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Опубликовано: March 3, 2023 в 11:02 am


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Fast & Furious in the Canary Islands, Spain — Detour

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It’s the year-round sun and sand that attract most visitors to the Canary Islands, but in 2012 Dom, Brian, Letty and the gang took a typically explosive trip to film

Fast & Furious 6. Here’s how to trace their tyre tracks.

The crew island hopped between Tenerife and Gran Canaria and to follow the script you’ll need to start on the cliff-hugging TF 445 between Buenavista del Norte and Punta de Teno. It’s here that Brian (Paul Walker) and Dom (Vin Diesel) race side-by-side in their Nissan GT-R and Dodge Challenger. It’s just a little more than six miles, with the first half a nice slow and sinewy build up until the road reaches the coast and turns into a crazy series of curves that threaten to throw you off into the sea. Get through unscathed and you’ll have a new-found admiration for the stunt drivers who absolutely flew through this insane stretch which barely seems wide enough for a one car, let alone the parallel piloting seen in the opening sequence of Fast & Furious 6.

Later we catch up with villainous Owen Shaw (Luke Evans) and his stolen armoured convoy hurtling along the TF 1 highway between Adeje and Guia de Isora. At the time of filming the road was still incomplete, leaving the FF team to conduct a crazy chase involving cars as diverse as a 1974 Ford Escort RS2000, a 1969 Dodge Charger, a 1969 Ford Mustang and, er, a Vickers-Armstrong Chieftan tank. The TF1 is the longest motorway in the Canary Islands, linking the capital Santa Cruz to Santiago del Teide – a distance of around 65 miles with sea views all the way. It’s not an especially challenging drive, unless you’re trying to stop a tank, but a scenic and swift way to cross the island without tackling its volcanic interior.

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Catch a ferry to Gran Canaria for a thrilling climax to your Fast & Furious adventure. The GC-210 from Los Cardones to El Majuelo is known as the loneliest road on the island and takes you through 32 hairpins into the middle of nowhere.