|Dodge Charger R/T|
Toretto driving the R/T
|Model||1970 Charger R/T|
|Driver||Dominic Toretto, Brian O'Connor,|
|Fate||Crashed into a semi truck (first film)|
|Appearances||The Fast and The Furious, Fast & Furious, Fast Five|
Rescuing Dom from Prison Transport
|See Also||Dodge Charger SRT8|
The Dodge Charger R/T is the main car that Dominic Toretto drives in the series. It has been destroyed and rebuilt and then destroyed again. The Charger made a return in the fifth film. The classic and the newer version appeared. A Charger Daytona appeared in the sixth installment of the series. It will reappear in Furious 7 as a hero car driven by Dom.
The Fast And The FuriousEdit
Dom has a 1970 Classic Dodge Charger that used to belong to his father. Dom says that he and his father built it together when he was young. The car is famed for its incredible power at 900hp and holding a record 1/4 mile time at just nine seconds flat, set by Dom's father. Years ago Dom's Father was forced into a wall at 120mph and killed in an accident caused by a man named Kenny Linder on a Stock Car race, it was apparently the last race of the season.
However, after he finds out Brian's a cop he gets up the nerve to drive it, but is interrupted when Brian shows up. When Johnny Tran does a drive by and kills Jesse, a pursuit starts with Brian and Dom chasing after him. When Johnny is killed Brian and Dom meet up at a red light ready to race. They race a quarter mile nearly being wrecked by a train; after everything looks fine Dom accidentally runs into a semi truck. This sends him and his car airborne and totals his charger.
Fast & FuriousEdit
The 1970 Charger is partially rebuilt by Dom's girlfriend Letty before her presumed death. After mourning over her death, Dom finishes rebuilding the car. When they go to capture Braga a big chase starts when Braga's entire crew goes after Brian & Dom. During the chase they enter a tunnel; Dom is then boxed in and is about to crash into a wall; he then jumps into the car next to him and the Charger crashes into the wall, violently bursting into flames. Towards the end of the film, the Charger R/T is revealed again in mint condition with Brian behind the wheel as he, Mia, Tego and Rico make an attempt to rescue Dom off of a bus en route to a penitentiary.
At the start of the film (in continuation of the last film), Brian drives the R/T in front of a prison bus with Dom on board and suddenly brakes; causing the bus to crash into the rear of the Charger and violently flipping the bus, in what aids and abets Dom's escape. Dom uses the Charger to drive to Rio. The Charger R/T is seen again on the Rio racing scene and was used to win an off-screen pink slip race for a Porsche 996 GT3 RS. Dom's Classic Charger is later destroyed by Hobb's armored car, quoting "You just made a big mistake".
Fast & Furious 6Edit
The Charger R/T returns in Fast & Furious 6, in the form of a scale model, which is given to Jack. The scale model is an exact replication of the original Charger R/T that was used in the films series' first film.
Two Charger R/Ts appear in Furious 7, one of which is modified for parachuting and includes an array of rally raid upgrades. Another Charger R/T, taking almost the exact same form as that seen in Fast and Furious (2009) appears and is capable of wheelies. The only difference being the split five-spoke wheels.
- Roman's phone identifies Dominic by showing an image of his Charger when he rings.
- The car bares some resemblance to one in "Need For Speed: Most Wanted"
- Vin Diesel has deep respect for the car, kissing it at the Furious 7 trailer debut.
- Raid Spec Charger resemblances the Raid Spec from Ubisoft's The Crew.