2015 Ford Mustang Stars in "Need for Speed" Ad

Continuing a long tradition in American action films, the 2015 Ford Mustang is poised to make its silver screen debut in the upcoming “Need for Speed” movie. Hoping to build some buzz for the movie and the highly-anticipated 2015 Ford Mustang, “Need for Speed” director Scott Waugh put together a new co-branded TV ad featuring America’s favorite pony car.

Waugh is himself an experienced driver and stunt coordinator, whose father was also in the stunt business. “The best movie cars combine tons of power, rear-wheel drive, great handling and the ability to be easily flung around corners,” said Waugh in a statement. “As we’ve seen hundreds of times over the years – from ‘Bullitt’ to ‘Gone in Sixty Seconds’ – Mustang fits the bill perfectly, and it’s really a car that represents American culture at its best, which is why we chose it for Toby’s ride in ‘Need for Speed.’”

A heavily modified, current Ford Mustang will be featured as the main hero car in the “Need for Speed” movie. Leading man Aaron Paul plays Toby Marshall, who gets to drive the supercharged V-8-powered, custom wide-body silver and blue Mustang. The Ford Mustang hero car recently served as the pace car at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 in November.

The ad poses the question: “Do you really think that if you’ve been set up, accused and convicted, a new car can put it all behind you? Depends on the car!” For a chance to experience the car before it officially launches this fall, ideally without being set up, accused, or convicted, fans can drive a virtual 2015 Ford Mustang in the Need for Speed Rivals video game.

To see both the Ford Mustang hero car and the new 420-hp V-8-powered 2015 Ford Mustang in action, see the “Need for Speed” film when it opens in theaters March 14.

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