Fast & Furious 6 Tank Car Scene

A scene involving Evans’ character commandeering a tank was originally intended to use CGI to portray the vehicle crushing cars along a Spanish highway, but the final scene used practical effects as the tank really ran over approximately 250 cars during filming. The scene was shot over a three-mile stretch of highway in Tenerife lined with holiday resorts that had to be digitally removed to create a desolate appearance. In fact, it was two souped-up Vickers-Armstrong FV 4201 Chieftain tanks, to be exact – plus a pair of mock-ups built around the heavy-duty chassis of a motorhome. The tank was specially modified to be able to drive at 60mph. The two fake tanks were needed when the weight of the real ones exceeded legal limits on the roads used for filming. The segment’s finale that sees Roman leap to a nearby car and the tank flip was created digitally.

Fast & Furious 6 Tank Car Scene

Fast & Furious 6 Tank Car Scene

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