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Vin Diesel's Fast X, The X Means 10 In Roman Numerals

Updated: Mar 20

I went through some articles online mentioning the name chosen for the last Fast and Furious instalment, again. I think this is an excellent moment to clarified the name of the chapter and why it is the number 10.


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Back in August 24, 2021 when Vin Diesel presented the new Fast name to his fans in an Instagram post took the time to explained why number 10:



Vin Diesel


"That excitement is real...

The emotions strong. Haha. Hope, somehow perseveres in this multi generational saga. 10... the final chapter.


A divine number, 10 means a return to unity, the fusion between being and non-being.

The number 10 denotes the completion of a cycle.

So proud of Universal, the incredible team of talent we are blessed to have on this journey.


Grateful for it all and most importantly for all of you."

@vindiesel



In the above post Vin Diesel called the last chapter of the Saga 10 (ten) tree times. No way to get confuse with that explanation and then since August 2021, we all know that the film is being called FAST 10. Also if we take a detailed look at the picture in the post, we can appreciated the letters FX shaved in Vincent's hair alluding the saga last chapter's name.



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Actually the X in Fast X's goes a little further. X equals 10 and is also a tribute to 'Racer X' the inspiration for the first film of Fast and Furious back in 2001 that was taken from an article featured in the May 1998 issue of Vibe Magazine. "Racer X", written by Ken Li, covered street racing in New York City from the point of view of Rafael Estevez, who was interviewed for the piece.


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On September 12, 2021 after the Dolce and Gabbana Fashion Show held in Venice, Italy (and that Vin attended with his closest friends), Vin Diesel extended his vacation time and showed up in Monza, Italy, ahead of the 2021 Italian GP to show his support for Lewis Hamilton, pose for pictures and have a closer look at Hamilton’s Mercedes-AMG F1 car. There is a bond between Formula One champ Lewis Hamilton and actor, singer and producer Vin Diesel the two are also gym buddies.


Lewis Hamilton


"Gym buddy came out to the track yesterday"

@vindiesel




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Back in September 12, 2021 in a second Instagram post from Italy, in Vin Diesel's narrative we can see the hashtag #FX and the hashtag #Italy between others. Indicating another two clues to the Saga's last chapter name: #FX - X means 10 (Ten), using Italian Roman numerals, write X.



VIN DIESEL


"The Race!!

Big things coming..."

#FX #Italy #Leadwithlove #Toretto #Fastsaga

@vindiesel


Vin Diesel second hashtag #Italy, we found Vin' second clue, indicating for the first time that the Fast X Worldwide Premiere will be held in Italy. Now in 2023 Vin Diesel also confirmed the exactly location, city of Rome.


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Since we are Fast and Furious' fans we all know that there are more than 10 feature films already plus two shorts, then why this last chapter is being called number 10? The first film in 2001 was named "The Fast and The Furious" alluding as "Fast" Brian O'Connor and as "Furious" Dominic Toretto.


The Fast and The Furious - 2001

The Entire Fast & Furious Franchise Started With A Story In A Magazine


The beginning of 2001 film, is on a deserted highway, a heist crew (leading by Dominic Toretto), driving three modified Honda Civics assault a truck carrying electronic goods, steal its cargo, and escape into the night. A joint Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and FBI task force sends LAPD officer Brian O'Conner undercover to locate the crew. He begins his investigation at Toretto's Market and flirts with its owner Mia, sister of the infamous street racer Dominic Toretto, while Dominic sits in the back office reading a newspaper. Dominic's crew—Vince, Leon, Jesse, and Dom's girlfriend Letty—arrives. Vince, who has a crush on Mia, starts a fight with Brian until Dominic intervenes. Wikipedia


I also adding below this article BY JEFF KELLY/FEB. 12, 2023 because he is also mentioning the beginning of the saga as "Racer X."

Remember when the "Fast & Furious" franchise was just a street racing "Point Break" rip-off? (Right down to the fact that Johnny Utah's beer of choice in the film was even Corona!) You'd be forgiven if you had forgotten since the folks at Universal seem to have put those humble origins in their rearview mirror as well. These days, the "Fast" crew that started out boosting DVD players and trying to live their lives a quarter mile at a time have essentially become a combination of "G.I. Joe" and "The Avengers," as the most elite team of secret agents, hackers, and just all around badasses on the planet. Got a problem? You've got to call in Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel). Given the fact that Dom and the gang have swung across chasms in cars, raced submarines in cars, parachuted out of planes in cars, and even launched themselves out of Abu Dhabi's Etihad Towers in — you guessed it — cars, it's pretty wild to think that the franchise was ever grounded in reality. And we do mean reality because the original film that spawned a multi-billion dollar box office behemoth was actually inspired by real-world events. Amazingly, the "Fast" franchise can all be traced back to a 1998 article in Vibe called "Racer X," written by journalist Ken Li. And yes, believe it or not, that means that Dominic Toretto himself was (very, very loosely) inspired by a living, breathing human being named Rafael Estevez, who drove in illegal street races all over New York City. We don't know if Estevez was ever contractually obligated to win every fight too, but we sure like to think so.