Are These Supercars from Need for Speed Movie Just Replicas?

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

Photos via Reddit , Story References: es.Autoblog



  • Im Sorry

    none of this in the film… and none of the film was cgi or green screened so every stunt we see is possible and was performed.

  • Mattmasic

    I love how people act like they were abvious replicas. . They had cars for the close up shots that were perfect replica and then they had ones with little detail for the crashes… stop looking into a movie if you haven’t watched it. It was definitely a very well put together movie

  • Linus

    Yeah, they made replicas for the crashes. The replicas cost about 300 000 to make according to Aaron Paul, so they’re not really cheap but way cheaper than it would be if they used the real cars for the crashes.

  • Linus

    You’re talking about fast and furious

  • Linus

    Yes, the license plate is wrong if it’s supposed to be Swedish. And the name Koenigsegg comes from the founder, Christian von Koenigsegg.

  • swmrn5

    They are replicas, which goes without saying. No film is going to spend millions of dollars on genuine, rare, exotic cars just to blow them up in a movie… and HOPE that they get it in the first take. Besides the obvious, I’ve seen ALL of the kit cars in person that they use in the film. Pretty cool.

  • swmrn5

    Nope. The GTA has a replica as well. Just got done hitting my hand against its plastic body

  • Aditya Ganesan

    same goes for me

  • Aditya Ganesan


  • emo car lover

    I honestly thought they were using the real cars, but then I thought why would they do that. It would at least cost 2.5 million.

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