Excitement is mounting for the approaching release of Fast and Furious 6, in what is expected to be 2013's most important film on many of VaRaces member's car chase calendar.
And just to further fuel the hype train, Universal has released a final trailer, as the release draws ever closer next month.
While most of the footage has been recycled from other trailers, we get a further glimpse into what promises to be the most OTT action scene in the series to date, featuring an flying Ford Escort MKII, a Dodge Daytona, a Ford Mustang, a tank and a long Mexican highway. Certainly a rousing recipe, but the trailer confirms our fears that, criminally, neither the Mustang of the Daytona make it in one piece.
Our only worry is that, like many modern trailers, there won't be many surprises left in the final film, as the trailer goes out of its way to showcase the film's numerous hi-octane action sequences as frequently as possible.
Not that we're complaining. Every Fast and Furious film to date as upped the ante in terms of automotive action, and Justin Lin's final stint as director of the series in this sixth instalment looks to be no exception.
Indeed, whereas Fast Five crammed most of its action, and its inflated budget, in the final 15 minute Brazilian bank heist segment, Fast and Furious Six looks as if it will contain ambitious stunts throughout the film, from the Flip Car sending British police cars soaring through the air and cars catapulting through showrooms and convoy ambushes, to traditional night time street races and a rampaging tank leaving a trail of destruction on a public highway. We wouldn’t have it any other way.
Fast and Furious 6 races into UK cinemas May 17th and May 24th in the US. Considering much of the film was shot in London and Glasgow, we’d say that's a perfectly fair order of release.