Need for Speed silver and Blue Ford Mustang up for Barrett Jackson auction
â€śNeed for Speedâ€ť film premieres on March 14. Ford Mustang Hero car featured in the movie will be offered at no reserve at at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction, and proceeds will benefit Henry Ford Health System that works to improve health and well-being of a diverse community.
Mustang has over the past 50 years made an appearance in over 3,200 film and television shows. Ford Mustang Hero car in ‘Need for Speed’ is one of a few cars developed purely for a movie. This one has custom-designed wide body rolling on unique Forgiato 22-inch alloy wheels. An enlarged lower grille with new air intakes, extended rocker panels, a twin-snorkel hood and low-profile mirrors have been used. On the exterior, custom silver paint with Kona Blue racing stripes and angel-eye fog lamps in the grille greet you.
â€śMustang was cast in a leading role of the movie with screen time equal to many of the actors,â€ť said Steve Ling, North America car marketing manager for Ford. â€śDirector Scott Waugh challenged our team to give this central character enough personality and American masculinity to take on some of the worldâ€™s most exotic cars, just like in the popular Electronic Arts video game that inspired the movie.
â€śThe new owner of this particular Mustang will take home a rare vehicle, and their bid will increase access to critical health care services.â€ť
â€śNeed for Speedâ€ť has enjoyed immense success as a racing video game franchisee with more than 140 million games sold since the original edition debut 2 decades earlier. The Dreamworks Studios movie stars Aaron Paul (â€śBreaking Badâ€ť), Dominic Cooper (â€śCaptain Americaâ€ť), Imogen Poots (â€śFright Nightâ€ť) and Michael Keaton (â€śBatmanâ€ť), and is directed by Scott Waugh (â€śAct of Valorâ€ť).
At the South Florida Fairgrounds auction stage, Ford will offer ride-and-drive experiences of 2014 vehicles and hot-lap experiences in the Shelby GT500, Focus ST and Fiesta ST. All-new 2015 Ford Mustang and 2015 F-150 will be on display.