"This had better not be about no damn cigar!"
With the search for Cipher ongoing, Mr. Nobody alerts Dom’s crew to the existence of a man known only as the “War Snake,” a one-time international crime boss who’d apparently gone legit years ago—until he was photographed with none other than Cipher herself.
Somebody needs to go in deep with the syndicate…and that body is Roman Pearce.
Roman has come a long way from his misspent youth with Brian on the streets of Barstow, when he did three years behind bars under the wrong belief that Brian set him up. But all ill-will vanished when Roman helped Brian take down a drug lord in exchange for his criminal record being expunged.
His quick wit and accidental bravery brought him into the heart of Dom’s family, and it wasn’t long before Roman’s unique skillset aided the $100 million Rio heist. An invaluable member of the crew, he even orchestrated a scheme that had them exit a plane with parachutes strapped to their cars.
Roman’s “Double Alpha and Man Candy” showiness and intimate knowledge of all things with a motor is vital to the team’s success, but he’ll need to “shine brightly, like only Roman Pearce can” if he’s going to survive deep undercover in Fast & Furious Crossroads.
Silver Satin Metallic
The Aston Martin DB11 has the kind of pedigree to gain anyone the respect they crave—ask Roman, whose Silver Satin DB11 in Fast & Furious Crossroads is pretty-much double-alpha man-candy with the kind of luxury interior to complement his threads.
The DB11 is two metric tons of British loveliness masking a 5.2L twin-turbo 48-valve V12 punching-out 600-well-bred horses. It’s also Aston Martin’s first car in its much-touted “Second Century Plan” and comes with all the new gizmos and old-school refinement that’ll assure Aston Martin another century of success.
That new tech comes in the form of an Aeroblade, a “virtual” wing at the rear that sees the DB11 draw air through the C-pillar vents and push it back through the trunk to create a de facto spoiler. Of course, if that’s not enough downforce for whatever stunt you’re pulling, there’s always the sharp-as-a-knife, pop-up Gurney flap.
The Silver Satin sheen of Roman’s DB11 connected to drop-dead beauty, comfort, and noble heritage: does that remind you of anything? Maybe the specially-designed tires for the DB11 is a clue—they’re named Bridgestone S007.
Candy Red Metallic
The Ford GT has a long and storied history for Dom’s family; remember how Dom told Mia to drive a ’65 Ford GT40 off the train to their hideout in Rio, and how it contained a microchip that led the crew to the $100million ”belonging” to crime-lord Hernan Reyes?
For Fast & Furious Crossroads, Roman’s got himself another Ford GT, this time a 2017-spec’ road-going version. And by road-going, Roman means a car that was built to win the classic Le Mans 24-Hour race exactly 50 years after the original GT40 won the world’s most important endurance race … and then altered just enough to be let loose on the street.
The Ford GT is a racecar for the road—a twin-turbo V-6 kicking-out 647 hp pinned to all the active aero’ and race-proven tech (check out the pop-up air-brake!) to get anyone some respect.
Just try not to ice-surf on any doors…