Tyrese Gibson’s heartwarming reaction to seeing Paul Walker’s Nissan Skyline for first time in years

It seemed to bring back a lot of memories

  • Here’s the touching moment Fast and the Furious star, Tyrese Gibson, sees the Nissan Skyline of his co-star, Paul Walker
  • Paul died during the production of Furious 7 in a car accident
  • “Just looking at this car makes me miss my brother”

Published on Apr 16, 2024 at 8:15PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Apr 17, 2024 at 7:26PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Adam Gray

The moment Fast and the Furious star, Tyrese Gibson, sees the Nissan Skyline of his co-star, Paul Walker, will leave a lump in your throat.

Gibson played Roman Pearce in the renowned street-racing franchise alongside Walker, who played protagonist, Brian O’Conner, prior to his death.

Paul Walker last appeared in person as Brian O’Conner in Furious 7, but his tragic death on 30 November 2013 during production meant that some of his scenes needed to be digitally finished.

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The 40-year-old actor was in the passenger seat of a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT alongside his friend, Roger W. Rodas, when they crashed north of Los Angeles, California, US.

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They were thought to be traveling at around 161 km/h (100 mph).

The car goes back to the 2003 movie 2 Fast 2 Furious, the second installment of the Fast & Furious franchise.

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It was the first time Gibson had seen the Nissan Skyline in all those years.

And it seems the memories came flooding back, as it was driven by Walker in the film.

The video shows Tyrese getting emotional as he embraces the roof of the car and cries as he expresses how much he misses his co-star and friend.

“Still so hard – I love you, Paul,” he says.

“Like my brother,” he adds. “Just looking at this car makes me miss my brother.”

The two-door coupe Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 was made between 1999 and 2002.

The Nissan Skylines produced for the film were all R34s (the model itself was introduced back in 1998).

The R34s in the films were powered by an RB26DETT 2.6-liter, DOHC, 24-valve straight six sitting longitudinally in the engine bay that’s force-fed by twin turbos and officially rated at 280 hp.

The R34’s engine feeds a six-speed Getrag gearbox that then sends power to the ATTESA all-wheel-drive system, which electronically varies the torque split.

In the film, the Nissan Skyline successfully makes a bridge jump to win a street race hosted by Tej Parker.

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