The Maxima was selected as Vince's car largely out of convenience - it was available and it was an automatic transmission, making it easier for the actor to drive. While it would have been nice to have 3000GT or a 300ZX (Z32), the producers didn't want Vince to have a car that might steal the spotlight from the Supra or the RX7. Since the car would play only a minor role, and since we already enough Hondas, Acuras and other popular tuner cars, the Maxima would do just fine.
Stillen Custom Exhaust
Stillen Air Intake
NGK Iridium Spark Plugs
Hose Techniques Silicone Hose Kit
Dodge Viper GTS Metallic Blue Paint
Sir Michael’s reverse-punched hood louver system
Stillen full urethane body kit
Custom reverse-mounted hood
HKS cupholder-mounted boost gauge
Custom blue-suede seating accents
Torasport Blue carbon fiber dash overlays
Neon lighting accents
VehicleLighting.com HID driving lights
Stillen/AP Racing 14″ Brakes (front)
Stillen cross drilled rotors (rear)
Stillen strut tower support
Eibach Pro-Kit Springs
Yokohama 235/40/ZR18 AVS S1 Tires
19″ TSW Trophy Wheels
Clarion VRX610 In-dash AM/FM/CD Controller with 6.4 inch LCD TV
Two Clarion VMA7191 7 inch Widescreen TV’s
Clarion VS715 Single DIN In-Dash DVD/CD/MP3 Player
Clarion DPH7500 DSP/EQ
Clarion RDC655T 6 Disc Changer
Clarion TTX7501 TV Tuner
Three JBL W12Gti 12 inch Woofers
Two sets Infinity Kappa Perfect 6.1 Separates
Three JBLP1200.1 1200 watt x 1 channel Amps
Two JPL 80.4 80 watts x 4 channel Amps
Two Optima Gel Cell batteries
247 front wheel horsepower
0-60 in 5.6 seconds (on 19 inch street tires)
¼ mile in 14.6 seconds at 95mph
Top speed = 140 mph
Curb weight = 3,250 lbs.(estimated)
The Maxima was chosen because we really needed a tuner car to fill a minor role. While it would have been nice to have a 300ZX, a 3000GT, or any number of other Japanese tuner cars, we really didn’t have the budget to go out and build replicas for stunts.
The decision was made to relegate whatever car we chose for Vince to a more minor role. Since my lady had this car for her daily commute, it was deemed acceptable.
The car had pretty much every part Stillen made for the car and it had would key feature – it could do a big, giant smoky burnout…if you did a neutral drop. That’s right, the car was an automatic transmission car.
The car also had a $20,000 stereo system in it and at Race Wars, it provided music for many of the extras we had on-set as entertainment.