While we've seen footage of the crew ripping around Iceland and staging drag races in Cuba, we haven't seen too much footage stateside — which makes this clip of them firing cars out of a Cleveland, Ohio, parking structure even more confusing. Of course, the cars are falling into a 35- to 40-car pile-up, which could mean that a substantial part of the film happens in the Midwest, or somewhere that looks like it.
Falling from the structure, we can see a Volkswagen Transporter, a Fiat 500 Abarth and a Jeep Grand Cherokee, among others. Obviously no one was inside the cars while they were plummeting to the ground, but we imagine there will be some tricky camerawork and computer magic to make the scene look realistic.
Combined with what we've already seen, the video clip just reinforces the idea that “Fast & Furious 8” will be more like the last few action-dense installments and move away from the cheese-dense first and second movies. The film is slated for an April 2017 release.
Wesley Wren is an associate editor at Autoweek magazine, a Detroit-based sister publication of Tire Business.