A ridiculous amount of cars were used and destroyed for the “Fast and Furious” franchise. More than 230 cars were destroyed during the filming of “Furious 7”, the Universal franchise’s picture car coordinator Dennis McCarthy told the Washington Post.
In fact, Dennis McCarthy, who is the car coordinator for the franchise since 2006’s “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift”, told CNET that approximately 350 cars were used in “Furious 7” and “a couple hundred” of them were destroyed.
He further revealed that the film crew must follow document every step for both accounting and liability reasons. “We have to account for every single car destroyed in each film,” he said.
However, the amount of cars wrecked for every “Fast and “Furious” movie is nothing new for McCarthy. He said:
We’d wreck 25 cars a day, they’d come out at night, scoop ‘em up and bring us 25 more. It was a round-the-clock process, with multiple tow trucks and car carriers.
For the amount of cars that they destroyed in the making of “Furious 7″, Jansen told WSJ that a total of 230 cars were “unceremoniously crunched into the world’s most expensive cube of metal scraps”.
“It was kind of unusual, to see some relatively late-model Mercedes-Benzes, all crunched up and good for nothing”, – Jansen said.
He added the film crew actually wrecked more than 230 cars for “Furious 7”. It is no wonder that “Furious 7″ is the most expensive movie in the franchise.