After 50 years, the Ford Mustang is still one of the most sought after muscle cars. During that time, it has made appearances in over 3,200 movies and television shows. Coming in March 2014, a custom built, one-of-a-kind Mustang will makes its big screen debut in “Need for Speed” from DreamWorks.
Whereas most people watch movies to see their favorite actors, I will have my eye on the screen for the Mustang in Need for Speed. The purr of its supercharged V8 engine is enough to send goosebumps up and down my body.
“On-screen or on the road, the visceral sight and sound of Mustang has been inspiring fans for nearly five decades.” ~Jim Farley, Ford executive vice president, global marketing, sales and service and Lincoln
The Mustang used in the film also features unique 22″ alloy wheels, wider body, and larger air intakes to feed the engine under its classic Mustang twin-nostril hood. In fact, I spoke with a few of the Ford Mustang execs that told me there were approximately 7 cars made for the film. Each one served a purpose, including a camera car that allowed the filmmakers to capture car racing action in both new and exciting ways.
You will also notice low-profile mirrors, extended rocker panels, and redesigned splitter. As well as the rear spoiler and diffuser that were both created to “improve airflow, thus reducing drag and giving additional traction for high-speed acceleration.”
Aaron Paul even spent a little time in Driving School to learn how to do a bit of stunt driving for the movie. Take a look:
Need for Speed
I was recently given the opportunity at the NAIAS to take a seat inside the Need for Speed show car Mustang and get a good look at its features. We were also shown a 20 minute, exclusive preview of the movie and listened to director, Scott Waugh, speak about why he chose the iconic car for his film.
“I chose Mustang because it is a car that really represents American culture. It just represents modern muscle, and it’s iconic, having been in some of the greatest car chase movies of all time.” ~Scott Waugh
You don’t want to miss this action-packed movie!
Need for Speed opens in theaters across the U.S. on March 14, 2014. It chronicles a “near-impossible cross-country race against time — one that begins as a mission for revenge, but proves to be one of redemption.” The film stars Aaron Paul (of “Breaking Bad” fame) who plays Tobey Marshall, alongside Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots, Scott Mescudi, and Michael Keaton.