2015 Mustang Lands its First Film Role

21 Jan, 2014

Need For Speed Mustang
The 2015 Mustang will make its silver screen debut in the upcoming “Need for Speed Movie” in what will surely be the first of many films to come featuring the new Ford pony car.

The s550 will be featured in the movie along with the wide-body Shelby GT500 that serves as the hero car.

While it all might seem like nothing more than a marketing plug for Ford, “Need for Speed” director Scott Waugh seems to really have a deep appreciation for Mustangs.

“I chose Mustang because it is a car that really represents American culture,” said Waugh, in an official Ford press release. “It just represents modern muscle, and it’s iconic, having been in some of the greatest car chase movies of all time.”

Of course, that doesn’t negate the fact that Ford that is definitely reaping some huge benefits from Waugh’s passion for Mustangs. The DreamWorks film also features World Champion Mustang drifter, Vaughn Gittin Jr., pulling off some of the stunts depicted in the film with the 2015 model.

To date, the Mustang has racked up more than 3,200 film credits during its 50 years ranging from the iconic 1968 movie, “Bullitt,” starring Steve McQueen to the 2007 post- apocalyptic film, “I Am Legend,” starring Will Smith.

Check out the behind-the-scenes clip of the “Need for Speed” 2015 Mustang feature below.