The Fast and Furious series is known for its absurd supercar concepts and physics-defying stunts like jumping from one skyscraper to another or launching into space. Fast X, the latest installment in the franchise currently in production, is sure to include similar shenanigans. What we do know for sure is that the new Dodge Charger Daytona EV concept has been spotted in the Fast X package.
Angelina Heights is a historic neighborhood in Los Angeles that is home to two of the franchise's iconic locations: Bob's Market, also known as Toretto's Market and Cafe, and the Toretto House, a quintessential old-school Los Angeles home. They are close to each other, separated by a tenth of a mile.
Filming was halted due to protests against filming on location, and residents cited the popularity of the film franchise and the presence of modified cars in the neighborhood and Los Angeles in general as reasons for the street shootings. As a local, I know that Bob's Market and House have been around since the original movie came out in 2001. Los Angeles is a frequent pilgrimage destination for car enthusiasts, and modified cars can often be seen parked near the market. Unfortunately, they don't serve tuna sandwiches.
The Daytona EV concept looks impressive at speed thanks to its magnificent light trail. This is reported by Carscoops in a YouTube video from a German channel in Venice. In the video, you get an interesting look at the Charger concept car and the DeLorean Alpha 5 concept car. It looks like both cars will appear in the new movie. More interestingly, these cars are electric, which marks a slight change in tone for the fossil-fueled franchise.
Photos posted by Instagram user bdiesel37 reveal more details about the charger. It's clearly a run-and-go concept, though it probably dates back to Universal Studios or an automaker. The Germans in Venice initially wanted to downplay the protests over the filming, but went along with footage of the just-released prototype.
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