As much as we'd like to blame it on the driver of the pony car, telling you how they abused the right pedal until they lost control of the wheel and ended up hitting a solid object, the truth is that we don't know what happened to this vehicle. It may have crashed into something as a result of throttle abuse, or something may have crashed into it.
Either way, we'll probably never know, as the hall of shame for fast (and slow) cars that is Copart never reveals details about the accidents involving the vehicles that get listed for grabs there. Significant damages can be seen on the driver's side door and the A-pillar, and we can also see that the face was pretty bruised up too in the crash that we know nothing of.
On a more important note, if no one brings this Mustang to life, then at least they can use its heart on a different vehicle. The engine seems to be in good condition, and you're looking at a 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V8. Since the muscle car in question is in the GT configuration, this means the mill produces 480 hp (487 ps/358 kW) at 7,150 rpm and 415 lb-ft (563 Nm) of torque at 4,900 rpm on 93-octane fuel.
The current range-topping member of the 2024 Ford Mustang family is called the Dark Horse and packs the same engine as the GT, albeit with a bit more power. It has 500 hp (507 ps/373 kW) produced at 7,250 rpm, and the thrust is identical to the GT when ordered with the active exhaust system: 418 lb-ft (567 Nm).
A brand-new Ford Mustang GT will set you back well over $42,495. That's the MSRP for the GT Fastback, whereas the Premium Fastback and Premium Convertible start at $47,015 and $52,515, respectively. The Mustang Dark Horse and the Dark Horse Premium have respective MSRPs of $59,270 and $63,265.
So, before calling it a story and moving on to the next one, how much would you pay for this 2024 Mustang GT wreckage? And would you try and save it, or would you strip it down and sell it for parts?