How much would you pay for a sweet piece of cinema history? What if that sweet piece of cinema history also came with the practicality of being a driveable car? According to Entertainment Weekly that's exactly what happened when someone dropped $69,000 on the red Subaru used in the opening scene of Edgar Wright's Baby Driver.
The car used in that scene which is pretty damn cool. Here is the original ebay listing:
"Clear titled 2006 Subaru Impreza Limited. Original color Gray (CGM)The WRX being sold was used as a stunt car in the movie "Baby Driver". This vehicle was converted to rear wheel drive and received an upgraded rear differentials as well as a 2004 STI turbo. It was tuned by Doug Wilkes at DBW Motorsport. This vehicle was also used in the music video for 'Chase Me" by Danger Mouse, Big Boi & Run The Jewels. It was also used by Subaru and Sony for the LA Premiere Red Carpet event. This is a running and driving car. It does have some dings and scratches from the filming of the movie. The overall condition is good."
According to EW that price tag is about $40,000 more than you would spend if you bought a new Subaru WRX but that car isn't a stunt car. A stunt car that they used a lot because Wright wanted to use practical effects as much as possible.
"When you're driving eighty miles an hour and the actors are reacting to what is happening, that is worth its weight in gold," Wright told EW earlier this year. "You don't have to fake any expressions when you're doing 180 degree turns!"
Yeah that is certainly one way to go about getting real reactions from your actors.
Summary: After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.
Baby Driver, directed by Edgar Wright, stars Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Jon Hamm, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Eiza González, and Jon Bernthal. Look for Baby Driver out on digital release on September 12th and on Blu-ray/DVD on October 10th.