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The 2015 Ford Mustang to Star in "Need for Speed"

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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

2015 Ford Mustang

The 2015 Ford Mustang to Star in "Need for Speed"

The first details on the new-generation Mustang were revealed on December 5th, 2013, but the official debut will be made in April 2014 when the car celebrates its 50th anniversary.

The sixth-generation Mustang will be offered with a choice of three engines: a more powerful 5.0-liter V-8, a 3.7-liter V-6 and an all-new, fuel-efficient 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine, with power ranging from 300 to 420 horsepower. All three engines can be mated to an updated Getrag manual gearbox with a new shift linkage for crisper shifts and a gear shifter that is closer to the driver.

Press Release

Ford Mustang has been a star of the silver screen and the small screen for nearly 50 years, with more than 3,200 appearances in movies and television shows. Now, the all-new Mustang is getting off to a quick start with its movie debut in “Need for Speed” on March 14.

The 2015 Ford Mustang to Star in "Need for Speed"

“Need for Speed” star Aaron Paul will drive the custom 2014 Mustang hero car in the highly anticipated movie based on the long-running Electronic Arts video game series, and will take the wheel of the next-generation Mustang in its first on-screen appearance as well.

“On-screen or on the road, the visceral sight and sound of Mustang has been inspiring fans for nearly five decades,” said Jim Farley, Ford executive vice president, global marketing, sales and service and Lincoln. “The feeling of optimism and being in control that Mustang’s world-class power and performance provide is a perfect match for Aaron Paul’s character in ‘Need for Speed.’”

When the original Mustang debuted in April 1964, it was still an unknown quantity, but the producers of Goldfinger almost immediately cast a Wimbledon white 1965 convertible in the movie. Five decades later, Mustang is an automotive and pop-culture icon, and “Need for Speed” director Scott Waugh wasted no time getting the new Mustang into his film months before it goes on sale.

The 2015 Ford Mustang to Star in "Need for Speed"

“I chose Mustang because it is a car that really represents American culture,” said Waugh. “It just represents modern muscle, and it’s iconic, having been in some of the greatest car chase movies of all time.”

Chronicling the filmography of Mustang is such an enormous job that it took more than 100 contributors to build out the MustangIMDB.com site created by Stefan Thorarensen, founder and board member of The Icelandic Mustang Club. With more than 3,200 entries, the list grows almost daily.

Reflecting the importance of movies to the Mustang story, Hollywood was selected as one of six venues for the global reveal of the all-new pony car on Dec. 5, 2013. Mustang was driven out onto a pad of wet cement in the forecourt of the historic TCL Chinese Theatre. Like nearly 200 human stars, including several actors who helped make Mustang a star of the silver screen, the new pony had its prints and signature logo preserved for posterity in the cement.

The 2015 Ford Mustang to Star in "Need for Speed"

Fans of the video game franchise already have access to virtual drives of the new Mustang, which became available as a free in-game download in EA’s “Need for Speed™ Rivals” in mid-December. Players in the game can also customize their Mustangs with a choice of five popular designs created using the online Mustang Customizer, including one inspired by RTR founder and drift champion Vaughn Gittin Jr.


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