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  When we're not writing about cars or driving them, we like to kick back with some popcorn and watch movies starring our favorite four-wheeled machines. In this section, get a jump on upcoming movies featuring one of our greatest loves: cars.

By now, a lot of you have probably watched the Need for Speed movie, and while the story left a lot to be desired, the cars in the movie were a definite treat to our senses. That includes our sense of sound, which played a pretty important role in our viewing experience, given the roster of exotics that were in the movie.

This video by Sound Works Collection takes us on a "behind-the-recordings" look at how sound mixing played a huge role in making the movie. The objective, according to re-recording mixer Greg Russell, was to not only make the cars the "heartbeat from a sonic standpoint" but to be authentic and believable, allowing the audience to be put into the front seat.

Forget about how the movie was shot and the cinematography of it, this is about understanding the importance of those ear-piercing shrieks coming out of all those exotics to make the movie more believable.

Like what Russell further elaborated on, when four cars pass by, the objective is to "hear four engines, not a blur of sound".

Watch the video to further digest why sound mixing was a very important tool in making the Need for Speed movie. After that, go watch the movie again and we guarantee that once you pay close to attention to the sound, the experience of watching it gets exponentially better.

This year looks to be primed for all sorts of automotive-movie goodness, as we have Need For Speed coming soon, Fast and Furious 7 back in production and Transformers 4: Age of Extinction coming this summer. If this isn’t getting you excited for movie-going season, than you may want to check your Car Buff badge to make sure it wasn’t revoked.

Above is the latest trailer for the upcoming Transformers movie, sans Shia Labeouf — who seems to have lost his mind a little lately — and Megan Fox. We are now in the Mark Wahlberg era for the Transformers series. Wahlberg plays a struggling mechanic trying to make ends meet by parting out old trucks, but happens across one old rig that is "more than meets the eye."

Just watching this trailer was enough to get me amped up to pay $150 to hit up the movie theater, buy a bag of popcorn, a bucket of soda and an oversize box of snowcaps this summer. The only issue I have with this trailer is that the Autobots and Dinobots look a lot more computer generated than they did in years past. I am hoping that this is just a resolution issue on my computer monitor, as in past Transformers movies, they managed to integrate the computer-generated bots nicely within the human world, and that was one of many things that kept me into the movie.

Enjoy the trailer folks and let us know what you think in the comments section.

In case you haven’t seen the trailers and ads that are scattered across TV, internet and movies screens nationwide, the "Need for Speed" movie is coming. The new car-packed film from DreamWorks Pictures is loaded full of some of the hottest metal to hit the silver screen in years. Names like Bugatti , McLaren and Koeingsegg
are all present and accounted for, but there is another name in the movie you may not have heard of.

Meet the GTA Spano . This slab of yellow awesomeness is made by a small Spanish company called Spania GTA.

With 925 horsepower and a top speed well over 200 mph, the GTA Spano has the performance to match its motorized co-stars in the upcoming film. Thanks to a limited run of less than 100 cars, this movie is likely the only chance most will have to see a Spano in motion.

I have my reservations regarding the quality of the Need for Speed movie but one thing is certain; DreamWorks has thrown some of the best nameplates into the mix for the true enthusiast.

Click past the jump to read more about the GTA Spano.

With the death of Paul Walker last year, the certainty of "Fast and Furious 7" continuing was really unknown, but this latest video shows that filming is back underway. A savvy car buff in Abu Dhabi shot this video of the production company shooting some driving scenes for the seventh installment of the F&F franchise.

From this grainy video, it looks like the car in question is a 458 Italia , which is a stark contrast from the imports and classic muscle cars that we are used to seeing in the franchise. Sure, there have been some exotics in the Fast franchise, but rarely did they see this kind of action.

There were no details on the shoot itself, as to when it took place, how long it pasted and if any of the cast was present, but we assume this was a skeleton crew simply shooting a little b-roll to fill some gaps. We’re hoping to see come previews rolling out soon, so stay tuned for those. And until then, enjoy this behind-the-scenes look.

Time is drawing ever closer for the very anticipated debut of DreamWorks’ "Need For Speed" — a fast-paced, high-adrenaline and cop-fleeing good time with millions of dollars worth of super cars and exotics. You may have seen the 30-second commercial for the film during Super Bowl XLVIII, but this extended trailer has just now surfaced.

Hold on to your seats as the wild antics of high-speed pursuits get pretty intense. Watching the trailer, though, is made easier knowing the cars being destroyed are mere replicas — hand-built, tube-framed chassis that are sculpted to look identical to the real deal. We can’t say the same thing about the numerous Dodge Chargers and Chevy Tahoes getting knocked around.

In this extended trailer for the movie, actors Aaron Paul and Scott Mescudi introduce the chance to win the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang . Contestants must go to racetodeleon.com for entry into the contest.

The film will debut in theaters on March 14, 2014.

$1.35 million is an extremely ridiculous price to pay for an ordinary Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 , but truth be told, there’s nothing ordinary about his particular model.

For one, it’s actually a movie car and one that was heavily used in the film it was on. More importantly, that film was "Fast & Furious 4," and the man who drove this Skyline was none other than the late Paul Walker. So yeah, it’s a pretty special ride driven by one special dude.

But after Walker’s sudden and unexpected death late last year, the car now finds itself on the market and the attached price tag — €1 million, which is around $1.35 million at the current exchange rates — speaks not only to the uniqueness of this particular Skyline GT-R (fully souped up and all), but also to the man who once treated the ride like one of his own.

Normally, we’d be turned off by a sticker price like that. After all, there are a lot of things you can do with that much money. But not this time.

See, the car itself will probably gain value as the years go by and Walker’s legend grows. But that’s trivial and inconsequential to the more important reason as to why if we had the money to spare, we’d buy it in a heartbeat.

What’s more, this car is going to help a great cause. See, 50 percent of the proceeds of the sale will be donated to Walker’s Reach Out WorldWide (ROWW) charity, one of the finest charitably organizations you’ll ever find.

Unlike other movie cars that have gone on sale in recent years, we’re pretty sure that this one will find a new owner soon enough.

Click past the jump to read about the 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R R34

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Along with the excitement of the Super Bowl and some pretty nice commercials , this year’s Super Bowl also brought us the first teaser video for the upcoming Transformers: Age of Extinction movie. Featuring Mark Wahlberg — who replaces Shia LaBeouf — the movie tells the story of a mechanic and his daughter making a discovery that draws the Autobots and Decepticons — and a paranoid government official — to them.

Also, as previously reported, the fourth installment of the series brings into focus the Dinobots, which are robots that transform into dinosaurs. The movie’s producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura said in a previous interview: "I cannot disclose the specifics, but you can be sure that the arrival of the Dinobots will give the audience a lot to be excited about. The world’s coolest, most exciting cars will appear in the film, including Chinese vehicles, so whether you are a car enthusiast or not, it will be a feast for the eyes."

The new Transformers: Age of Extinction will hit theaters on June 27, 2014. Stay tuned for more updates!

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It’s no surprise that a movie named "Need For Speed " will star plenty of potent and expensive supercars . When you’re dealing with cars as expensive as the ones in the movie, the last thing you want to do is damage one.

In order to avoid this possibility, the crew put together the entire replica-supercar lineup in less than six months that includes the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport , Koenigsegg Agera , Lamborghini Sesto Elemento , McLaren P1 , Saleen S7 , GTA Spano and many more.

Along with these supercars, we also know that the 2015 Ford Mustang will also star in the upcoming movie and will be driven by Aaron Paul.

The above video has a look at the supercars, and shows how the team of builders put the supercars together.

The Need For Speed movie will arrive in theaters on March 14, 2014.

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The new-generation Ford Mustang is one of the stars at this year’s Detroit Auto Show , but it will be quite some time before customers get the chance to drive it. Until then, you can enjoy seeing the new `Stang in action on the silver screen, as it will be featured in the upcoming "Need for Speed" movie that is set to be released on March 14th.

Since the original Mustang was launched in April 1964, the muscle car has made more than 3,200 appearances in movies and television shows, so it is quite a hit in Hollywood.

In the upcoming "Need For Speed" movie, Aaron Paul will drive a custom 2015 Mustang that NFS director Scott Waugh specially selected. According to Waugh, the Mustang "is a car that really represents American culture," and this was the reason why he selected it. We’re willing to bet that the popularity of the all-new Mustang also weighed pretty heavily on his decision too.

Check out the video (above) to see exactly how fun it is to drive the new Mustang.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Ford Mustang

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Everyone knows that in order to star in a car-centric movie, you need to have amazing driving skills. But what if you don’t have them? Well, in this case, you’ll have to take some driving lessons from professionals.

Now, we’re not saying that Aaron Paul doesn’t have good driving skills, but they were just not enough for the chase scenes that we will see in the upcoming Need For Speed movie.

Aaron Paul, who plays Tobey Marshal in the upcoming movie, learned to perform a series of stunts, braking and 180-degree turns for the future Need For Speed movie, and the guys responsible with shooting the movie were kind enough to share a video of the training with us. His teacher was stunt driver Rick Seaman, who seems to be doing a great job.

The Need For Speed movie will arrive in theaters on March 14, 2014.


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