DETROIT — Two Dodge muscle cars — a Charger and a Challenger — along with a Jeep Wrangler will star in chase scenes in "Furious 7," the latest installment of the "Fast and Furious" film series.
The seventh installment of the wildly popular street-racing movie series will feature a candy red 2015 Dodge Charger, a green and black 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T and an armored 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.
The film, set to debut April 3, will receive tremendous hype because it will be the last to include actor Paul Walker, who died in a fiery car crash in November 2013.
Dodge has been a partner with Universal Pictures since the inception of the movies, which also star Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson. The partnership includes advertising and marketing support from the automaker for the movie.
The site includes movie stills and information about the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, Charger SRT Hellcat, Charger R/T Scat Pack and Charger 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker.
But for "Furious 7," FCA US, the automaker previously known as Chrysler, has also formed a partnership with Atlantic Records.
On March 17, Atlantic Records will release "Furious 7: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack," the musical companion to Universal Picture's "Furious 7." Music videos that support the soundtrack will include current and vintage Dodge vehicles.
"Fast Dodge cars, adrenaline-filled action and heart-pounding music have fueled the 'Fast and Furious' movie franchise," Olivier Francois, chief marketing officer for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said in a statement.
For the first time, Dodge is broadening its longtime partnership with an innovative new Atlantic Records collaboration that truly expands the power and reach of the Fast & Furious franchise and provides a natural extension for showcasing Dodge's most powerful new performance vehicles to movie, music and car enthusiasts everywhere."
The Dodge brand is a partner with Universal Pictures for "Furious 7."
Two different Dodge models and a Jeep will play high-profile roles in chase scenes in the movie. Dodge has been partner in all of the prior "Fast and Furious" movies as well.
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