It may not be a Toyota Supra, a Nissan Skyline GT-R or a Mazda RX-7, but one of the most recognizable vehicles in the world. Fast and Furious The film series is for sale.
One of the most memorable vehicles of the Fast and Furious movie franchise is about to cross the auction block.
TO 2009 Howe & Howe circular saw – a V8-powered combat vehicle used in the 8th Fast and Furious film, titled the fate of the furious – is being sold by a museum after getting the vehicle from Universal Studios.
Being the first prototype built by Howe & Howe, the Ripsaw has the VIN ‘000000001’ and is also featured in the GI Joe film series.
While the Ripsaw is not technically a tank by definition, it is often referred to as a tank due to its tracks instead of wheels.
The Ripsaw is powered by a General Motors 6.6-litre ‘Duramax’ turbo diesel V8 engine, which produces approximately 269 kW and 840 Nm when installed in the Chevrolet Silverado HD pickup.
That’s enough power to drive at around 100 km/h on almost any surface.
The Ripsaw will be auctioned without reserve, but the original build is said to have cost US$750,000, or approximately A$1.12 million at current exchange rates.
British TV show viewers The Grand Tour You may recognize the Ripsaw, with Richard Hammond driving a custom-built luxury version through the streets of Dubai (above).
To read more about the 2009 Howe & Howe circular saw, You can view the auction listing by