Vince's Maxima From Fast & Furious Has Been Beautifully Recreated

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The detail extends from the paint to the cabin to the engine.

You don't need to watch the rotten tomato that is the latest film to know that the best in the series will always be the original: The Fast and the Furious. It spawned some true icons, the most recognizable of which is the orange Supra as driven by the late Paul Walker's character, Brian. While the cars from other movies have sometimes been cool and sometimes been stupid, the original hero cars will always be at the top of our list of favorites. Pretty much everyone feels this way, including the man behind YouTube channel Dom Dub, which is why he's built Jesse's Jetta and now Vince's Maxima.

Dom Dub
Dom Dub

The replicas that Dom Dub produces are based on insight from Craig Lieberman, the technical director of the first three films and a man who knows A LOT about what went into these cars. That means you're not looking at a Maxima with some decals, an off-the-shelf body kit, and some similar wheels.

No, this car features a supercharger made with Vortech parts, a clamshell hood, a rear side-exit exhaust, the same Stillen big brake kit, TSW wheels, and an airbrushed body - all identical to those of the original car. But while most of this could have been gleaned from the film, Dom Dub's creation goes further and references a tuner magazine from the time that featured Vince's car. As a result, the interior matches the movie car too.

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Dom Dub

The interior was reupholstered with blue suede and features things like an HKS boost gauge in the center console's cupholder area, a Clarion head-unit, and a massive JBL sound system. Even the same air freshener was sourced and fitted in the original location. Interestingly, the original hero car was an automatic, so don't judge the slushbox shifter you see inside. Other cool details include the original body kit, the same S14 mirrors that Bomex never intended to be fitted to the Maxima, and clear corner indicators.

It's clearly a highly detailed build, but it does make us wonder if the Nissan Maxima of today could be made appealing to the tuner crowd. After thinking about it for two seconds, we realize that the original is always the best. If only the producers of the film series would realize that and just stop already.

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Dom Dub

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