This is the only surviving Hypersport stunt car used in the film and it comes with an NFT.
'Fast and Furious 9' is hitting theaters in less than two months, so there is no better time to binge-watch the last eight films (plus the 'Hobbs and Shaw' spin-off film) in the franchise and enjoy some crazy carnage. 'Furious 7' features one of the most famous stunts in the franchise, in which Vin Diesel and the late Paul Walker crash a Lykan Hypersport through multiple skyscrapers in Dubai.
Lykan built ten stunt cars specifically for the film. All but one were destroyed, and it's heading to auction this month. A company called RubiX is hosting the sale on May 11 with pre-bidding already starting at $100,000.
"We are honored to be partnering with W Motors to bring this piece of pop culture history to market as the first vehicle NFT (non-fungible token) in which the buyer will take ownership of the physical asset along with exclusive digital content - this has never been done before in NFTs," said Nithin Palavalli, CEO of RubiX. "As NFTs continue to infiltrate different industries, RubiX is pioneering technological advancements that will shape the future of automotive sales and W Motors is the perfect partner to work with to bring this to market."
The surviving stunt car clearly took a lot of punishment during filming. The car being auctioned has scratched paintwork, windshield and windows, a missing rear air intake, a damaged front grille, and no mirrors.
There is also damage to the interior dashboard and two-tone leather seats. And while the production hypercar is powered by a 3.7-liter twin-turbocharged flat six generating 780 horsepower and 708 lb-ft of torque, the stunt car only has a 2.7-liter flat six rated at 240 hp. Sadly, the it isn't road-legal.
Despite this, the movie car is expected to fetch between $750,000 and $2.5 million since it starred in one of the highest-grossing movies of all time. That's still cheaper than the real Hypersport, which had a $3.4 million price tag when it was new, making it even more expensive than a Bugatti Chiron due to its exclusivity and opulent diamond-encrusted headlights. The winning bidder will also receive a non-fungible token (NFT) package including exclusive images and 3D videos of the Lykan Hypersport stunt car. The car also has a unique QR code engraved to prove ownership.