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Need for Speed

Need for Speed


A month after it was announced that the Spanish supercar was also making an appearance at the new Need for Speed movie, the Spano is making it 2 out of 2 for the Need for Speed franchise. It’s a great way for the Spano to get some much-needed publicity after being largely in the shadows of more popular competitors. But one thing we do know is that the Spano is all sorts of ridiculous and it deserves its turn in the spotlight.

Being in the new Need for Speed game accomplishes that. It’s not so much the fact that the franchise is one of the most popular and successful video games in history, having sold 150 million copies in its long and storied existence, but it’s also how NFS has managed to successfully cross over into other media platforms, like the NFS movie that’s scheduled to hit theaters this week. And guess what; the Spano is one of the main supercars featured in the film.

The Spanish sports car will be joined by other cars in the “Need for Speed Rivals, Movie Cars Pack,” and will be available in a digital format for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Video and more on the GTA Spano after the jump

The Koenigsegg One:1 has gotten loads of press lately, and for good reason. It captured the elusive unicorn of the automotive world by hitting the 1 horsepower per kg rating, and it captured all of our hearts in the process. With 1,340 horsepower and 1,011 pound-feet of torque flowing from its 5.0-liter V-8, it was only a matter of time before one of the car video games inserted the digital version of it, and that day is here.

Need For Speed Rivals is the first to insert the digital One:1 into its game by way of downloadable content. What’s more, the One:1 Pack is 100-percent free of charge. EA Games could have easily turned a profit by charging a few bucks for what’s likely to be one of the hottest DLCs of the year, but it instead decided to be fair to the game owners and give it away. That’s just good business there, folks.

The DLC first hit the Internet on March 4th, and is available for all major platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3 and PC. So snag it up in your system’s respective marketplace and have yourself a One:1 on EA Games’ dime — well, digitally that is...

Click past the jump to read more about the One:1 from Koenigsegg.

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.

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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.

Gran Turismo 6 may have scored a nice coup when BMW agreed to debut the M4 Coupe in the game,, but one competing video game franchise saw it as an opportunity to call GT6’s marketing score with one of its own.

In an announcement that was as pleasant as it was surprising, Need for Speed Rivals made its own recently-launched-car debut when the 2015 Ford Mustang became available in the game.

For what it’s worth, the 2015 Mustang is car tailor-made for a game like NFS Rivals, which possibly explains why the developers wasted little time putting installing it in the game. You can drive the Mustang as either a cop or a racer, two things the all-new pony car is well-versed at. And unlike GT6, or Forza 5, for that matter, driving skills sometimes takes a backseat to all-out mayhem in Need for Speed.

So if you’re running roughshod, steering clear of law enforcement authorities, or doing the actual pursuing of racers, the addition of the 2015 Ford Mustang in Need for Speed Rivals will make playing the game that much more enjoyable.

The preview video of the muscle car already makes it look at home in the Need for Speed franchise. Imagine what you can do with it once you get your hands on the game.

Need for Speed Rivals is already on shelves for the PS4 and XBox One with the 2015 Mustang likewise available to download.

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

There’s a lot of hype building around the upcoming release of the Need for Speed movie and for good reason, the racing game franchise has become one of the most iconic in the history of video games and a move towards the big screen is usually a sign of a healthy financial standing.

The first trailer was released a few months ago and while it did little to spark our interest in the movie, we did see that the whole thing is filled with lots and lots of supercars . That and Aaron Paul, our dude from Breaking Bad, will play the starring role in it.

Following up on that teaser trailer, the full length trailer for Need for Speed has finally been released, giving us a better indication on what we can expect when the movie is released in March 2014. It might be hard for Need for Speed to compete with the Fast & Furious franchise, but if the movie plays it smartly and develops an identity of its own, it probably won’t need to.

The many fans of the video game franchise will make sure of that.

Click past the jump to watch an on-the-set preview for Need for Speed: The Movie

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Passion for cars and passion for racing games go hand in hand, so we’re certain that you’ve spent lots of time playing at least one of the famous car games out there, like Need For Speed, Gran Turismo or Forza.

As you probable know, huge leaps forward in game content and graphics a new game require a new consoles that are powerful enough to run these advanced games. This is where things have evolved at light speed over the last few decades.

From the Magnavox Odyssey released back in 1972, things went at high speed and now the world is preparing for the unveiling of the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One consoles, which will once again revolutionize digital racing, thanks to enhanced graphics, processing speeds and the ability to store their games in the "cloud," so they can pick up right where they left off, even in the middle of a highly competitive race.

What the launch of this two new consoles means for racing game players? Only good things of course.

Check them out after the jump.

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If you love racing games, then you are likely familiar with Electronic Arts’ Need For Speed series. Young folks among us would’ve probably missed the days when the world of virtual racing was dominated by three words; N-F-S and everyone of us had t8he game on our PCs. I still remember the time spent speeding along canyon roads, and sunny beaches in a machine called FZR2000 — an add-on for the NFS-II SE. This car could do 248 mph if you managed to stay on the road and not crash into traffic.

Those were the days...

Later versions of the game featured numerous real-world cars, much to our liking. They even made a brand-specific game, which narrated the evolution of Porsche . One sports car brand that we, as enthusiasts of the game, missed was Ferrari . If I am not wrong, Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit was the first NFS title to feature the prancing horse.

Sadly, in later iterations of the game except for a few, Ferrari was kept out, although the quality of racing simulation kept on getting better and better.

Now, what seems like ages since the first Need For Speed title was launched, we finally have a proper lineup of Ferraris to enjoy. Need For Speed: Rivals will be in stores on November 15, 2013 for PS4, on Nov 19, 2013 for PS3 and Xbox 360 and on Nov 22 for Xbox One with some proper Ferrari content. Electronic Arts has released a set of images of the upcoming title and we have compiled them here for your viewing pleasure.

Click past the jump to read more about the Ferraris that feature in NFS: Rivals


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