The hero car from The Fast & The Furious has sold for nearly three quarters of a million dollars, but isn't all that it seems.
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The 1994 Toyota Supra from the original Fast & Furious movie has sold at auction for US$550,000 – or AU$733,000 – and is believed to be the second most expensive Supra ever sold.

First appearing in The Fast & The Furious and driven by the late Paul Walker, the 'A80' Supra was the hero car of the film, famously being built into a "10-second car" by the protagonists and showing an arrogant Ferrari driver why Japanese performance cars should never be underestimated.

Powered by a 3.0-litre '2JZ-GTE' twin-turbo six-cylinder engine, this particular vehicle sent power to the rear wheels through an automatic transmission – but had a manual gearknob installed for continuity.

This vehicle was also used in the sequel, 2 Fast 2 Furious, where it was changed into Slap Jack's Supra. The car has since been returned to its original livery.

It was one of several vehicles built for the first movie, with an identical non-turbo Supra selling in 2015 for US$185,000 (AU$233,000 at the time), and another stunt car selling later for US$199,000 (AU$265,000).

But the most expensive Supra sold belongs to a current-generation 'A90' model, with the very first vehicle to roll off the production line selling at auction for US$2.1 million (AU$2.8 million) in January 2019.