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Fast Layne is a Disney Channel original miniseries that was created by Travis Braun. It is about a girl named Layne who, along with her neighbour Zora, finds a talking car named VIN.

Fast Layne contains examples of

  • Artificial Family Member: VIN was created by Layne's parents, and becomes accepted as a member of the family.
  • Automated Automobiles: VIN can drive himself, though Layne also has the ability to take control if necessary.
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  • The B Grade: Downplayed. Zora is disappointed to "only" receive a 96% on her achievement test, but she doesn't make a big deal about it.
  • Big Bad: Dr. Kwon and Riggins are the main antagonists of the show.
  • Blatant Lies: Layne lies to her aunt in order to keep VIN a secret.
    • In Mile 1, she says that she was sweating from an intense study session.
    • In Mile 2, she says that she's going to the library to study, even though the library is closed on Sunday.
  • Catch-Phrase: Vin's "Cue tire squeal". He even refers to it as a catch phrase.
    Layne: I can't believe I'm saying this, but cue tire squeal.
    Vin: Love the attitude, don't steal my catch phrase.
  • Clashing Cousins: Layne and Mel.
  • Cool Car: Not only can VIN talk, but he can also make his tires grow and go superspeed.
  • Foreshadowing: Before they leave, Layne’s parents tease her by asking about how she feels about a little brother. It turns out that Layne’s parents made VIN, making her and Vin siblings in a way.
    • Also, Zora mentions that VIN and Layne fight like brother and sister.
  • Fun with Acronyms: "VIN" stands for Vehicle Integrated Neurotech.
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  • Go-Getter Girl: Layne. She is in multiple activities, and is a perfectionist.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: Episode titles begin with the phrase "Mile (number)", relating to the episode's number.
  • Line-of-Sight Name: When put on the spot to explain VIN's atypical behaviour, Layne looks at a sign that reads Bamboo Forest Sushi and claims he was a prize she won during a family trip to Bamboo Forest in Japan.
  • Never Trust a Trailer:
    • The promos make the show seem like a lighthearted action comedy when it's really a serialized drama.
    • There's also a scene where Layne says "Let's do it"; it's really two clips spliced together.
  • Only the Chosen May Wield: Layne and her family are the only ones who can drive and control VIN.
  • On the Next/Previously On: Each episode is bridged with what happened in the past episode and what will happen in the next.
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  • Sequel Hook: The final episode ends with Layne and Zora discovering VIN’s DNA scanner has been hacked by someone and their lives are not completely back to normal just yet.
  • Sentient Vehicle: VIN.
  • Series Goal:
    • For Layne: Find out how VIN came to be while protecting him from “bad guys”.
    • For Mel: Discover Layne’s secret and see what she’s up to.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: While Vin and Layne aren’t biologically siblings, they act like this.
  • Unknown Rival: Layne is unaware that Mel is spying on her.
    • Also, Layne's parents don't know that Professor Kwon and Clint Riggins want to make VIN into a weapon.
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