The well-known Hakosuka Skyline from Fast 5 was originally meant to be featured in Fast And Furious: Tokyo Drift before it met its fiery fate.
The Hakosuka Skyline – "Hako" for box-shaped, and "Suka" for Skyline – also known as the Nissan KPGC10 is, without a doubt, a legendary piece of automotive history. Fast and Furious director Justin Lin, had been itching to include this car in one of the movies, and came very close to making it a reality in 2006 when Tokyo Drift's technical advisor, Craig Lieberman, managed to source a privately-owned original who's owner managed to import to the US it from Japan.
Unfortunately, during the underground parking drift scene in the movie, the car caught fire, albeit minor, and there was no time for repairs – hence, the car never made the scene. However, five years later, Justin Lin was still eager to feature this car and managed to include it in the 2011 Fast and Furious movie.
There is a lot more to the story of this particular Hakosuka, including death threats to its owner from the Yakuza in Japan, so be sure to hit play on the video below to find out all about it.
- ENGINE: Datsun L28
- 13.5:1 compression custom flat-top pistons
- N42 cylinder head with custom headwork by Tuning Spirits
- direct port nitrous HKS camshafts
- Bozz Speed intake manifold
- Triple 44mm Mikuni carburettors
- polished air horns 3-inch exhaust with HKS Super Drager muffler
- 6-2-1 custom header
- Kameari ignition and distributor
- Ultra 8mm spark plug wires
- Billet aluminium pulleys
- Motorsports Auto fuel pump block off plate
- Clutch Masters dual friction clutch TC 200 limited-slip differential
- 165hp and 320 with the nitrous system
- SUSPENSION Gab shocks Tanabe anti-sway bars and bushings
Take a look at the video below by YouTube channel, Craig Lieberman, on This Fast & Furious Car Caught Fire On-set.
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