The comedian/actor Eddie Griffin destroyed a rare million-dollar Enzo Ferrari (which belonged to the film's producer, Daniel Sadek) on Monday 3/26/07, when he crashed it into a barricade while promoting this movie. He was unhurt in the low-speed incident, at Irwindale Speedway, about 20 miles east of Los Angeles. He was practicing for a celebrity charity racing event tied to this upcoming film, causing $300,000 damage to the car (including labor and parts). Sadek estimated that the car was worth $1.1 million, and said he was just happy that Griffin was unharmed.
Redline marks the on-screen debut of the Swedish-made Koenigsegg CCX. Priced at over $500,000, the CCX sports a 4.7 liter twin-supercharged V8 that churns out 806 horsepower and does a top speed of over 245 mph.
Prior to the demise of his company, Quick Loan Funding, Sadek was forced to sell off all his car collection, including those featured in the film. One of them, the crash damaged Enzo was acquired by Texan dealer, Matt Groner of Matthews Auto Sales. As the main tub was intact with no chassis straitening, the Enzo only needed new authentic parts bolted in, worth $91,000. The car has since found a new owner.
At the sequence where Carlos waits outside an airport for Jason to pick him up, behind his Ferrari is a Nissan Sileighty (Nissan 180SX with Nissan Silvia S15 nose) driven by a pair of Asian carjackers. The Sileighty was formerly owned by the renowned Japanese tuning company, Signal Auto, who used the car to enter drifting contests by various drivers.