Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Boys Before Flowers: F4 Fancy Wheels

Boys & their expensive toys:
Woo Bin & Yi Jung ponders which car to take
Liz, Orchid & Rooster for a spin in

Ever since i read Dramabean's News bites on the cars each of the F4 drives, i've wanted to do this entry. But i have procrastinated until now, with the reason of searching for good pictures (please do not hotlink!) to go with this entry.

Y'know in some dramas all you see is one car make in which all the leads drive? For instance in Full House everyone was driving a Mercedez and in Bad Love they were all driving BMWs. That would be the case because of car sponsorship for the drama. Well in Boys Before Flowers, you get a much wider variety - more automobile eye candy to feast your eyes on.


So without further ado, let's look into the luxurious world of the Flower Four and see what vehicles they drive around. Are you ready?

Gu Jun-pyo (F4 leader and heir to the Shinhwa empire)


Oh yeah baby, that's one of Jun-pyo's cars - the Lotus Europa S.
Pic: Jun-pyo drives off angrily after Jandi makes him mad.

In the first half of the drama, Jun-pyo drives around in a black Lotus Europa S, a two-seater that goes from 0 to 100 (km/h) in 5.8 seconds and tops out at 241 km/h. It is priced at 84.2 million won (RM298,700).

Later, in the second half of the drama, Jun-pyo doesn't drive the black Lotus Europa S anymore. He then switches to a fiery red Lotus Elise S (RM238,600). I first noticed the red car when Jan-di and Jun-pyo went spying on Gaeul and Yi-Jung's make believe date, and i thought driving around in a bright red sports car while spying on your friends was absolutely ridiculous.



Jun-pyo's Lotus Elise S

When Jun-pyo (Lee Min-ho) is being chauffeured around, he rides in a huge majestic black Cadillac. Sometimes, you will see him driving it too. Lee Min-ho is also the spokes person for the car brand. I've also seen So Yi Jung driving a red/maroon Cadillac in the drama. Okay when all the rich people are being chauffeured, they are in a Cadillac.

Towards the tail end of the drama, we see Jun-pyo driving a BMW. Of course Jun-pyo is super rich and owns a helicopter and private jet to take him places too.


Jun-pyo and his Cadillac






Song Woo-bin (son of a construction & real estate magnate)


Maybe i'm a loner, but i have a hot car!
Woo Bin in his Lotus Elise SC

Woo Bin (Kim Joon) cruises around in a canary yellow Lotus Elise SC (0 to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds, tops out at 240 km/h, priced at 82.2 million won). It's pretty similar to as Jun-pyo's red Lotus Elise S.




So Yi-jung (Playboy extraordinaire & artist)



Yi-jung and his Lotus Exige S240 at Jeju

Yi-jung (Kim Bum) drives an orange Lotus Exige S240, another two-seater with faster acceleration (0 to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds) and tops out at 250 km/h. It goes for 99 million won (RM338,800). It is the most expensive among the Lotus two-seaters you see in the drama.





Yun Ji-hoo (Grandson to an ex-President of Korea & musician)


Ji-hoo on his MV Agusta F4 R 312

Because his parents died in a car crash when he was young, Ji-hoo (Kim Hyun-joong) prefers to ride around in a Massimo Tamburini-designed MV Agusta Superbike most of the time. The superbike actually has a higher top speed than the cars at 312 km/h. The price ranges from 30 million to 40 million won, although the priciest model goes for 150 million won.

But when he wants to make it more comfortable for his lady friend or when he is ferrying more than one around, he opts for a white Mini Cooper S convertible (RM235,000). Ah such a cute car!


Whee...let's go for a joyride in my Mini Cooper S convertible



Ji-hoo tries to over-come his fear of driving as he challenges Jun-pyo in a race. In the race, he drives a white Lotus sports car





So who would you ride with? ;-)


Source: Dramabeans


Also thanks to Mohd Ridhwan (K-popped! reader and car enthusiast) for providing the additional information. :-)

If you liked this entry, you might also like:
Gu Jun-pyo is a vain pot!
Behind the scenes with Lee Min Ho in Jeju-do

43 Comments:

Anonymous said...

JiHoo, Absolutely!

Anonymous said...

^me too.

Rooster said...

Wow, the Lotus' featured are under RM300,000??

I mean, I'm not saying they're cheap, you could buy a house with that thing. I was expecting that they might cost a whole lot more in Malaysia since cars here are all crazy expensive.

cheri said...

Can I ride with each one of them?
Greedy me.Haha..
Those cars look amazing with quite a heavy price tag.

Janica Te said...
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Janica Te said...

really fantabulous !
haha ! yea ~ can i ride jun pyo's ?
haha!

ridhwan joker13 said...

It might be cheap but it is one of the best handling car for its price. It is hand build and Proton owneds them.hahaha.Who would have thought our Proton owns Lotus.hahaha.

Mini cooper S looks unbelievable stylish but its a bit too small.My mom doesnt approved it. :(

Thanks for the credits Orchid!! Sarangheyo!

~Lola~ said...

I would totally ride in the Mini Cooper S!

buffy said...

i would ride with bummmie and jihoo..and chunnie of vxq has a mini cooper also!^_^

Anonymous said...

Jihooo... heeee...

I'm surprised.. Proton owns Lotus?... ah well, one of the country's better investment i guess..

nice story by the way, always wandered about the cars.. as in how it is compared to other top luxury brands.. thanks!

Hallyudorama said...

As much as I would love to ride along with Junpyo, I'd probably choose Jihoo's car. I want a mini cooper for myself. Great post! :-)

missmanderley said...

awww, you forgot Jihoo's white Lotus... it was shown in that episode when him and Joonpyo were going to race, as the 3rd challenge.

penpen09 said...

Definitely it would be Ji Hoo. :">

fizzyhasan said...

i DEFINITELY wanna ride with Woobin, so that he'd never be alone. he's my fav F4 too.

without doubt i wanna ride in Woobin's yellow lotus!!

Rooster said...

@ridhwan joker13: I didn't know proton owns Lotus! :O Well, you learn something everyday!

Orchid said...

@missmanderley You're a sweetheart. Thanks for the reminder of Ji-hoo's white Lotus (the car race episode). I have a pic of that. Forgot to add that one in. All of Ji-hoo's stuff is white. He wears white clothes a lot, even white shoes! hahahaa...

Oh ya...if you want to ask any questions about cars, direct them to ridhwan joker13. He's the expert. :-D

Anonymous said...

no one says i have to pick only one right? i would love to ride with ALL FOR OF THEM :D

F4 is <3

Wawa said...
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Wawa said...

is the price are the same with malaysian price...? coz i thought lotus car can cost up to 1 million ringgit here in malaysia!!!

naa said...

i think you miss out the car that Woo Bin and Yi Jung use in episode where Ga Eul told F3 that Jandi was missing(the time when Haje kidnapped Jandi)and they quickly get into their car to find Junpyo & Jandi.If I not mistaken,Woo Bin own a black one and Yi Jung own maroon or something.Sorry I don't know the brand of the car.

Rooster said...

@Wawa: Ya I guess they really are that cheap.

No wonder I see so many of them parked outside the Loft on Heritage Row. Cis! Posers. :p

Orchid said...

@naa Yi Jung was driving a maroon Cadillac i think. I totally forgot what Woo-bin was driving.

N.A.lovesBI said...

OF COURSE JI HOO'S...^^,

AWWW....
WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE...??? riding with Yun Ji Hoo a.k.a Kim Hyun Joong... ^^, plus with Mini Cooper S.

audrey said...

JIHOO for sure xD

daisyjane said...

Oh yes, definitely Jihoo sunbae. His car looks comfy and adorable!

Ridhwan joker13 said...

@Wawa, the price listed here is the price in MALAYSIAN RINGGIT. Im sure the price is different in Korea. Seriously, cars are cheap..just that our tax are freakin expensive, 300 percent tax :D Thanks Malaysia:D

heres the link on how Malaysia's Import Tax

http://www.malaysia.alloexpat.com/malaysia_information/bringing_your_car_to_malaysia.php

amirah said...

i want to ride jun'pyo car...
black one....
hope my dream come true...

penguin13 said...

ji hoo ofcouse...(^.')

wenyi said...

mini cooper is kinda too small ..
and its too expensive ...

Anonymous said...

cars in malaysia are cheaper compared to singapore.it's rm200k in malaysia but it's sgd200k in singapore

Madamoiselle May said...

it might be cheaper but don't forget the 200% tax imposed by the government when you bring new things into the country. from there you can count... ^^

I wanna to ride in the MINICOOPER S WHITE CONVERTIBLE!!!! T_T my dream carrrrrr........ =(

Anonymous said...

HOW ABOUT CYCLING? WILL F4 JOINT ME? PLEASE....

ssangyong~ said...

nice entry!gud job k-popped!;)

Y U X U A N ♥ said...

JUN PYOOOOO! <3

Anonymous said...

I would love to be on the back of ji hoos motorcycle anyday!!!

caribeandiva said...

I'd ride with JunPyo! Duh! That red Lotus is fire!!

Frenchy said...

i love all of them !! they are so cool !!!!

joymarie292 said...

hahaha!


love cars!!!

Sugar Child said...

I was like...in the middle of drinking ribena while reading this post, when suddenly I saw the price of the cars, I nearly choked and NEARLY sprayed at the computer. lol

besides, whenever I'm with woobin, I don't mind riding in any car!
hahahaaaa~

jovelyn said...

I'd definitely go for Ji-hoo's mini cooper S or MV Agusta bike or his white Lotus. I'd go anywhere with Kim Hyun-joong!!!The mini cooper is timeless!

COOL said...

i fell inlove with the orange Lotus Exige S240 the first time i saw it... i find the orange color so cool, since its not a usual color for a car...but any car will do as long as its with yi jung or more preferably with KIM BUM...lol

**i'm watching bof again and if i'm not mistaken, woo bin drove another car, i think it was a cadillac.

even yi jung was chauffeured around in a black cadillac (ep. 9),and i think he was in another(in different color) when he asked ga eul out..

flizzardo said...

there is another car u forget the latest 7 series... kim bum always chafuered in that car

flizzardo said...

Rooster said...

Wow, the Lotus' featured are under RM300,000??

I mean, I'm not saying they're cheap, you could buy a house with that thing. I was expecting that they might cost a whole lot more in Malaysia since cars here are all crazy expensive.

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asnwer is because Proton owns Lotus therefore they get tax break for having national car status eventhought the car are fully cbu hand build in Norsfolk , England . anyway a real price of the basic lotus elise in Malaysia used to be at RM380,000

 

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