You there. On a scale of one to Vin Diesel, how fast and furious would you say your life is right now? If you need more of both those things, look no further than this eBay auction for the lime green Mitusbishi Lancer Evolution from 2 Fast 2 Furious.
As weekend czar Mike Ballaban will probably tell you, the second film in the Fast and Furious franchise really dropped off in terms of car quality. (As well as the quality of its acting, story cohesiveness, general watchability and probably everything else.)
There was the R34 Skyline GT-R at the beginning that I remember geeking out over back in 2003 — mind you, this was pre-R35 GT-R, back when the only people in America who knew about Skylines were Gran Turismo players, Evo subscribers, Initial D fans and other weirdos like you and me — but other than that, the car selection in this movie isn't all that great.
The purple Mitsubishi Eclipse that Tyrese apparently borrowed from his mom? Girl, please.
But that Evo VII was a pretty respectable choice. It actually showed up in the movie before the car was on sale in the U.S., which I'm sure generated a ton of hype for the car. Wikipedia says most of the stunt cars used in the movie were gussied up base model Lancers, but this bad boy up for grabs on on eBay is apparently the real deal.
It also comes with this somewhat hilarious, sadly all-caps description that describes it as "THE HOTTEST IMPORT CAR ON THE STREETS":
IT HAS ONLY 800 MILES ON IT AND IS LEGAL TO BE REGISTERED ON THE STREETS. WE HAVE A CLEAN ARIZONA TITLE AND HAVE OWNED THE CAR IN OUR PRIVATE COLLECTION SINCE 2011. IT IS ONE OF THE FEW CARS FROM ALL THE FAST AND FURIOUS MOVIES THAT ACTUALLY IS FAST. IT IS A REAL EVOLUTION VII AND THEY WERE FAST STOCK.
IT IS EXACTLY LIKE YOU SEE IT IN THE MOVIE EXCEPT IT DOES NOT HAVE AN ELABORATE ONBOARD COMPUTER AND DOES NOT SOUND LIKE IT HAS A BLOWOFF VALVE INSIDE THE CAR.
In addition to the Evo, whose performance credentials are unassailable, you also get some of the best "tuner car" tropes from the early 2000s that are now considered passe, like an eye-searing paint job, "Euro tails" (Jesus Christ), underbody lights and an aluminum spoiler.
Makes me pine for the good old days. Except not, honestly.
As of this writing, the "buy it now" price is $39,995. I actually think that's a nice price considering it was used in the actual film, it only has 800 miles on it, and it's not far off from the price of a new Evo.
I also modified the interior to be more accurate to the films. Wrong movie, I know, but I couldn't help myself.
What do you think, Jalops? Nice price or crack pipe for Paul Walker's fearsome steed?