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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