We have to admit that we were really impressed when we saw the kind of machinery the producers of the upcoming “Need for Speed” movie were able to get their hands on – a McLaren P1, Koenigsegg Agera R, Spania GTA, not to mention the more than exclusive Lamborghini Sesto Elemento…
However, judging from these new photos that surfaced on the Internet, some of these cars seem to be replicas of the original models. A Reddit user posted close-up shots of the McLaren P1 and Koenigsegg Agera R in which the two hypercars look fake.
Just check out at the McLaren’s headlights, or worse, its honeycomb grille – they are definitely not like those that appear in the official images of the million-euro P1. As for the Koenigsegg, we like to believe that no one in their right mind would fit a driving cage on top of such an expensive supercar…
In a way, we’re glad no real supercars are being harmed while filming the “Need for Speed” movie. It is logical for manufacturers not to provide such expensive vehicles for a movie, as replicas should be good enough for high-speed scenes, where details we mentioned earlier are impossible to spot.
Nevertheless, the replicas are made well enough to fool viewers at a first glance. The fact that all cars that appear in the movie are licensed by the producer with the support of the brands, seems to help too. However, one could argue the authenticity of the movie may suffer from using replicas, but we’ll just have to wait for “Need for Speed” to be released in theaters to be able to assess that.
By Dan Mihalascu