Love them or hate them, the Fast and the Furious movie franchise continues to bring in huge amounts of money at the worldwide box office, despite moving more away from the original street racer genre that it started with. The Dodge//SRT brand has seen this and has continued to support the franchise and have a number of the brand’s vehicles showcased in the film.
Back in September, actor Vin Diesel gave us our first sneak peek at one of the main Mopar cars that will star in the ninth-installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise (Fast & Furious 9). The car was a highly-modified 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, equipped with an aftermarket widebody kit, Demon-style hood and wheels, and pair of stripes that run the full length of the car.
More recently in January, we got a better look at the car in question when the car was featured in the first movie trailer release of the movie. This time we got to see the widebodied Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat going offroad and even doing an unrealistic jump (Fast and Furious style) of a cliff and swinging up the remains of a suspension bridge.
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Universal Pictures and the cast and crew of Fast & Furious 9, have all made statements over social media that the movie has been pushed back a full year, due to concerns of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) global crisis. So instead of being released on May 22nd, 2020, the movie will be released on April 2nd, 2021. A huge bummer for those who want to see some wild Mopar action on the big screen.
Dodge//SRT has been using footage of the upcoming movie in its new “House of Power” campaign, that kicked off last month. We have yet to hear from Dodge//SRT if they will continue to use the Vin Diesel narrated commercials, as the brand was using them to promote its partnership with the franchise leading up the movie’s release.
Until then, I guess we are going to be stuck watching reruns of the earlier installments of the franchise for quite some time.