Former Stig Calls Ford Mustang the Ultimate Stunt Driving Car

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Former Stig Calls Ford Mustang the Ultimate Stunt Driving Car

The Ford Mustang has been called the ultimate stunt car by one of the world’s best drivers, Ben Collins, who is the former Stig from Top Gear

In a new documentary about Collins called Ben Collins: Stunt Driver, the Hollywood stunt driver and racing driver subjected a bunch of different cars to an array of high-speed challenges and chases to find the best stunt car, and the 5.0-liter V8 Mustang came out on top.

“The point of this adventure was to find the perfect car for an epic, high octane, Hollywood-style car chase, and it’s the iconic Ford Mustang that gets top billing,” Collins said in a press release. “Mustang has starred in many a classic car chase during the past 50 years, and is still the stunt driver’s weapon of choice to leave the bad guys standing in a cloud of tire smoke.”

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Collins says the Mustang’s new front and independent rear suspension helps the muscle car’s performance under high-stress driving, and big brakes, a powerful engine and a balanced, responsive chassis that can deliver up to 0.97 gs when cornering makes the Mustang a star on movie sets.

Collins has done driving stunts for the past three James Bond movies, The Dark Knight Rises and Mission Impossible — Rogue Nation, and he has also competed in Le Mans, GT and NASCAR. According to Ford, the Mustang has made more than 3,700 movie appearances.

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  • craigcole

    I love me some new Mustang, especially with that 5.0-liter V8.

  • Joe

    This is only news to people who never drove the Mustang ?

  • smartacus

    i hope the new show on Amazon has Ben Collins on as a returning guest

  • Some say there’s an act of Parliament banning his autobiography…and that he has nightmares about aircraft carriers. All we know is we can’t call him the Stig!

  • Reckoning Day

    Stig sinks.