Dom Toretto’s chassis-twisting Dodge Charger is Lego’s newest creation
Although the next installment in the Fast and Furious franchise, F9, has been delayed until next year, that doesn’t mean the excitement around the Fast saga needs to stop. Those looking for a maintenance dose of automotive adrenaline can now turn to a faithful ally of the automotive space, Lego.
Today, Lego Technic unveiled Dom’s Dodge Charger, the quarter-mile monster made famous at the end of the very first film thanks to chassis-twisting launches and an unfortunate run-in with a semi truck. The Lego version of the 900-hp 1970 Dodge Charger R/T driven by main character Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) comes complete with eight moving pistons, double-wishbone front suspension, and front wheels that actually steer.
The car is the first of many to come from a partnership between Lego Technic and the Fast and Furious franchise, which was announced in January of this year.
Looking at the pictures offered on the Lego site, the level of detail on this 1077-piece model is incredible. A few highlights: the details on the blower intake, a spinning supercharger pulley, and—perhaps our favorite detail—two blue nitrous oxide bottles in the trunk. There’s even a deployable stand on the underside of the vehicle that can prop up the front end, as if sending the two tires skyward in a violent launch. (The car was, after all, known for its nine-second quarter-mile time, according to Toretto.)
Lego’s existing lineup of adapted cars is nothing short of brilliant, from American icons like the Ford Mustang to Italian sweethearts like the Fiat 500 or the Ferrari F40. We’ve enjoyed them so much that we’ve created a whole series of time-lapse videos, which you can watch in quick succession right here.
For $99.99, you can pre-order Dom’s Dodge Charger right now and expect to be assembling it by April 27, according to Lego’s site. (No word on whether the recent extension of the federal shelter-in-place mandate will affect that delivery date.)
What other cars from the Fast and Furious franchise would you like to see as Lego Technic models? Let us know in the comments below.