During his days in Hollywood, Paul Walker had a number of cars that he liked to drive, but one of his favorites was the Ford GT40. This car has gone on to become a classic and it is a great example of a car that has made a major impact in the automobile industry. However, there are a few other cars that he would have loved to drive, but they are not quite as popular. These cars include the BMW M3 Lightweight Edition, the Nissan Skyline GT-R 34, and the Ford GT40.
Nissan Skyline GT-R 34
During his days in The Fast and the Furious, Paul Walker had several personal cars. One of them was a Nissan Skyline GT-R.
In the movie, Walker’s character Brian O’Conner is driven a 550-horsepower Skyline R34. Paul Walker had a taste for supercars and was an avid GT-R fan. His R32, S15, and Supra were among his personal cars. He also had a tuning shop. He was very active in the Southern California car enthusiast community.
The Fast and the Furious movies were filmed on a set that included the Nissan Skyline GT-R R34. As part of an asset-forfeiture ruling, the car was seized by the DEA. In turn, the car was sold to a JDM specialist in California.
The R34 GT-R had a number of modifications. For example, it has a Greddy intake, lowering springs, and Tein coilovers. It also has side skirts. It’s equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission, and has a Twin turbocharged 6-cylinder engine. The car also has a dry carbon fiber hood, and HKS intercooler.
Those who watched Fast and Furious will have seen the Ford GT40. This iconic car broke Ferrari’s dominance in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race. It has a long and storied history. The car is now a highly collectible collector’s item.
Paul Walker owned a number of these cars. In fact, he owned over a dozen. Some of them were modified. One of them, the 850CSi, had a Whipple supercharger that was rated at 800 horsepower. It also featured a manual transmission.
Another car in Walker’s collection was the 2002 Lancer Evo, which was a Japanese import. The Evo was a popular car among car modders. It had a 2-litre in-line four turbocharged engine. It also had a custom paint job. It did 0-100kmph in 4.8 seconds.
The Lancer Evo was also featured in the Fast and Furious sequel, 2 Fast 2 Furious. It had a custom paint job, a custom front and rear bumper and new side skirts. It also had a rollcage.
BMW M3 Lightweight Edition
During his lifetime, the actor, racing driver and Hollywood star Paul Walker owned five BMW M3 E36 Lightweight Editions. The models were track-focused specials that weighed a whopping 90 pounds less than standard M3s.
The lightweight variants of the E36 M3 were a unique design built in very limited numbers. Only 120-126 examples were built. They were based on the standard M3 and came with a special rear wing and adjustable front lip spoiler. They were painted in Alpine White III and featured chequered graphics. Some had aluminum door skins instead of the regular metal door.
The car had a 3.0-liter inline-6 engine mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. It produced a total of 240 bhp. This gave the car a drag coefficient of 0.38Cd. The car also weighed a mere 2,949 pounds.
Paul Walker’s collection of E36 M3 Lightweights sold for a rather substantial amount of money. The collection was sold at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction in January. The auction house sold seven BMW M3s for a combined total of $1,710,500.
During Paul Walker’s lifetime, he owned and drove a number of different cars. One of his favorite cars was a Nissan 370Z. It was featured in the movie Fast Five. It was later purchased by Walker after the filming finished.
The Nissan 370Z was featured in the film’s fifth installment of the Fast and Furious series. Its interior features a removable steering wheel and seats. The car is powered by a 3.7-liter V6 engine. It is backed by a six-speed manual transmission. The exterior features a carbon fiber hood and a rear spoiler. Its color scheme is silver and black.
The car features an upgraded suspension and brakes. It also has a custom body kit. It’s also got a slick paint job. Its 3.7 liter V-6 is mildly modified. Its engine produces 332 horsepower.
The car was sold for a whopping $105,600 at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. It’s the highest price ever for a Nissan 370Z sold at an auction.
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