Another famous Mustang is headed to the auction block at Barrett-Jackson. This time it’s the 2014 Ford Mustang GT that is the “hero car” in the upcoming Need for Speed movie. The car will be auctioned off on April 12 at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction, with the proceeds from the sale going to charity. The car will be offered at no reserve, with a high final bid anticipated because of the car’s star power from the Need For Speed movie’s release on March 14.
The 2014 Mustang GT has been customized in a number of ways, setting it apart from other versions of the car. It features a custom-made wide body as well as a larger lower grille, additional air intakes, a twin-snorkel hood, extended rocker panels, low-profile side mirrors, angel eye foglights, and custom Forgiato 22-inch alloy wheels, giving the car a distinct look. Topping off the custom look is a silver paint job with Kona Blue racing stripes.
People who attend the auction can participate in Ford ride-and-drive and hot-lap events. Show attendees can drive different 2014 Ford vehicles, giving them a convenient way to test out several vehicles at once. The hot-lap event involves the Ford Focus ST, Fiesta ST and Shelby GT500.
“Mustang was cast in a leading role of the movie with screen time equal to many of the actors,” said Steve Ling, North America car marketing manager for Ford. “Director Scott Waugh challenged our team to give this central character enough personality and American masculinity to take on some of the world’s most exotic cars, just like in the popular Electronic Arts video game that inspired the movie. The new owner of this particular Mustang will take home a rare vehicle, and their bid will increase access to critical health care services.”