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It's no secret that cars play an integral role in the action and mayhem depicted in the wildly popular Fast & Furious franchise. Although the series has become a balancing act between heist-based thrills and espionage, it maintains the gritty street-racing aesthetic that made it so popular in the first place. With each passing sequel, the Fast & Furious franchise has upped the ante with regards to the number of cars, and the destruction they caused -- Fast & Furious 8 will be no different. A new video showcasing the massive and expensive collection of cars used in the film has just hit the web. Check it out below.
Now that's a collection of cars that will get any gear head excited. As you can see from the above Facebook Live video (presented by Vehicle Coordinator Dennis McCarthy), the Fast & Furious 8 prodcution has spared no expense when it comes to making sure that Dom Toretto and his team of talented drivers have everything they need to get the job done next year. Going up against Charlize Theron's Cipher, the crew will have access to an army of vehicles, ranging from muscle cars to sports cars. Altogether, the value of these vehicles totals up to roughly $17 million -- and we have a distinct feeling that not all of these cars will make it through the film in one piece. Eventually, even series star Michelle Rodriguez shows up during the set tour and refers to the area as "car heaven," which is pretty much exactly what we were thinking.
Of course, it's not just the cars that make the Fast & Furious franchise so loved by fans; it's also the people behind the wheel of these cars. Despite the tragic passing of Paul Walker in 2013 and the heartfelt retirement of his character Brian O'Conner, the Fast & Furious crew remains as strong as ever. With the newfound addition of Dwayne Johnson's Hobbs as a central player on the team -- and the added assets provided by Kurt Russell's Mr. Nobody -- we have a distinct feeling that Fast & Furious 8 will be the biggest, loudest and most fun installment in the franchise to date.
Needless to say, we're incredibly excited to see what director F. Gary Gray does with all of these cars when the film finally hits theaters next year. We here at Cinema Blend will keep you posted with any and all details related to Fast & Furious 8 as they become available to us. Dom Toretto and the rest of his crew will race their way into theaters for the eighth time on April 14, 2017.