Need For Speed Mustang to Pace Ford EcoBoost 400

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

Created for the upcoming Need For Speed movie, the customized Ford Mustang seen above will pace the season finale Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 17.

That won’t be the only Ford pace vehicle planned for the weekend, either. Fans will also see an F-150 Tremor pace the EcoBoost 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on Friday, November 15. The Mustang GT500 will pace the EcoBoost 300 on November 16.

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But the car you see above was built specifically as the hero car for the upcoming film. It features 22-inch wheels housed in a wide body kit. Larger intakes, a larger and lower grille and intakes to help cool the brakes are also part of the custom build. There are also low-profile mirrors meant to reduce drag. There’s a supercharged V8 under the hood, but Ford didn’t say how much power it pumps out.

This is also the same car gamers will be able to drive in the Need For Speed Rivals video game. Yesterday, Ford and Ken Block released the sixth installment in Block’s popular Gymkhana drifting videos; also as a promotion for the game.

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Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> looking for a good car conversation. Find Luke on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Luke on Google+" href="">Google+</A>.

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