Citizen Reporter
1 minute read
26 Mar 2014
4:00 pm

2015 Ford Mustang stars in Need for Speed

Citizen Reporter

Need for Speed, the No. 1 driving video game, with more than 120 million units sold and 3.8 billion in retail sales, is now a major motion picture and is open in theatres right now.

The 2015 Ford Mustang will make its first appearance on the silver screen in the movie. A modified 2013 Mustang dubbed “Beauty” will also will be in the film.

To Scott Waugh, few cars epitomise action movie hero car better than Ford Mustang. Waugh directed the upcoming movie Need for Speed and selected a modified Mustang GT as the ideal mount for protagonist Toby Marshall in the film, inspired by the long-running video game series from Electronic Arts.

Marshall is portrayed by Emmy award-winning actor Aaron Paul as he drives across the country trying to avenge the death of a friend and seek redemption for himself.

“The best movie cars combine tons of power, rear-wheel drive, great handling and the ability to be easily flung around corners,” says Waugh. “As we’ve seen hundreds of times over the years – from Bullitt to Gone in Sixty Seconds – Mustang fits the bill perfectly, and it’s really a car that represents American culture at its best, which is why we chose it for Toby’s ride in Need for Speed.”

“Cinema is a visual medium that has to appeal to the eyes and ears,” says Waugh.

“Translating the visceral experience of speed to the big screen involves much more than just driving past the camera quickly. The car really needs to be the epitome of horsepower.”