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Old 06-27-2017, 06:47 PM   #1
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Who's going to see Baby Driver? The red WRX definitely caught my eye and the reviews are trending very high too.
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Old 06-27-2017, 06:54 PM   #2
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Finally someone brought this up

I'll see it to support the car lol. What I've noticed, is that they stopped showing the red WRX as much in their marketing campaign, and now the red challenger is getting more exposure.

I've been wondering if some deal was made, especially since the challenger is more of a popular car vs. a ten year old WRX.

It's so nice to see that the greatest design (just my opinion) was used in the movie Elysium and now this "Baby Driver" movie, ten years later.
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Old 06-27-2017, 08:15 PM   #3
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Finally someone brought this up...
There's been a thread about this in OT for months.
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Old 06-27-2017, 08:56 PM   #4
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Finally someone brought this up

I'll see it to support the car lol. What I've noticed, is that they stopped showing the red WRX as much in their marketing campaign, and now the red challenger is getting more exposure.

I've been wondering if some deal was made, especially since the challenger is more of a popular car vs. a ten year old WRX.

It's so nice to see that the greatest design (just my opinion) was used in the movie Elysium and now this "Baby Driver" movie, ten years later.
From the other Baby Driver thread, somebody mentioned Subaru giving out tickets for the movie so I'm guessing both Subaru and Dodge chipped in money to the movie. Who knows what the details are, but it's worth noting that Edgar Wright also had a WRX in Hot Fuzz. https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/sho...1&postcount=53
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Old 06-28-2017, 12:42 PM   #5
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Finally someone brought this up

I'll see it to support the car lol. What I've noticed, is that they stopped showing the red WRX as much in their marketing campaign, and now the red challenger is getting more exposure.

I've been wondering if some deal was made, especially since the challenger is more of a popular car vs. a ten year old WRX.

It's so nice to see that the greatest design (just my opinion) was used in the movie Elysium and now this "Baby Driver" movie, ten years later.
That wrx in Elysium was so sick! I'm glad I'm not the only person to have noticed that
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Old 06-27-2017, 11:18 PM   #6
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Its nice seeing a WRX in a movie instead of the STi version
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Old 06-28-2017, 12:45 PM   #7
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I too was wondering why they didn't have an STI.

Yea the elysium one was cool, and it's actually that actor/artists personal car I'm pretty sure. And, I think it's only an impreza lol
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Old 06-28-2017, 02:28 PM   #8
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For those wondering about the modifications about the car, Jeremy Fry, one of the stunt drivers for the film, spoke with Autoblog in this article.

http://www.autoblog.com/2017/06/22/b...ew-subaru-wrx/

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If you're like us, you're probably pretty excited about the upcoming Edgar Wright film, Baby Driver. It's a heist movie centered around car chases, all with some musical accompaniment. What really stood out to us in the trailer was that the driving looked like what we've seen in stunt videos, rather than the absurd action of the Fast and Furious franchise. And now, having spoken with one of the stunt drivers for the film, Jeremy Fry, it sounds like the driving is just what we expected, and we're even more excited.

Before we go much farther, we should introduce the real man behind the wheel. Jeremy Fry is a professional stunt driver who started in the business by working and teaching at a stunt driving school called the Motion Picture Driving Clinic. He was there for 12 years and eventually became head instructor. He also spent time learning how to drift with a 1996 Ford Mustang and even did some rally racing. So far, he's been involved in a number of movies including the John Wick films. He's most certainly a car enthusiast through and through if his collection is anything to go by. He has a Nissan 180SX with a turbocharged SR20 four-cylinder, a Nissan 240SX for Chump Car and LeMons racing, his 1983 Toyota Corolla rally car, and a modified 1959 Morris Minor. He also has a Prius as his commuter car, but we'll cut him some slack, since gas is expensive in California.

On set, Fry was driving a pretty wide array of automobiles, too, including the film's clear hero car, a 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX. As is the case with movies, that car isn't quite what it seems. In fact, it's actually a few cars. Fry told us that each of the Subarus for the film was tweaked in different ways. The most conventional ones were a stock WRX STI, which had the rear wings changed out for WRX versions, and a hopped up WRX with over 320 horsepower, a heavier clutch, and the differentials from an STI.

The other two were a bit more unusual. One was an automatic car that had a seat and controls fitted to the roof. This car allowed the crew to film the actors "driving," without them having to worry about actually controlling the car. Another one was the car Fry said was his favorite to drive. It was a WRX with a modest power boost up to the high 200-horsepower range, and it was converted to rear-wheel drive.

In addition to the Subarus, the movie features a Chevrolet Avalanche, an SRT Dodge Challenger, and a Mercedes-Benz S550. That Mercedes presented a few challenges. According to Fry, to keep traction and stability control from intervening, they found a special dyno mode. Unfortunately, that also switched off the electronic limited-slip differential, making it hard to drift. To overcome this issue, they welded up the differential. This worked, but it also resulted in breaking axles. Fry said, "We went through axles like Skittles."

It's fortunate, then, that the Subarus were the stunt workhorses, and were featured in a shot of which Fry sounded quite proud. He called it the "180 In-and-Out" and it's visible in the trailer shown above. According to him, it was pretty difficult, in part because of the speeds. He said that right at the start when first driving past the trucks, he was going 55 mph. From there, the car spins around to the right, and then 180 degrees left to drive away. Fry said a further complicating factor was that the pavement was grippier than when they practiced. They covered the road in water to make it slipperier, but he said that made him nervous because he hadn't tried it in the wet. It turned out fine, as you can plainly see.

That shot was entirely real, too, as were all of the stunt driving segments. Fry said the only computer work used on shots was to clean up the images, and never to make the driving seem more grandiose or dangerous. He said that a number of stunts are even featured in their entirety without any cuts. With that in mind, it sounds like Baby Driver is going to be a joy for fans of excellent, authentic car chases, and we can't wait to see it.
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Old 06-28-2017, 11:01 PM   #9
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I just got back from seeing the movie. It was really good and kind of reminded me of a transporter type movie. I highly recommend this movie, was worth my time.
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Old 06-29-2017, 08:35 AM   #10
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Saw the premier after WBM, great movie. I wish the WRX was used more but really cool movie for sure.
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Old 06-29-2017, 08:46 AM   #11
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still have to see it, but the trailer made me miss my old 06 wrx
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Old 06-29-2017, 10:26 AM   #12
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Edgar Wright doesn't make bad movies
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Old 06-29-2017, 01:07 PM   #13
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wrx needed more screen time. movie was decent. went places i was hoping it wouldn't, but whatever. i enjoyed it. great soundtrack.
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Old 06-29-2017, 03:37 PM   #14
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wrx needed more screen time. movie was decent. went places i was hoping it wouldn't, but whatever. i enjoyed it. great soundtrack.
My thoughts exactly.
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Old 06-30-2017, 03:58 PM   #15
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wrx needed more screen time. movie was decent. went places i was hoping it wouldn't, but whatever. i enjoyed it. great soundtrack.
It's a movie starring characters that develop a story. It's understandable that a car is just a tool that characters use to tell their story. The car cannot tell that story itself. I also dont expect any car to survive in any movie or be the primary focus.

I'm just happy that Subaru got some screen time.
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Old 06-30-2017, 08:49 PM   #16
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It's a movie starring characters that develop a story. It's understandable that a car is just a tool that characters use to tell their story. The car cannot tell that story itself. I also dont expect any car to survive in any movie or be the primary focus.

I'm just happy that Subaru got some screen time.
it's that i didn't expect a certain kind of character development from the trailers. i wanted more heist, less... trying to avoid spoilers.
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Old 07-01-2017, 11:17 AM   #17
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it's that i didn't expect a certain kind of character development from the trailers. i wanted more heist, less... trying to avoid spoilers.
Good thing it was a WRX, then, at it avoids the spoiler.
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Old 06-29-2017, 04:47 PM   #18
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http://www.thedrive.com/news/11739/b...sed-in-filming

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ony Pictures' Baby Driver doesn't hit theaters until next week, but based on the action-packed trailer and early reviews it looks capable of making a Subie fan out of practically anyone. That's definitely true for star Ansel Elgort, who just revealed in a new interview with Vanity Fair that he successfully begged Sony to let him keep one of the red 2006 Subaru WRXs used in the film.

Growing up in amidst Manhattan's pedestrian-clogged blocks, Elgort got his driver's license just four years ago and never owned a car, so starring as the movie's titular fresh-faced getaway driver meant he had to take his skills from zero to 100—and fast. But thanks to a crash course in high-performance driving from veteran stuntman Jeremy Fry, Elgort could J-turn with the best of them by the time director Edgar Wright started filming.

More importantly, Fry also imparted some precious knowledge in this day and age—how to drive stick. And even though Elgort now has the resources to buy the C3 Corvette Stingray he dreamed about as a child, he experienced something of an epiphany during those long days behind the wheel of the ten-year-old Subaru WRX on the set of Baby Driver. Out with the vintage American muscle, in with the mid-aughts hawkeyed fun.


"I just harassed Sony and asked once a week. 'Please give me one. I know you have like six of them. Let me have one. Let me have one. I'll pay for it. I'll this, I'll that,'" he told Vanity Fair. "I just kept asking, asking, asking. And eventually, they finally said fine, you can have one. We wrapped the film last May. I finally got it in March. They gave it to me for my birthday."

Elgort, who once backed his mother's station wagon into another car at a gas station, talks like a total convert now.

"Now I'm a total car guy and I love driving stick," he said. "When it’s raining and I'm in Long Island, and I know I have a little bit of loose traction, I always do a power 90 into the driveway. I love it when a car is behind me—not too close, but a little bit—so they’re like, 'What the **** was that?'"
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Old 06-30-2017, 09:38 AM   #19
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Saw it last night. I thought it was good but not much wrx time. Liked the movie though!
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Old 07-02-2017, 03:05 AM   #20
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The rear wheel drive, as well as the STI swapped wrx used in the movie will be up for sale August 15th.
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Old 07-02-2017, 07:02 PM   #21
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Just saw this movie. 5/5. The storytelling is fantastic. If you come to the movie with the expectation that the WRX is going to be the feature car throughout the movie, you're going to be highly disappointed.
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Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 07-04-2017, 07:10 PM   #23
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The wrx was the only thing good in this movie. If you want to watch a good movie with driving, just watch drive.
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Old 07-15-2017, 08:40 PM   #24
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Will watch again.
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Old 07-16-2017, 08:15 AM   #25
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the WRX was the best car scene
Just wished they used better cars, but the movie was dope!
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