"Fast & Furious 7" continues to be in the news for breaking records. In a recent auction held at Indianapolis, the custom-made Toyota Supra Stunt car driven by Paul Walker's character Brian O'Conner was sold for £1,20,000.
This 7th installment in the "Fast and Furious" series has earned over one million dollar in less than 20 days. The movie had all the elements required for making it a blockbuster. The only thing that fans missed was Paul Walker, who died in a car accident half way through the filming of "Fast & Furious 7".
Paul Walker's death came as a shock to his fans who were accustomed to seeing the actor drive high-powered cars in all the six "Fast and Furious" films.
Meanwhile, the movie has broken all the possible records and it is seen as a tribute to late Paul Walker. Most recently, Paul Walker's stunt car earned a whopping £1,20,000. Though it looks like a huge figure, it is lesser than what the experts had predicted.
"According to the experts the famous Toyota Supra Stunt car driven by Paul Walker's character Brian O'Conner, was to bag over euro 2,00,000. The figure fell short of close to $20,000 at the Mecum Auction. The car was one of the few which was a stunt car in true sense. With an engine powered over 200 horsepower and 6 cylinders. The engine is backed with a 19 speed gearbox and fitted with NOS," reported Day Herald.
The report, while giving two reasons as to why the car attracted such a huge amount, also stated that Eddie Paul tailored this car that has Yokohama tyres, full role cage, a high strength fuel tank and a body kit well painted with body graphics.
"Firstly, the car was driven by late Paul Walker in the first edition of Fast and the Furious and the other being the very fact that it were these hot wheels that made Fast and the Furious popular," the report said.
Well, looks like "Fast & Furious 7" has done its job. Now, we have to wait and watch what "Fast and Furious 8" brings for its fans.