Meet the Fake Supercars used in Upcoming 'Need For Speed' Film
Following in the wake of the successful Fast and Furious movie franchise, the video game Need for Speed is set to make its big screen debut later in March. So far, it's got stars (like Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul), it's got action, and it's got plenty of supercars. Or at least replicas that completely look and perform like the real thing. To some, these cars may seem like a random culmination of power and beauty — but not so. Each of these rides have a special place in the Need For Speed gaming franchise throughout the years. And now, they're all coming together on-screen for the first time. Here's a closer look at how they make the understudy-supercars, and read below for a little more information on each of these stunning cars:
If you don't already know what the GTA Spano is — prepare to be schooled. At 900 horsepower, this Spanish supercar reaches 60 mph in three seconds flat, and tops out at an impressive 217 mph.
Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento, with its 570 horsepower and 0-60 mph time of 2.5 seconds, never made its way on to public roads. It was simply a bull born for the track, and nothing more. But Need For Speed is bringing this track monster out to the streets, in all its glory.
Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
This one-of-a-kind Shelby GT500 was built specifically for the Need for Speed film. Set to be driven by star Aaron Paul throughout most of the movie, this pony comes with a snarling V8 and a new body kit.
If there's one car that hypercar enthusiasts are looking forward to, it's this. The Bugatti Veyron — or more specifically, Bugatti Veyron Super Sports. It comes loaded with 1,200 horsepower and a world-record top speed of 267 mph.
Koenigsegg Agera R
If there's one car (or two) that the Bugatti Veyron should be scared of, it's the 1,140 horsepower Agera R. Hailing from Sweden this sexy and sophisticated supercar reaches 60 mph in 2.9 seconds and an estimated top speed of 273 mph.
The McLaren P1 is the supercar that other supercars should be scared of. With a 3.8-liter engine, you wouldn't expect that this twin-turbocharged hybrid would push out 903 horsepower and reach 60 mph in only 2.8 seconds. You also wouldn't expect its top speed to be 217 mph.
At 750 horsepower, the Saleen S7 is one of the most raw and visceral supercars on the grid. It may not share the same technology as the McLaren P1 or Koenigsegg Agera, but its brute force and imaginative design make it all the more desirable.