Lubricant company Royal Purple has started a video series called Outperformer, its latest episode looking at stunt coordinator Lance Gilbert working on the coming film Need for Speed. Gilbert is a third-generation stunt man with a family lineage going all the way back to Mickey Gilbert in Ben Hur. The antic chariot racing scenes in that 1959 film can be considered one of the precursors to the work Lance is doing on NfS, like the getting a Koenigsegg (replica) to flip out and explode on a bridge during a chase.

It was a stunt that the director had planned to do with CGI until Lance convinced him that it could be done with real cars. You can see how it was done in the video below – we think it's pretty cool.


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      Miguro Takahashi
      • 1 Year Ago
      Call me a hater but based on what I've seen of this movie, I would say watching my nephew play with his Hot Wheels involves more imagination.
      Nathan Loiselle
      • 1 Year Ago
      I have a horrible feeling that EA will demand I press buttons repeatedly during the movie. They'll tell me which ones by flashing them on the screen.
        Bassracerx
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Nathan Loiselle
        no at the very end the whole audience must pay an additional 5 dollars admission or nobody will see the ending!
      jonnybimmer
      • 1 Year Ago
      Big ups for still doing real-world stunts, but it still doesn't make me want to see the movie.
      OptimusPrimeRib
      • 1 Year Ago
      How about just playing the game?
      mazeroni
      • 1 Year Ago
      Here I thought they were actually destroying these exotics. I'm happy to see they are shells and CGI.
        Peter_G
        • 1 Year Ago
        @mazeroni
        WTF? Do you know how astronomical their budget would have to be for them to actually be wrecking exotics from Europe???
      joe shmoe
      • 1 Year Ago
      video game movies always suck
      Carac
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wouldn't someone that can afford to street race a $2.5 million dollar car scoff at a $10mi purse? And I can suspend my disbelief with aliens, dragons, time travel, etc...but you'd never see that many Koenigsegg's in on place (street racing of all things) is impossible.
      Storm
      • 1 Year Ago
      10/10 will not watch
      Ferris Macau
      • 1 Year Ago
      LOL There are more Koenigseggs in this movie than sold in real life.
      The Wasp
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's cool they tried to do this for real instead of using CGI. However, I'm disappointed they still used a bunch of CGI to make it look more real.
      BipDBo
      • 1 Year Ago
      It looks like they made some decent custom Koenigsegg replicas. I wonder what they are going to with them when they are done.
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