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‘The Fast and the Furious’: Where is Dom Toretto’s Dodge Charger Now?

‘The Fast and the Furious’: Where is Dom Toretto’s Dodge Charger Now?

One of the rides that revs up film history is Dom Toretto’s sleek black 1970 Dodge Charger R/T from the 2001’s The Fast and the Furious. Few cars are lavished with as much attention as this one is in the film that kicked off the franchise.

Crafted by Dom (Vin Diesel) and his father, this iconic car also appeared in Fast & Furious, Fast Five, and Furious 7, meeting its demise during Dom’s showdown with Deckard Shaw in LA.

In F9 it seems Dom restored the 1970 Dodge Charger R/T at the hideout after Furious 7. Furthermore, he reintroduced it in Fast X.

Among the iconic cars in Fast and Furious films, the 1970 Dodge Charger R/T stands out as one of Dom’s most distinct rides. It belonged to the second generation of cars but boasted a unique style compared to its predecessors.

Featuring one of Dodge’s largest motors in production during its time, the R/T was a trailblazer by offering the choice of a 440 six-pack engine. This powerhouse delivered an impressive 375 horsepower and 490 pound-feet of torque.

The Charger’s Iconic Blower Motor

Of course, the blower motor stands out as a truly iconic component of Dom’s Charger. A blower motor circulates air in and out of your car, pulling in outside air and pushing it through the vents of your heating or A/C systems.

Nevertheless, a supercharged blower, such as the one installed on Dom’s car, can enhance engine performance by increasing the amount of fuel and air entering the cylinders. This results in a horsepower boost, improved acceleration, and enhanced low-end performance.

The film showcases a supercharged blower motor positioned inside the front carriage of Dom’s Charger. It extends through the hood to prominently display the blower for all to admire. However, the blower on the Charger in the movie was purely for looks and didn’t actually enhance the car’s performance.

Where the Screen Used Chargers From ‘The Fast and the Furious’ Ended Up

A few screen-used Chargers from the first The Fast and the Furious still exist today. One is a stunt car that has been restored and is owned by a private collector in Italy. The owner allowed it to be tested at a drag race back in 2015. Spoiler: It won.

Another stunt Charger from the film is reportedly on display in a museum in Indiana. Meanwhile, the main Charger Vin Diesel drove in The Fast and the Furious has a permanent home fans can visit. The Volo Auto Museum in Illinois has an exhibit featuring the screen-used hero Dodge Charger.