new 2024 577-hp Mercedes-AMG GT 63, a 617-hp BMW M8 Competition, and a 602-hp Audi R8 V10 Performance Quattro. No one managed to get near the Porsche 911 Turbo, which makes one wonder how badly the Turbo S might have beaten them down the quarter-mile.

The summer action blockbuster was directed by Adil & Bilall and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Will Smith, among others. Martin Lawrence was an Executive Producer. For movie buffs, it's a take-it-or-leave-it sort of affair, as in either you will really enjoy it or will find it riddled with outdated jokes and overblown character caricatures, like the one Martin Lawrence portrays as Marcus Burnett.

It's not what you'd call a "bad movie," even though taste is subjective, but some jokes and corky camera angles seem straight out of the 2000's classic "Big Momma's House," starring Martin Lawrence.

You also might find the plot secondary to the shooty-shooty bang-bang action sequences, which, sadly, Michael Bay didn't direct, either. His signature over-the-top explosions are sorely lacking in Ride or Die. In other words, the reason why Will Smith and his trusty partner are shooting bad guys isn't all that important, although it tries to pick at the strings of the fans' hearts. After the end credits start rolling, you'll discover that the latest "Bad Boys" entry delivered what it promised in the trailer: an action-filled popcorn flick.

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About the author: Codrin Spiridon
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Codrin just loves American classics, from the 1940s and ‘50s, all the way to the muscle cars of the '60s and '70s. In his perfect world, we'll still see Hudsons and Road Runners roaming the streets for years to come (even in EV form, if that's what it takes to keep the aesthetic alive).
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