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Be The Fast and The Furious Racer: A First Step

Furious RacerThe Fast and the Furious is a famous film about car racing. Its eighth installment is in the works, enticing fans and racers to look forward to more thrilling action and racing techniques.

The film got a lot of people interested in racing, and some want to brave the race track themselves. Get to know the first step before you steer the wheels like Paul Walker and Vin Diesel.

Get on the fast car

Authentic sports cars are incredibly expensive. So most racers go for is pre-owned cars modified into race cars. Honda Civic is one of the cars used in the movie franchise. In fact, it ranked as one of the most commonly modified cars.

This car is a favorite for its tunable engines and good-handling chassis. Even betterseeseelye.com believes that its inexpensiveness and reliability, especially pre-owned ones, are a good choice for beginners. It is also practical for long-term daily drive if the racer decides to get a new car.

Get that furious skill

As The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift came out, racers and even ordinary drivers became interested in the “drifting” technique. Drifting is technically over-steering the car and making it lose traction. It requires fast hand movements, self-control, and acceleration bursts.

The prime requirement for drifting is to have a Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) car with good chassis balance, tunable engine and a limited slip differential. A good example for this is the muscle car Ford Mustang. In the film, it a 1967 Mustang modified with the Nissan Skyline’s engine was used.

Get it on the race track

One of the highlighted race tracks on the film is the streets of downtown Atlanta. Less than 50 miles from there is the Road Atlanta racing circuit. It is one of America’s best road courses where both amateurs and professionals can drive any car or motorcycle.

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It’s a 750-acre multi-purpose motor facility located along the rolling hills of Northeast Georgia, providing a countryside feel for racers.

Being a racer is tricky and risky. Aside from the helmet, joint pads, and fire extinguisher, one must take extreme safety precautions. As one of the lines in the film say — racing isn’t just about being fast.

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