It may not be a Toyota Supra, Nissan Skyline GT-R, or a Mazda RX-7, but one of the most recognisable vehicles from the Fast & Furious film series is coming up for sale.
One of the most memorable vehicles from the Fast & Furious movie franchise is about to cross the auction block.
A 2009 Howe & Howe Ripsaw – a V8-powered combat vehicle used in the eighth Fast & Furious film, titled The Fate of the Furious – is being sold by a museum after obtaining the vehicle from Universal Studios.
Being the first prototype built by Howe & Howe, the Ripsaw has the VIN ‘000000001’, and also featured in the GI Joe film series.
While the Ripsaw isn’t technically a tank by definition, it’s often referred to as a tank due to having tracks instead of wheels.
Powering the Ripsaw is a 6.6-litre ‘Duramax’ turbo-diesel V8 engine from General Motors – producing approximately 269kW and 840Nm when fitted to the Chevrolet Silverado HD pick-up.
It’s enough power for it to drive at approximately 100km/h on almost any surface.
The Ripsaw is going to auction with no reserve, but the original build is said to have cost $US750,000 – or roughly $AU1.12 million at today’s exchange rates.
Viewers of British TV show The Grand Tour may recognise 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 Ripsaw, you can view the auction listing by clicking here.