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Ford Mustang to Star in Upcoming Movie 'Need for Speed'

By Kevin Bruce Francisco - on 17 Jun 2013, 2:30pm

Ford Mustang to Star in Upcoming Movie 'Need for Speed'

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 (Source: fordmustang.in)

There are countless movies that feature cars as their frontrunners but Ford's Mustang have been discovered to have a total of about 3,000 feature films and TV shows. From appearances in James Bond's 'Goldfinger to Steve McQueen's "Bullitt", Mustang celebrates its 50th birthday next year as it hits the silver screen for "Need for Speed" by Dreamworks Studios.

The new film, inspired by the long-running series of driving video games from Electronic Arts, features the Mustang throughout the adaptation of the gaming franchise. The film’s star, Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad, b*tch!), will be joined by a one-of-a-kind, customized Mustang playing the role of the hero car.

Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman from Breaking Bad) on Need for Speed movie. (Source: justpushstart.com)

“We’re thrilled to have Ford play such an important part in a film adapted from one of the most popular video games of all time,” said Keith Koeppen, Ford marketing communications manager. “Mustang has an incredible history appearing in movies and ‘Need for Speed’ will be a great way to continue its hero car legacy.”

Created with the help of designers at Ford, the one-off Mustang is perfectly cast for the high-stakes racing and stunts included in the film that fans will love. The Mustang features a more aggressive look due to custom bodywork including wider fenders and features like a lowered suspension and custom 22-inch wheels and tires. Even the fog lamps are new, with high-tech LED halo lamps around the air intakes.

This Mustang has been armed with a 900-horsepower all-aluminum supercharged 5.8-liter V8 modified by Ford Racing. To top it all off, the car gets a custom paint job with specially formulated silver topped by blue stripes that glow when struck by light in the dark.

Watch this behind the scene trailer:

The film is scheduled for release in March 2014.