We were pretty pumped to report on the car lineup in the upcoming Need For Speed movie. The sexy new $1.3 million McLaren P1? A Bugatti Veyron Super Sports? A Koenigsegg Agera R? It seemed like the hypercar breakfast buffet of our dreams. But now evidence has surfaced that the cars used in the movie are just replicas, and not the real deal.
Photos surfaced on Reddit's r/autos this week that have led many people to question the authenticity of the movie's cars. As Carscoops points out, the P1's headlamps look off, and that chicken wire grille on the bumper would be more appropriate on the bodykit of your ricer cousin's mad tight 2001 Celica GT than a hypercar that costs a million and change.
Things get even worse when you look at the Veyron Super Sports. Come on, those headlamps? Really? Also, one of their Koenigseggs has a driving cage fitted to the top of it. I find it hard to believe that they would do that to such an expensive car.
Now, this isn't terribly surprising, or a bad thing. Movies often use replicas in various ways for stunts, especially when exotics are involved. That Aston Martin DB5 that got blown up in Skyfall was a 3D-printed scale model. And the Ferrari FXX in Fast and Furious 6 is also probably a replica.
Hopefully some of the real cars will make appearances in this movie, and the replicas have more than just GM Iron Dukes or Toyota 3S-GEs under the hood. Even if they don't these replicas are convincing enough at first glance.
We've certainly seen worse around here.
Photos credit reddit