Ford’s Need For Speed Mustang to Pace NASCAR Sprint Cup’s Season Finale [w/Video]

The highly-customized Ford Mustang starring in the upcoming Need for Speed movie and in the Need for Speed Rivals video game will debut at the Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 17, where it will pace the Ford EcoBoost 400 race counting as the season finale for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

The one-off Mustang will be driven by one of the Need for Speed movie’s stars, Ramon Rodriguez.

Built for the movie, the Need for Speed Mustang features a custom-designed wide body with unique 22-inch alloy wheels, and is powered by a supercharged V8 engine. In terms of output, Ford cheekily mentions that the car is “capable of supporting 900 horsepower”, whatever that means…

The bonnet features larger intakes, as does the enlarged lower grille in the front bumper, Other customizations include the low profile mirrors and extended rocker panels, a redesigned front splitter, and a new rear spoiler and diffuser.

“With Mustang being a central character in this racing-oriented movie, it seemed only fitting to showcase the car here at Homestead and help serve as a great springboard to our various celebrations recognizing 50 years of Mustang in 2014,” said Steve Ling, Ford car marketing manager.

The Need for Speed movie will debut in theaters on March 14, 2014, while the Need for Speed Rivals video game will release later this month.

By Dan Mihalascu

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