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Fast and Furious 7 actually dropped those cars out of an airplane

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The highlight of Furious 7's trailers is without question a sequence where the characters drive out of a moving airplane, and the cars parachute thousands of feet above the road. Yesterday at The Verge New York offices, we had a very long and very heated debate about whether this was a practical effect or if it was mostly computer graphics.

Less than 24 hours later, the Fast and Furious filmmakers released a featurette that shows the crew did, in fact, drop cars from a moving aircraft — along with several humans, cameras in tow. (No, the actors weren't in the driver seat.) So that settles it... unless, of course, the featurette is also CG. Maybe we'll never know for sure.

Furious 7 opens April 3rd.