Guess How Many Cars Were Destroyed in the Making of Furious 7
Now that the dust is settling from all the hot action of the latest film in the Fast and Furious franchise, many people are wondering just how many cars were destroyed in the making of Furious 7, a movie that saw cars parachuting from planes, jumping from one building to another like a game of hopscotch , and dangling off the edge of a cliff like it’s no big deal.
According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, more than 230 cars bit the dust during filming for Furious 7, sometimes more than 25 a day. And what happened to them? Some would be taken to junkyards after a day of rigorous filming, but the cars in the worst shape were actually taken away by Bonnie’s Car Crushers, a company that buys junk cars. The owner, Richard Jansen, was ordered to shred or crush them to bits, to ensure no one found the famous cars in a junkyard and tried to fix them up and inevitably get injured.
Among the cars that went to Jansen’s company were a Ford Crown Victoria, a Mitsubishi Montero, and several very new black Mercedes-Benzes. “It was kind of unusual, to see some relative late-model Mercedes-Benzes, all crunched up and good for nothing,” Jansen said. While no Dodge models were mentioned, the film was overwhelmingly filled with Dodge vehicles, more than any other automaker.
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News Source: The Wall Street Journal