The 7 most ridiculous stunts from the Fast and the Furious films

With filmed-in-Atlanta “Furious 7” opening Friday, we took a look back at the franchise’s most insane scenes
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When a trailer for filmed-in-Atlanta “Furious 7” premiered during February’s Super Bowl, one particular stunt stood out: Vin Diesel driving a rare Lykan HyperSport (only 7 of these $3.4 million dollar supercars exist) through a skyscraper window as explosions blast behind him. But crashing through a sky-high building is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the franchise’s frenzy of car tricks. We ranked the craziest scenes from each film:

1. “Fast & Furious 6” | Revving through the nose of a plane

In a trailer scene that awed 2013 Super Bowl viewers, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) plows an Alfa Romeo Giulietta through the nose cone of a crashing, burning plane. Only the tank scene from the same film comes close to reaching this level of absurdity.

 

2. “Furious 7” | Driving through a skyscraper window

“Furious 7” might boast an even-more insane stunt, but this skyscraper maneuver (at 2:22) seems hard to top. Watch the full trailer to see how Dominic lands the Lykan in the next building over, then barrel rolls out of the car before it flies out the other side, plunging to what would seem to be its crumpled demise.

 

3. “Fast Five” | Dragging a bank vault across a bridge

Dominic drags a stolen bank vault behind his Charger SRT8—which he then turns into a weapon, using it to smash the cop cars chasing him. He dives out of the Charger at the last second before it too hurls into his pursuers.

 

4. “2 Fast 2 Furious” | Leaping onto a boat

“Boat. Car. Boat. You’re not gonna do what I think you’re gonna do?” In these films, that really is a silly question. Brian (Paul Walker) accelerates his Camaro to 120 MPH and zooms right onto right on to the back of a yacht.

 

5. “Fast & Furious” | Escaping from an oil tanker

After Dom successfully saves girlfriend Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) from the back of a doomed oil tanker, the duo faces certain death when the fiery vehicle comes barreling toward them. That is, until the ever suave Dom glides his ’87 Buick Grand National under the vehicle, then watches it roll off a cliff without breaking a sweat.

 

6. “The Fast and the Furious” | Sliding smoothly under a truck

When a convoy of Honda Civics carries out an attack on a semi-truck hauling electronics, one of them neatly slips underneath the big rig (at 2:17) and hits cruise control, avoiding a construction-blocked left lane. Guess that’s one way to prevent a traffic backup.

 

7. “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift” | Drifting on a circular ramp

In terms of insane stunts, “Tokyo Drift” is the tamest of the bunch. Sure there are races and crashes, but nothing even close to the six clips above. So here’s a scene of D.K. (Brian Tee) drifting his Nissan 350Z on a circular car park ramp. It’s . . . kind of cool.

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