What Car Earns the Title of Ultimate Hollywood Stunt Car in Ben Collins: Stunt Driver
If there’s any human being walking the earth who can attest to the performance quality of an automobile, it’s Ben Collins. Collins, who was Top Gear’s original Stig for eight years and has been a stunt driver for films such as The Dark Knight Rises and the newly-released Spectre, stars in Ben Collins: Stunt Driver, which releases on DVD and Blu-Ray today and covers the stuntman’s 48-hour quest to determine the ultimate Hollywood stunt car. The result?
Why, it’s the Ford Mustang, of course.
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“The point of this adventure was to find the perfect car for an epic, high octane, Hollywood-style car chase, and it’s the iconic Ford Mustang that gets top billing,” Collins said. “Mustang has starred in many a classic car chase during the past 50 years, and is still the stunt driver’s weapon of choice to leave the bad guys standing in a cloud of tire smoke.”
Roelant de Waard, vice president, Marketing, Sales & Service, Ford of Europe, added: “Mustang has made more than 3,700 movie appearances and has kept cinema-goers on the edge of their seats in car chases from the legendary Bullitt sequence in 1968, to the first movie to feature the all-new Mustang, Need for Speed in 2014. Being named the ultimate stunt car in Ben Collins: Stunt Driver further cements Mustang’s place as an automotive and screen icon.”
Indeed, the Mustang’s most recent high-profile on-screen appearance came in the Aaron Paul-starring Need for Speed. Didn’t see it? Curious as to whether you should check it out?
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