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There are three cars of interest in the movie Hit and Run: a Cadillac CTS-V wagon, a Corvette Z06, and a modified 1967 Lincoln Continental. Let’s have a quick look at each of them.
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1967 Lincoln Continental

This is probably the car you’re most interested in learning about, Dax Shepard’s ’67 Lincoln Continental. Yes, this is his personal ride, and the boy has chops as he explained to Hot Rod editors:

“I’m from Detroit. My dad sold Fords for a living and my mom worked at the GM proving grounds in Milford. She started as a night shift janitor and worked her way up to fleet manager.”

The Lincoln Continental has been the flagship of the Lincoln brand throughout its production. The Continental has been produced from 1939 to 1948, then from 1956 to 1980, and finally from 1981 to 2002. The 1967 model falls into the fourth generation of the Continental. The fourth-gen started its production run for the 1961 model year. The 1961 Continental introduced rear-hinged ”suicide doors”.  The ’67 was powered by either a 430 cu in (7.0L) to 462 cu in (7.6L) MEL(“Mercury-Edsel-Lincoln”) engine. Despite all of the power provided by such an immense engine, these were fairly slow cars. The main reason for their sluggishness was weight. The ’67 weighed 5,505 pounds, that is 55 pounds heavier than Cadillac limousines produced that year.

Dax’s Conti, however, has been heavily-massaged. It now sports a 521-ci Ford Racing big-block pushing 650-horsepower to the rear wheels through a C6 automatic and 9-inch rear end. The chassis has been stiffened and the car now rides on KYB adjustable shocks in front and QA1 coilovers in the rear. It has Wilwood brakes and a rally-style rear brake pedal for stunt-driving. Speaking of which, Dax did all of his own stunt driving in the movie and this was the car. Check out the video of him talking about the car below.

Cadillac CTS-V Wagon

The CTS-V sport wagon was introduced for the 2011 model year. It features a push-rod OHV V-8 engine and a sport-tuned suspension. A stock CTS-V wagon produces 556 hp and features a 6-speed automatic transmission, but you can order a manual. Additional standard features include Magnetic Ride Control, Brembo brakes, 19 inch wheels and a dual-airflow grille. This is the least fuel efficient wagon on the North American market, barely getting 14 mpg on the highway.

Corvette Z06

The Corvette has been an iconic American car since its introduction in 1953. The Z06 has been an upgraded model offered at various times since the 1963 model year. The car seen in Hit and Run is most likely based on the C6 platform. The Z06 based on this platform first appeared for the 2006 model year. The Z06 is the lightest Corvette to date and is equipped with the 7.0 L (427 cu in)  LS7 engine. The LS7 produces 505 hp. Car and Driver magazine achieved a 0-60 time of 3.6 seconds and finished the quarter-mile in 11.4 seconds at 126 mph with a stock C6 Z06.

Hit and Run has been poorly reviewed by the majority of critics, but is highly praised by people who are simply looking to waste time on a movie full of car chases and Kristen Bell in various states of dress.

 

About the author: Jerry Coffey

 

Jerry Coffey is the financial expert here at AutoFoundry.com. A recovered "debtaholic," he now preaches frugal-living and sound money management here and at Repaid.org, where he is the chief contributor. He works for a major automaker.

 

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