Ford GT Hits a Pole and Crashes into a Guardrail in China

The Presumably Only Ford GT in China Hits a Guardrail 3 photos
The Presumably Only Ford GT in China Hits a GuardrailThe Presumably Only Ford GT in China Hits a Guardrail
Sad news are coming in from China where it seems like the only Ford GT in the country was trashed by its driver in the Leshan, the Sischuan Province. It seems like the usual wet road and rear-wheel drive combination was at fault this time too.
The Ford GT was manufactured between 2005 and 2006 and it was meant to be a tribute to the sport cars the Americans used to make in the 1960s. In order to do that, the rear-wheel drive concept had to be kept alive as well as a pure American Muscle type of engine.

That means under the bonnet hides a 5.4-liter supercharged V8 that’s made completely out of aluminum and has special modifications to get the most out of its displacement.

With 558 PS and 500 lb-ft (678 Nm) of torque going to the limited-slip differential at the back through a manual 6-speed gearbox, you can imagine just how hard it is to keep this thing in check. Therefore, we kind of understand why the driver crashed on such a wet road.

However, considering the fact that only 4,038 such cars were ever built and that none of them was officially imported to China, this kind of a loss is rather saddening. Furthermore, the damage seems to be pretty extensive, covering the front left side of the car and the headlight as well as the front bumper's right side. Most likely, the car hit the pole you can see on the ground in front of it and then stopped in the guardrail on its right side.

The owner will probably have to ship his car to the US to fix it, as the know-how and parts needed to fix his car are probably not available in China. We imagine he’s not too happy about it either.
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