|Directed by||Philip Atwell|
|Produced by||Neal H. Moritz|
|Written by||Keith Dinielli|
by Gary Scott Thompson
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|Running time||6 minutes|
Turbo-Charged Prelude is a 2003 short film, directed by Philip Atwell, featuring Paul Walker reprising his role as Brian O'Conner, in a short series of sequences which bridge The Fast and the Furious with its first sequel, 2 Fast 2 Furious. The short film was included on a new print of the DVD of the first film, known as the Tricked Out Edition, which was released on June 3, 2003 to tie with the theatrical release of the second film.
After letting Dominic Toretto escape from the authorities, Brian O'Conner leaves his home in Los Angeles in his modified Mitsubishi 3000 GT VR-4 before LAPD and the FBI launch a national manhunt on him. While on the run, he makes a living out of winning street races in Phoenix, Arizona, and Albuquerque, New Mexico. One night at a motel, Brian is forced to abandon his car when the local police surround it. He manages to hitch a ride from a woman in a Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder and is dropped off at a used car lot in San Antonio, Texas, where he buys a Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 in poor condition. Brian rents out a garage to modify the car before using it to win more races. Arriving in Miami he sees Slap Jack's Toyota Supra and Orange Julius' Mazda RX-7 before the screen reads "2 be continued..."
- Paul Walker as Brian O'Conner
- Minka Kelly as the Girl (uncredited)
- Rodney Neil as the Police officer (uncredited)