A Faster Horse

Directed by David Gelb

David Gelb (Jiro Dreams of Sushi) tackles another venerable, beloved, and long-standing institution: the Mustang, crown jewel of the Ford fleet. Only this institution is in turmoil. As the fiftieth anniversary of the Mustang approaches and the car industry struggles through the deepest trough of the financial crisis, Ford launches a redesign. Now the jobs of workers at Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant, the expectations of the thousands of Mustang devotees, and the livelihood of the city of Detroit are all placed squarely on the shoulders of Dave Pericak. As chief program engineer, he will guide the 2015 Mustang from assembly floor to showroom—if only he can get that vibration out of the steering wheel.

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  • ★★★★ review by Chetan on Letterboxd

    Very interesting doco on the development of the 2015 Ford Mustang. I'm lucky to say I have driven a 2015 model.

  • ★★★★½ review by Josh Lamb on Letterboxd

    A fascinating, thorough documentary on not only a car, but a cultural icon. A Faster Horse is a great homage to the iconic muscle car, the Ford Mustang. The level of depth is great, giving an overview of the history of Mustang, from ex employees of Ford, aswell as covering the production and manufacturing of the new 2015 model. To finish off, the super fans of the car get their input too and it really emphasises the influence the car has had on American culture.

    This documentary is great for anyone interested in cars, engineering or business, as all ground is covered in a really interesting piece.

  • ★★★½ review by mediawhore on Letterboxd

    Interesting... A must for car lovers...

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