It's more drift-happy than most Subaru WRXs.
Baby Driver features hands-down one of the best movie car chases in modern cinema. Why? Because it was done for real. While most modern movies rely on green screen, CGI, and physics-defying stunts (yes, we’re looking at you Fast & Furious) Baby Driver took a back to basics approach for its opening car chase featuring a Subaru Impreza WRX.
Director Edgar Wright was inspired by classic car chase films from the 1960s and 1970s such as Bullitt, The French Connection, and The Driver. And it shows. You can even hear the Subaru’s signature boxer growl throughout the scene when most Hollywood movies use incorrect engine sound effects, much to the dismay of gearheads.
Five Subaru WRXs were used for the opening getaway scene, one of which was converted from all-wheel drive to rear-wheel drive to make the car more tail-happy for the camera shots. If you’re a fan of the film like us, you can now buy the RWD Subaru Impreza WRX that starred in Baby Driver.
Listed for sale by Live Auctioneers, the red 2006 Subaru WRX Limited has a 2.5 liter four-cylinder engine with a turbo from a 2004 WRX STI. The body has some “minor chips and dings” according to the listing, but it isn’t clear if these are from filming. The movie car has clocked up 156,477 miles and is estimated to sell for between $20,000 and $25,000. We wouldn't be surprised if it sells for a lot more though since someone paid nearly $70,000 for another Subaru WRX stunt car used in the film at an auction last year.