"Need for Speed" Ford Mustang Auctioned for $300,000
Following its numerous appearances leading up to and in the Need For Speed feature film, the custom "Need for Speed" 2013 Ford Mustang GT sold for $300,000 at Barrett-Jackson's auction this past weekend. The winning bidder was Dave Flynn of Columbiana, Ohio.
The custom "Need For Speed" Ford Mustang GT plainly looks the part of a Hollywood-worthy muscle car, wearing a custom wide body kit, 22-inch wheels, and silver paint with Kona blue racing stripes. The body kit includes a gaping lower splitter, special air intakes, a dual-scoop hood, low-profile mirrors, enlarged rocker panels with unique side scoops, rear diffuser, and a new rear spoiler. A Ford Racing supercharged 5.8-liter V-8 drives the rear wheels. Although in the movie the car is claimed to make 900 hp, reports suggest the real-life car produces closer to 500 or 600 hp. A standard, unmodified 2015 Ford Mustang coupe also featured in the new Need for Speed movie.
Flynn emerged victorious in a "spirited" round of bidding according to Ford, and his $300,000 will go to the Henry Ford Health Systems charity. The charity is a nonprofit founded by Henry Ford in 1915, providing health insurance and care services.
Flynn's new "Need For Speed" Ford Mustang was featured prominently in the promotional lead-ins to the Need For Speed film, as well as for the actual filming. It was also featured in the Need For Speed Rivals video game.
For our review of the Need For Speed film starring Aaron Paul, click here.