This weekend is the debut of the all new Need For Speed movie, featuring a number of well-known actors and one very well known ponycar–the Ford Mustang.
Need For Speed is set to air on 3/14/2014 as an action packed film based on the popular Electronic Arts video game (Take the 2015 Mustang for a ride courtesy of EA). While the Mustang you see tearing through the streets in the movie is a 2014 variant, the 2015 Mustang also made the cut:
In the movie, actor Aaron Paul (star actor from the TV show Breaking Bad) whips around in a highly modified for television Mustang that’s based around a 2014 Mustang GT500. While the wide body Shelby steals the show, Aaron Paul also gets behind the wheel and shows off the new 2015 model, as seen in the above clips.
The GT500 was outfitted with a custom built wide-body kit specifically for the movie and with filming and promotional footage now in the past, this one-off Mustang will be auctioned off for a good cause. This blue and silver “hero” car grabs your attention the moment it hits the screen. According to the director Scott Waugh, the Mustang was a perfect fit for his movie:
” The best movie cars combine tons of power, rear-wheel drive, great handling and the ability to be easily flung around corners…Mustang fits the bill perfectly ”
And while the movie’s protagonist, Toby Marshall (played by Aaron Paul), may be seated in a 2014 wide-body Shelby at heart, the body is all its own. In fact, some of the hero car’s styling can be seen in the 2015 Mustang–just take a look at the front splitter and rear decklid panels, for example. Mixing popular styling of the past with new, innovative designs is certainly not a foreign concept when it comes to the Mustang. Let’s hope Need For Speed can accurately show the Mustang naysayers what a Shelby powered Ford is all about.