If the Super Bowl trailer was any indication, “Fast & Furious 7” will include some of the most outrageous, big-budget stunts the franchise has produced yet, including driving a $3 million supercar through a wall and over the side of a building — a stunt that was performed for real.
Those smoking wheels (literally, thanks to grenade from Jason Statham) Vin Diesel steals from an upper story in a Dubai skyscraper belong to a Lykan HyperSport — a $3.4 million, 3.7-liter, flat-six twin-turbo supercar produced by the Dubai-based W Motors.
The HyperSport — W Motors’ first attempt at a high-powered luxury supercar — packs 750 horsepower, can hit 60 m.p.h. in 2.8 seconds and go all the way to 242 before topping out.
Despite the franchise’s reputation for over-the-top special effects, the driver behind the stunt actually drove the HyperSport used in the film through the side of a mock-up building set and over the edge in a video spotted by Business Insider. The drop obviously isn’t as high as a Dubai skyscraper, but for a $3-million car, its pretty impressive.
“Fast & Furious 7” — the franchise’s most-expensive installment yet with a production budget around $250 million — crashes into theaters April 3, 2015.