Need For Speed
Movie Opens Friday
Larry Jewett - March 09, 2014 12:05 PM
Mustang fans will lead the charge to theaters on March 14 as the movie Need for Speed will make its long-awaited premiere.
The central “character” in the movie, based on the wildly successful video game, is a specially prepared Mustang that has been in places like the SEMA show and as pace car for the 2013 season-ending events for NASCAR.
The “Need for Speed” Mustang was created solely for the movie and features a custom-designed wide body created specifically for this new role with unique 22-inch alloy wheels, capable of supporting 900 horsepower, and larger intakes to feed its supercharged V-8 engine. Also keeping the engine cool is the enlarged lower grille with corner air intakes to cool the front brakes.
Designers also worked on reducing aerodynamic drag by using low profile mirrors and extended rocker panels. The splitter was also redesigned to provide better handling at high speeds. The rear spoiler and diffuser were created to improve airflow, reducing drag and giving additional traction for high-speed acceleration.
The movie stars Aaron Paul, Michael Keaton, Dominic Cooper and Imogen Poots.
Watch a video featuring cast members here