The movie Baby Driver is a must-watch for any car enthusiast. Directed by Edgar Wright, the star-studded heist film features Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm, Eiza González, and Jamie Foxx. If you've never seen it, I'd recommend checking out the opening scene, and I guarantee it'll have you hooked. It features a beautiful 2006 Subaru WRX in an action-packed car chase scene. This WRX stunt car had a short life in the movie, however, the intense getaway made the opening bank robbery scene a very memorable moment of the movie.
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Behind the Baby Driver Subaru Car Chase
Stunt driver Jeremy Fry is the man controlling this car as it speeds through the city streets. Between the tire smoke, the high-speed maneuvers, and the epic turbo noises, it's hard to take your eyes off of the screen. There's plenty of movie cars they could have chosen, whether it be a Porsche, Toyota, or BMW, but something about this red Subaru Impreza WRX just seemed like it was the perfect choice.
Maybe you noticed, but this is no ordinary Subaru WRX. There were countless modifications made to the vehicle to ensure that it performed exactly in the way it needed to. One of the bigger modifications was swapping the all-wheel drive system out for rear-wheel drive. That might seem a little silly, but it was necessary to do the drifting that was required during the chase. It was also fitted with a hydraulic handbrake, so the rear tires had the ability to lock up instantly, which helped initiate the sideways sliding. There were plenty other performance bits on the build sheet, and it really made this car one of a kind.
Baby Driver Subaru WRX Sale
If you didn't catch it while it was up on eBay, you missed your chance to purchase this RWD Subaru. But, if you think you would have been interested, take a gander at the price it went for. $69,100!
While I get the desire for the car, it does seem a bit pricey for a 168,000-mile vehicle that has likely been driven extremely hard. It's pretty safe to assume the car also had a number of dings and dents around it after filming. Additionally, if you take into consideration the amount of modifications that have been done to it, it's not even really a true WRX anymore.
Either way, it's still an awesome ride that someone now gets to have the pleasure of owning. I might even argue that this thing would be cooler to own than a decked-out Subaru WRX STI. One thing is for sure, the owner will gets lots of attention in this ride if he ever brings it out to a car show.
This post was originally published on July 6, 2020.