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Video: You Don't Have To Crash a Ford Mustang To Destroy It

Ford Mustangs have made a solid name for themselves for developing a mind of their own under heavy acceleration. The internet is full of videos that show different generations of the Blue Oval’s muscle car being crashed in all sorts of scenarios.
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Most of the time, it's during the occasional power sliding after leaving a car meet, with the driver wanting to show off their skills in front of the car-spotting crowd, and their rides end up hitting all kinds of solid objects (or worse) a few seconds later.

We've come across several videos showing the popular model getting an instant facelift at the drag strip, too, including one that we covered earlier today while rubbing shoulders with a Chevy Corvette. Fortunately, most of the time, no one suffers in these accidents other than the owner's bank account, and it was the same for the person whose name is written on the dotted line on the papers of this black example.

Presumably shot during a car meet somewhere in the United States, the video uploaded on social media a couple of days ago by fred_autopartshop shows a black Ford Mustang from the S550 generation, aka the previous one, with an overenthusiastic driver behind the wheel. The man decided to put on a smoky show yet ended up revving the engine a bit too hard. As a result, something failed, and the haze moved from the rear wheels to under the hood.

A few seconds after trying to do a burnout, the muscle car in question can be seen with its hood popped open, surrounded by a small crowd of people recording the incident. It is unclear what failed, though it should be a lesson to everyone who decides to redline their rides, as not all mills can take up such stress. Towards the end of the clip, the vehicle's owner closes the hood as if he's had enough of it, so it is unclear what happened next.

Still, we can assume that he got an expensive ride back home with his car on the back of a trailer. Hopefully, it's not expensive to make it fully functional again, and we suspect the driver will think twice before pulling such a stunt. After all, one doesn't have to redline a vehicle to do a burnout, as they could build up the revs gradually and put on a smoky show that will only chew through the tires and not the engine's internals and/or peripherals, turning a fun time into a financial disaster.

So, what do you think happened to this black Ford Mustang that rendered it useless for the near future? Whatever it was, the car will probably be up and running again in no time.

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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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