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Scotty always has a way of getting basic facts wrong even for no benefit of his own lmao. Still to this day one of the most insufferable people on the internet.
So just as I thought I'm gonna stay away from this.
 

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Scotty always has a way of getting basic facts wrong even for no benefit of his own lmao. Still to this day one of the most insufferable people on the internet.
His videos are increasingly clickbait. The information therein is usually a mix of some correct facts and just as many if not more incorrect statements. When he used to focus on auto repair topics drawing from his professional experience he was still hard to watch but still somewhat helpful sometimes. In the general sense. For some vehicles. Depending on the specific issue. Unless he mixed up some terminology by mistake or incorrectly stated something such as dielectric grease being conductive (it isn't).

Now I don't know what to expect from a Scotty Kilmer video.
 

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Here's Where Paul Walker's Toyota Supra From The Fast And Furious Is Today
There’s a scene in the movie when O’Conner’s Supra smokes a Ferrari, and it's one of the highlights of the car as well as the movie.

BY ARUN SINGH PUNDIR
3 DAYS AGO

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The year 2001 ushered in two things, an assurance that the Internet or WWW was not going to crash with any millennium bug and the JDM craze brought by the insane cars of Fast and the Furious. It catapulted Paul Walker to instant fame, although he was an actor of some experience, and took Vin Diesel’s star even higher.

The muscle cars were back, as was witnessed by the craze generated by Dominic Toretto’s 1970 silver Dodge Charger. But then again, it was beaten in a death-defying, quite literally railroaded race, by a car that came all the way from Japan. A 1993 Toyota Supra, that became the 10-second car of the movie.

When Dom’s car is destroyed and he is nursing a wounded shoulder, Brian (Paul Walker) loans him the Supra. And then again, when the world lost Paul Walker for real in a fiery crash, the movie franchise bid him adieu in a metaphorical drive down the highway towards a bright future, in a white Supra.

So here’s where that gorgeous orange Paul Walker Toyota Supra from the first Fast and the Furious is today…

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The Toyota Supra And Its Life
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The Toyota Supra did not begin life as a separate nameplate, it debuted as a sporty trim of the Toyota Celica in the ‘70s. At the time, the Celica Supra came with a longer wheelbase and better engines and gained enough market standing to diverge into its own nameplate in 1986.

Yet again, it took some time for the world to accept the Supra and make it it's own. The Supra’s fourth-gen, Mk IV is when things got awesome for the Supra and its fans, with two engine options, one of which made 220 horses and the other that made 276 horses, although these were capped numbers and not the actual ones.

The Supra boasts an open-engine format, which basically means that tinkering with it was pretty easy for many people, and they often took the output up to 500 horsepower and beyond. The reason why it came with powerful brakes and a beefy suspension. Simple details like hollow carpet fibers and rear spoiler also reduced its weight, as did its aluminum hood.

RELATED: What People Don't Know About Paul Walker's Supra In Fast And Furious

The 10-Second Car
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In the Fast and the Furious, Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) plays an undercover cop out to infiltrate a chop-shop to arrest the perpetrators and put an end to the racket. The chop-shop belongs to Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel). The Toyota Supra is the cover car that O’Conner works on, souping it up to illegally race the streets at night and make money off the winning bets.

There’s a scene in the movie when O’Conner’s Supra smokes a Ferrari, and it's one of the highlights of the car as well as the movie. But it’s the last few minutes of the movie, where the Supra truly makes its mark. The two, closer to frenemies than they are friends, are racing against each other, more to prove their mettle than to make money. The silver Dodge Charger with the (fake) supercharger and the bright orange Toyota Supra look great onscreen.

They cross a railway track at the nth of the second and as they pass through, sailing in the air, the train rushes past behind them, missing them by a nick. Movie build-up yes, but thrilling nonetheless. Seconds later, Dom’s Charger crashes, injuring his arm. With the sirens closing in, O’Conner, at the risk of losing his badge, offers him the Supra to make a quick getaway. Along with O’Conner being the hero, the Supra turned into a hero car too!

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Where Is That Supra Now?
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Being a movie car, it's not as if there was only orange Mk IV Supra built for the movie because there were several. While we cannot attest where all of the cars are, or even know how many were made, we do know that all the Supra for the movie were made by Eddie Paul from The Shark Shop in El Segundo, California.

One of these orange Supras is owned by Craig Leiberman, who was also the technical advisor for the first two F&F movies.

In 2015, another sold for a cool $185,000 at a Mecum Auction, and because it was a stunt car used in the movie, it did get some heavy-duty sweetness like a full roll cage, beefed-up suspension, racing seats, and a strengthened fuel tank. Plus the Lamborghini Diablo paint (Supras did not come in orange) and all those cool graphics are an added attraction as are the Bomex body kit and an APR wing.

That said; the stock Supra is unlikely to beat the Charger, supercharged or not because it bore Supra’s 3.0-liter straight-six engine good for some 220 horses. Unlike the monster on the screen that the Supra is pictured to be, this one is likely good for some thrills, but not the thrilling races and revs that O’Conner can do.

Nothing souped-up about this car, and on the market, a non-film 1993/94 model is worth under $5k. This sale price is OTT, just like the F&F franchise.
 

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