How Need for Speed Paid Respect to the Late Carroll Shelby
This Need For Speed Shelby Pay Tribute To The Car’s Legendary Designer
Updated September 26, 2018
Nearly a year after the movie-adaptation of the popular video-game series, Need for Speed, released, Carroll Shelby’s legend remains. The ties between the classic car and the best-selling game turned-film are a pivotal point in the inaugural segments. The plot pertains to a protagonist, played by Aaron Paul, who is set to complete the incarnation of Carroll Shelby’s legacy as he fixes up a Shelby GT500KR. The film proceeding the introduction was unfortunately predictable from a storyline aspect, but it was made up with exhilarating visuals and beautiful cars throughout.
More on to the Shelby GT500KR, the vehicle was built with a wide-body, a large lower grill, and silver paint base with two parallel cobalt blue racing stripes; mimicking the 1990s. Coupled with a twin-snorkel hood, low mirrors, and 22-inch alloy wheels, the car is a monster aesthetically. The car’s performance however, is the main factor, which is impressive for a movie titled Need for Speed. The GTR500KR came with an all-aluminum 5.8-litre supercharged V8 with 900bhp and, in the film, maxed out at 234mph. Numbers of a movie sometimes might not be credible, but we can assure many things were reflective of reality due to Ford Motors teaming up with DreamWorks Studios to deliver factual notes.
As the movie winded down, the plot continued to be submissive with no intrigue. However that might’ve been, there were still appearances of a Saleen S7 Twin Turbo, GTA Sprano, Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, McLaren P1 and finally a 2015 Ford Mustang GT. Stellar cars caught the fumble of the plot, but it was clear that Ford was the superstar of Need for Speed. The movie had a budget of 66 million, and had a box office of 203 million. Need for Speed is available currently on Netflix and other video-stream platforms.