Keanu Reeves is an absolutely amazing talent, especially when you account for the fact that he does his own driving, weapon work, and other stunts. His return as a pencil-wielding assassin in John Wick: Chapter 2 also meant the return of the character’s 1969 Mustang.
The film crew built and destroyed five classic pony cars while shooting the film. To be able to impress moviegoers with his skills handling these cars, Keanu underwent extensive driver training so he wouldn’t have to rely entirely on stunt drivers. Although training for the sequel was more of a refresher from what he already learned for the first movie.In this movie, the car is used more as a weapon than a mode of transportation, and Keanu hit something so hard that he ripped the steering wheel off the steering column.
Original published at "gearheads4life" website.