Ford Mustang Takes Lead Role in 'Need for Speed' Movie

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The Need for Speed movie is hitting theaters next year on February 7, and it’ll feature a significant integration of Ford products with a one-of-a-kind Mustang starring as the hero car.

Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul will team up with the Mustang in the feature film which was designed and created by Ford specifically for the movie. It features a custom widebody, 22-inch wheels, and larger air intakes to feed the supercharged V8 under the hood. The American automaker also provided the production with an F-450 truck that will be known in the film as “The Beast” while an additional Mustang served as a specially designed camera car.

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The movie chronicles a near-impossible, cross-country journey for the stars with it beginning as a mission for revenge but proves to be a journey for redemption.

“Ford Mustang is a symbol of freedom and optimism that allows you to be the person you dream of being, making it the perfect fit for this story,” said Jim Farley, executive VP of global marketing at Ford. “Ford is excited to partner with DreamWorks and Electronic Arts as they bring the epic gaming franchise of ‘Need For Speed’ to the big screen, allowing us to go further with them as they tell their great story on the global stage.”

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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