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Mid-Engine Dodge Charger Spotted In Fast & Furious 9

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Fast & Furious 9 will continue a franchise tradition.

Traditionally, Vin Diesel's character Dominic Toretto drives a vintage Dodge Charger in the Fast & Furious movies. Earlier this month, Diesel posted a behind-the-scenes video revealing that a custom 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody will feature in the film with some visual modifications inspired by the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. This won't be the only custom Charger that will star in Fast & Furious 9, however.

A video posted by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty shows a destructive action sequence being filmed for Fast & Furious 9 on the streets of Georgia with a 1970 Dodge Charger and what appears to be either a Chevrolet Nova or Chevelle being chased by an armored truck.

via Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
via Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
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A closer look at the Charger reveals it's a custom model with a mid-engine layout, as the engine is visible through the rear window positioned behind the front seats. According to Motoricious, the mid-engine Dodge Charger was created by SpeedKore, the same company that built the 1970 Barracuda involved in Kevin Hart's recent crash.

The armored truck has also been fitted with a plow on the front, resulting in mass carnage as it smashes into cars in its path. Michael Bay would be proud.

via Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
via Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Apart from the mid-engine layout, the Charger looks similar to the muscle car that appeared in the first Fast & Furious movie. This won't be the only tribute to the original film either, as an orange 2020 Toyota GR Supra was recently spotted during filming as a tribute to the car Paul Walker drove in the 2001 film.

After several delays, Fast & Furious 9 will race into cinemas on May 22, 2020. Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster, and Ludacris will reprise their roles, but Dwayne Johnson will be replaced with John Cena due to his commitment to the Hobbs & Shaw spin-off movie, which was released last month.

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