Thursday, February 23, 2006

Dude, what happened to your car?

The Ford GT began as a concept car designed in anticipation of Ford's centennial year and as part of its drive to showcase and revive its "heritage" names such as Mustang and Thunderbird. Why am I telling you this?

One man located in Kansas City (Mission Hills/Prairie Village) waited 2 years for this $200,000 car.

He had this car only two days and had only put 9 miles on it.

He decided to try out how fast it would go- and decided to punch the gas pedal. When he did… he lost traction on the rear wheel and lost control on a bridge next to golf hole #17 at a major country club (Mission Hills Country Club) which crosses a small creek.

He nailed a steel and concrete pole. (Warning the following pictures are graphic in nature, and might cause you to involuntarily vocalize such reactions as, “oh shit”, “holy fuck”, and “oh-my-god”).


[Thanks David]

363 Comments:

At 2/23/2006 12:27 AM, Blogger joewo said...

HA! That's what you get prototype-boy!!

 
At 2/23/2006 12:49 AM, Anonymous Grant Geyer said...

Urgent?!

 
At 2/23/2006 7:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That completely rocks!
That's what happens to pillow-biters when they try to be cool.
---Bamadude

 
At 2/23/2006 12:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi to UKPOC ;o)

At least it wasn't a Probe!

Simon.

 
At 2/23/2006 2:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i will have the wheels

 
At 2/23/2006 7:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey - the airbags work! Way to go Ford!

 
At 2/24/2006 2:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Serves him right. People that stupid don't deserve to have cars that nice. Ford should at least include some driving lessons and an IQ test for $200.000.

 
At 2/24/2006 10:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man what is that post made out of? There is not a scratch on it.

 
At 2/24/2006 10:12 AM, Blogger Ramsey said...

Well if you look at the last picture, there's a little bit of a black "skuff"... however, that's a great point- the post doesn't even look like it was touched.

 
At 2/24/2006 3:02 PM, Anonymous cavz24302marquis said...

wheres the skid marks? if the guy slid into the pole like that there should be skid marks (besides the ones in his drawers from the accident) also like the one guy said above, cars should only be bought by people who can handle them....

 
At 2/24/2006 3:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man, what are the odds of ending up totally lined up with those orange marks? ;)

 
At 2/24/2006 3:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

well ya know what they say, Ford Owners Resembel Dicks! FORD

 
At 2/24/2006 3:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The hood is mangled, and the airbags popped. I bet that's a 10k repair. Not bad. Certainly not totally farked.

 
At 2/24/2006 3:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That dosent look that bad. I think he can just buff that out.

 
At 2/24/2006 3:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

10k? Which era are you living in? For a $200k car, that is probably a $35-45k job including parts and labor.

 
At 2/24/2006 3:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should make the car out of the same stuff the pole is! =P

 
At 2/24/2006 3:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's farked, considering the pole definetly went into the engine compartment... It's fixable, but I wouldn't want to see the repair bill. 60k+

 
At 2/24/2006 3:21 PM, Blogger Nick said...

I don't see any skid marks. Was he trying to go out in a blaze of prototype-glory?

 
At 2/24/2006 3:21 PM, Blogger Sixdoublefivethreetwoone said...

Knuckle-dragging testosteroid...

Nice car...BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA. That is a karma kick in the ass...

Earth: "Try my nifty coefficient of friction game..."

Car: "Whoa...."

Owner: "Sh*T!"

Earth: "That's for getting 8 mpg, you oil hungry, rich, trogladyte."

 
At 2/24/2006 3:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he didn't want the car, he could have given it to me! =(

 
At 2/24/2006 3:22 PM, Anonymous texasdeathtrip said...

Engine compartment?
isnt that in the back?

 
At 2/24/2006 3:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous...

Engine is behind the driver...

 
At 2/24/2006 3:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymoron said, "It's farked, considering the pole definetly went into the engine compartment..."

Huh. In the pictures I see the engine looks unscathed (it's in the rear), but the trunk (in the front) is totalled.

 
At 2/24/2006 3:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re: two comments ago
the pole hit the front, the engines in the back.

 
At 2/24/2006 3:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yikes for $200,000 you think the interior wouldn't look like a plastic palace of puke.

 
At 2/24/2006 3:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor guy. What a heartbreaking story.

 
At 2/24/2006 3:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"considering the pole definetly went into the engine compartment.."

Not only that, the engine's vanished without a trace!

 
At 2/24/2006 3:27 PM, Blogger kenofseattle said...

Ah, it looks bad. The pole definitely sheared the front axle and probably twisted the front end up real good. Since it's a HiPo car, you can't straighten, and since it's a limited ed. you have to have the parts custom made. In my estimation, this car is a total loss.

 
At 2/24/2006 3:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha...yeah, rear mounted engine in the GT ;)

Still going to be expensive, but it could be worse (concidering the engine is probably unharmed).

 
At 2/24/2006 3:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eh he'll just throw it away and buy another one.

 
At 2/24/2006 3:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look where the pole was planted, the hole looks a little bigger than it should be.
And skid marks are made by..... ?
If the wheels aren't making contact with the road or ABS and ESP/ETC (if fitted) are working the marks will not be left. If it came round the bend and downhill it would be rather light on the ground (well flying really!) and this could be an additional reason not to leave marks.
If you look at the position of the 'cut' into the front in relation to the position of the pole the car had half way left the road before hitting an pivoting around the pole.

 
At 2/24/2006 3:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the orange marks were painted there lady when the police filed the report (as you can see the police car in one of the pictures) Of course the guys is going to try and get his insurance to pay for and as much as it will cost to fix it I am sure the office had to get every last detail for the report he will file.

 
At 2/24/2006 3:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Um...we don't know that the airbags worked...they probably went off while he was driving - thus the accident.

re: Anonymous said...

Hey - the airbags work! Way to go Ford!

2/23/2006 7:31 PM

 
At 2/24/2006 3:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just because you can afford a 200K car does not mean you know how to drive it.
Stick to the minivan.costs less to repair.

 
At 2/24/2006 3:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All I'm sayin' is

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Dumb fucker.

 
At 2/24/2006 3:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's got nothing to complain about. Dent, schment, I've got a dent three times that size on my car.

 
At 2/24/2006 3:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's farked, considering the pole definetly went into the engine compartment... It's fixable, but I wouldn't want to see the repair bill. 60k+

The Ford GT is a mid engined car.(Thhe engine is behind the driver.)

 
At 2/24/2006 3:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you know that frame buckled.

even if he pays to straighten the frame, the car will never be the same.

nice way to lose the weight of 200K.......

 
At 2/24/2006 3:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hehe.. engine compartment...lol. Engine is in the rear, its a mid-engined car.

 
At 2/24/2006 3:41 PM, Anonymous RJ said...

Wow, first the Enzo, and now this. Hey, people with your rich cars? LEARN to drive before you drive your rich boy cars, or give them to US and spare them such a destructive death?

Idiots.

 
At 2/24/2006 3:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Notice the emergencey break is up? At that point why even fucking bother? The car is totaled. The frames in those type cars arent worth a damn after a collision like that. I would have just walked to the edge of the bridge...and said "Goodbye cruel world" and hope I landed on something hard.

 
At 2/24/2006 3:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

probably twisted the front end up real good

If you look closely, it seems like the driver's side door doesn't fit properly anymore along the A pillar and the roofline.

In my estimation, this car is a total loss.

Yep. At best I'd guess it's now a spare-parts car.

 
At 2/24/2006 3:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

a lingenfelter vette would've just bounced off and kept going

 
At 2/24/2006 3:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

that gonna be covered under warranty?

 
At 2/24/2006 3:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what an ass... hope i never run into one of those...

 
At 2/24/2006 3:49 PM, Blogger bigpeeler said...

The only skid marks are on the front seat.

 
At 2/24/2006 3:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They hadn't even taken the plastic off the passenger seat. Dumbasses

 
At 2/24/2006 3:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It never ceases to amaze me the complete waste of human life that crawls up out of the bowels of feces and vomit deep within the raw sewage of the internet wasteland. As if the owner deserved this, as if he was served right, as if skills and brains were inversely proportionate to income level. Crawl back to your trailer homes and toothless spouses and save your welfare checks, and maybe you can afford that new Kia. Jealous bitches!

 
At 2/24/2006 3:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ummm. The engine compartment is in the back.

 
At 2/24/2006 3:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would have preferred seeing the results had the pole not been there. I have to imagine that ploughing into the stone wall that runs perpendicular to the bridge would have left the GT in much, much worse condition. But it would have made for a much, much sweeter photo session.

For $200k one would think the cockgrabbing assroper would have bought himself an upgraded penis, some liposuction and pectoral implants, and he's still have enough cash to buy himself a convertible BMW 6 so he could troll for cheeseball sleestak whores like the rest of his overly wealthy golfing buddies. Or he could have invested in a Corvette and a few months of professional driving instruction. It all boils down to a case of bad decision making.

 
At 2/24/2006 4:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

well I wonder how those new redesigned upper control arms held up on that one...

Something tells me that the damage looks a lot worse than it is...

I'm no expert but it looks as though the body panels could be replaced and the frame checked for square and he'd be ready to go... it'll probably be a $20,000 repair bill, but fixable none the less.

 
At 2/24/2006 4:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It never ceases to amaze me the complete waste of human life that crawls up out of the bowels of feces and vomit deep within the raw sewage of the internet wasteland. As if the owner deserved this, as if he was served right, as if skills and brains were inversely proportionate to income level. Crawl back to your trailer homes and toothless spouses and save your welfare checks, and maybe you can afford that new Kia. Jealous bitches!"

Jealous of your new Kia, asswipe? LMAO...you called yourself out with the first sentence of your girlie-man post, dickless.

 
At 2/24/2006 4:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dad?

 
At 2/24/2006 4:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn. Just... Damn.

 
At 2/24/2006 4:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It never ceases to amaze me the complete waste of human life that crawls up out of the bowels of feces and vomit deep within the raw sewage of the internet wasteland. As if the owner deserved this, as if he was served right, as if skills and brains were inversely proportionate to income level. Crawl back to your trailer homes and toothless spouses and save your welfare checks, and maybe you can afford that new Kia. Jealous bitches!"

It never ceases to amaze the rest of us how some people out there are poseurs who think their bank account is indicative of their worthiness or intelligence. You would be well advised to use your exorbitant amount of discretionary income to buy yourself a Kia. No doubt it would fit nicely up your ass... along with your head!

 
At 2/24/2006 4:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, if they're not willing to fix it, it will one HELL of go-cart!

I new as soon as read:

"Man, what are the odds of ending up totally lined up with those orange marks? ;) "

I KNEW some one would post a comment on how they got there. LMAO

 
At 2/24/2006 4:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quality is Job 1.....LOL

 
At 2/24/2006 4:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It never ceases to amaze me the complete waste of human life that crawls up out of the bowels of feces and vomit deep within the raw sewage of the internet wasteland. As if the owner deserved this, as if he was served right, as if skills and brains were inversely proportionate to income level. Crawl back to your trailer homes and toothless spouses and save your welfare checks, and maybe you can afford that new Kia. Jealous bitches!"

It never ceases to amaze those of us who actually have to work to purchase nice cars the truly magnificent ways natural selection chooses to eliminate those sad examples of human beings who feel their bank account in some way reflects their worthiness of such works of art and engineering. Perhaps this individual should consider using his obviously exorbitant and much underserved discretionary income to purchase said Kia and insert it into his ass... along with his head!

 
At 2/24/2006 4:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

MW RULES!!!

 
At 2/24/2006 4:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It could have just as easily been a baby, and that wouldnt have even slowed him down.

 
At 2/24/2006 4:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

same thing happened to me when i tried to park my car there...oh well

 
At 2/24/2006 4:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey guy's. Lot's of gay butt sex over at Mustangworld.

 
At 2/24/2006 4:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fixable yes....but If he ever wants to sell it, I sure as heck wouldn't want it for any money. Damaged goods... it will never be the same....no matter how much money you throw at it.

 
At 2/24/2006 5:00 PM, Anonymous austin meyer said...

YOU BRAINLESS RETARDS

it takes maybe 2 seconds of over-excitement to crash a car like that... and the more power avail in a rear-wheel-drive car, the quicker you will spin it. GAS. SPIN. it happens as fast as you read those two words above.

the fact that most of you IDIOTS say you are GLAD it happened or that the person who did this must be as stupid as he is rich JUST PROVE THAT YOU ARE POOR, JEALOUS, IDIOTS.

more people have died on our highways than in all our wars combined.. DOES THAT YOU MEAN YOU ARE =>GLAD<= they all died?

you are bunch of IDIOTS.

morons.

poor, stupid, moronic, idiots.

 
At 2/24/2006 5:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aviation parallel: Rich doctors who buy vintage warbirds, but having little flying experience, usully wreck them.

 
At 2/24/2006 5:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gives new meaning to the FORD acronyms:
Fix Or Repair Daily and Found On Road Dead.

 
At 2/24/2006 5:05 PM, Anonymous Apocalypse said...

I doubt he hit the pole all that hard, but when the whole car is made of fiberglass it doesn't take much to do that kind of damage.

 
At 2/24/2006 5:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many dead babies would it take to stop a Ford GT? ;)

I'm no millinare, but the driver didn't deserve this.. the car i mean. He completely deserved to hit the pole for no other reason than the fact that he was driving. if he were in a kia going that fast and hit that pole, it would still be his fault. Still you know he had to have full coverage on that car so you know he already has another. How many people assumed that the driver was an man? was it because of the driving skill or the price tag?

 
At 2/24/2006 5:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's troglodyte.

 
At 2/24/2006 5:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you guys have never even sniffed the cockpit of a car like that, and you guys think YOU can handle it?

 
At 2/24/2006 5:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's beyond stupid...I can think of other things to do with 200 grand than drive a pole through it.

Dumbass got what he deserved.

 
At 2/24/2006 5:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live a block from here and those poles are there and so is the black mark. However, I'm not that rich, that dumb remains to be seen.

- R

 
At 2/24/2006 5:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"How many people assumed that the driver was an man? was it because of the driving skill or the price tag?"

Neither. The fact that it's an expensive sports car is enough to guess that it was a male driver.

 
At 2/24/2006 5:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since it's a Ford, does it still turn over?

 
At 2/24/2006 5:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can fix it. My dad's a TV repairman and has an AWESOME set of tools....I can fix it!

 
At 2/24/2006 5:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know, I have seen a lot of folks posing about how it will never be the same again if he fixes it. I have to ask, isn't that the idea? If the wanted it the same as it is now he could just leave it be ;). As for having a new one, if he does get an other he will still have a long wait. Though, I have to suspect he will get something else. Not many folks would jump right back in after that.

 
At 2/24/2006 5:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

if some dildo further ruined my car with cheap orange spray paint overspray I think I would throw myself into the creek headfirst if I hadn't already.

 
At 2/24/2006 5:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

if some dildo further ruined my car with cheap orange spray paint overspray I think I would throw myself into the creek headfirst if I hadn't already.

 
At 2/24/2006 6:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The engine is mid car, behind the passenger compartent on that vehicle. The car is a complete loss as its unibody and the front has a gaping vaginal like opening now.

 
At 2/24/2006 6:06 PM, Anonymous austin meyer said...

I'm no millinare,

PROBABLY BECAUSE YOU CAN'T EVEN SPELL THE WORD "MILLIONAIRE"


but the driver didn't deserve this.. the car i mean.

YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW HARD HE WORKED FOR THE MONEY TO BUY THAT CAR.
NO CLUE. AT ALL.


Still you know he had to have full coverage on that car

YOU DON'T KNOW THAT AT ALL.
I HAVE NO COVERAGE ON EITHER MY CORVETTE OR MY FERRARI.


so you know he already has another.

YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT.
THE WAITING LIST FOR GT'S IS YEARS LONG.

 
At 2/24/2006 6:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many people assumed that the driver was an man?

We didn't have to. The story called him "One man located in Kansas City"

 
At 2/24/2006 6:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

$35-40k if you're really lucky. You can't buy parts for the car. The parts are fabricated when they build the car. There was a recall on something for the suspension and it took Ford over a year to product the parts to fix the cars. Not sure it they are even close to done. Kind of like calling Roger Penske and saying, "I just tagged the wall, can you send me a new A-arm for my Indy car?". The other problem is I think the car is a monocot not a frame or unibody which means he can part out the wheels, drive train, seats and gauges but the rest is a door stop. Living proof that stupid people should stick with rice rockets and spend the extra money on driving lessons.

 
At 2/24/2006 6:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many people assumed that the driver was an man?

We didn't have to. The story called him "One man located in Kansas City"

 
At 2/24/2006 6:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want the engine and gearbox.

 
At 2/24/2006 6:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stupid Johnson Country DUMBASS!!!

 
At 2/24/2006 7:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ken of Seattke said: Ah, it looks bad. The pole definitely sheared the front axle and probably twisted the front end up real good. Since it's a HiPo car, you can't straighten, and since it's a limited ed. you have to have the parts custom made. In my estimation, this car is a total loss.

It's a good thing you don't earn your living as an insurance adjuster, Ken.

Unless this is an F-150 cleverly disguised as a GT, it doesn't have a "front axle". High performance cars can be "straightened" just like low-performance ones. And I doubt very seriously that parts would have to be "custom made". Get a clue.

 
At 2/24/2006 7:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

holy shit! if that ever happend to my pole i'd be pissed!

 
At 2/24/2006 7:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

damned right, that was nice pole untill then.

 
At 2/24/2006 7:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only a flesh wound, lucky for him. It's a midengine car. HE probably got on it, and hit the pole so quick he never had time to hit the brakes. I need to go find this guy and see if he needs some help gettin that thing under control. Probably be grabbin for dash with me at the wheel. Too much cash and no brains. Typical rich no-drive

 
At 2/24/2006 7:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he had been driving Chuck Norris around in the front seat with him, Chuck would have simply stuck his foot out and roundhouse kicked the pole into something resembling white jelly.

babygrand

 
At 2/24/2006 7:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shit ill give you $1 for the pole so i can use it for a bumper.

Ill take the moter and put it in my little ranger and see how fast we can get that thing up to. bet you can i could do it with out hitting something to.

 
At 2/24/2006 8:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ya... And to think - this dumbass didn't even spend a few more thousand dollars on at least making sure that the airbags were color co-ordinated with the rest of the car... white is lookin pretty cheap.

Hmmm, on second thought maybe he crashed the car deliberatelly to ensure that even the airbags matched the color of the car... I bet he was pretty pissed when he saw that he was duped into buying a $200k car with white airbags... Well I bet he's gonna put in a complaint now!......

 
At 2/24/2006 8:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great way to commemorate the Ford GT's decomission from Ford's brochures...


Translation: that was a limited car. It's already running out and this bastard f*cked one. Great, no?

 
At 2/24/2006 8:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it comes in any other color than standard white,I want a prototype of the pole.

 
At 2/24/2006 8:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

" car is a monocot " you mean monocoque?.. This car is is fixable... Everything is.. Just depends on how badly you want it fixed..

 
At 2/24/2006 8:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope he had enough etiquette to yell Four!!!!

 
At 2/24/2006 8:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

People that can afford these cars cannot drive properly. Punch the gas, loose traction and freeze up. Dumb shit!

 
At 2/24/2006 8:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

While you are busy praising the pole . . . look at the base. It used to be set in solid concrete. It is now set in a rather wide hole surrounded by concrete dust. Given how hard a hit it takes to do that. . . the car did very well.

What is the penalty for felony stupidity? Punched it on a road like that? Don't care how much money he has, but he must have gotten the old-fashioned way, like John Kerry: Married it. Or the Ted Kennedy way: From Daddy. He sure didn't create his fortune with his intellectual capacity.

 
At 2/24/2006 8:49 PM, Anonymous framiss said...

dumb shit, punched the gas on a GT40. I raced one you don't punch the gas!

 
At 2/24/2006 8:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love to see these stupid farkers around town! I take my 45,000 Mustang Cobra and whip those 80-200k b&*tches! Never seen a one smile afterwords!

BTW.. the Engine is in the back and that car is totaled!

 
At 2/24/2006 9:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice to see he chose the automatic "puke bag" option, especially designed for just this situation.

 
At 2/24/2006 9:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He didn't deserve the car because he showed no respect for it.

 
At 2/24/2006 9:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

First of all, the damn pole is called a Bollard. OK? Secondly, what the fuck are bollards doing on that slimy bridge with no guardrail? Where is this fucking place? Also, Who's the jackass poster who owns a Corvette and a Ferrari and has no insurance? You are a peice of work, daddy-o. Or did you mean toy cars? That's more beleivable. Lastly, who's the asshole who has to make this about politics? Do you think Bushwhacker ever earned a dime of his own? Or even had an original, sober and intelligent THOUGHT of his own? Go fuck yourself, and get outta my country

 
At 2/24/2006 9:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why the HELL he decided to test the car there! He could go to some other deserted road to try that. About the airbag, he was lucky they worked, a guy in New Zealand wrecked his and they didn't. Go to wreckedexotics.com to see.

 
At 2/24/2006 9:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Car is totalled-beyond repair. It doesn't use a conventional steel frame or even a conventional unit-body construction (which would be pretty much irreparable in this case too). The car uses a composite material unit-body construction: hydro-formed aluminum sheets bonded together with other materials to form the chassis-the "unit-body" component which is effectively the cockpit of the vehicle to which all the remaining componentry is bolted. You bend any of that and you creat tears/warps in the material which cannot be repaired.

It's a parts car now :-(

 
At 2/24/2006 9:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The owner is DEFINITELY an idiot.

Because he wrecked the car? No! I myself have wrecked high perfomance vehicles. It happens.

Well then why is an idiot?











$200,000......FOR A DAMN FORD! That qualifies anyone as idiot.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

I don't care how you package it. It's a piece of shit Ford.

BTW, I have a friend who owns a GT. I tell him the same thing.

 
At 2/24/2006 9:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

u ppl who say u can handle a car like this....yea right.......i hate to admitt it...but i wrecked a transam in 2003 and seeing this reminds me of how it happened..but to say this guy was a dumbass is wrong, who wouldnt want to test that cars ability.....but all that happened was he didnt take his notes and couldnt keep up....but hey....that ford gt would still beat a honda...(Hold On Not Done Accelerating)thats what honda stands for

 
At 2/24/2006 10:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thirty years ago, I wanted to buy a Ferrari Dino, that I had seen advertised in the LA Times. I called the owner, who lived in Beverly Hills and was apparently some spoiled rotten insulent rich teenager. The 70 Dino was red in color and as first glance looked a little rough and beat up. I decided it had not been treated well. To save face, I agreed to let this idiot rich kid take me for a test ride. I knew he was retarded when he fired up the little Dino, the engine was cold and he just floored it and we took odd. We came to a stop sign at the end of his street, he moved to the right side of the lane to make a right turn without even slowing down and punched the holy crap out of it. The next thing I realized was that we were now going side ways across the street, just missing a huge dump truck and smashing into a concrete street light pole right at the drivers door. The car folded itself around the pole. We weren't hurt; but we both had to crawl out the passenger window because the body was tweaked and we couldn't open the door. He was going nuts screaming at the dump truck driver who was not in anyway involved in this loon's destructive test drive. I walked the block back to my car and went home. This story was amazing to see 30 years later. I was just wondering if the Ford driver was that idiot kid from 1970.

 
At 2/24/2006 10:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A whole wagonload of dumb comments so far. Let me help:

- by the 9th or 10th self-indulgent correction we already knew it was mid-engined. Now back to my own self-indulgent corrections
- where is everyone pulling the 'prototype' description from? This is a production car, not a prototype. Its still in production right now.
- there would still be skid marks if the ABS or ESP activated. They don't eliminate friction.
- it def. doesn't have a front axle, but the front suspension is farked
- its a space frame. Minor straightening can be done, 'hi-po' or not. Not on this one, though.
- parts would not have to be custom made. The suppliers produce a bunch of extra parts at the end of the run just for situations like this.
- brake is spelled 'b-r-a-k-e', not 'b-r-e-a-k'
- jumping off that bridge would be risking a twisted ankle, not death
- bodywork is aluminum, not fiberglass
- "The parts are fabricated when they build the car". Wrong.
- the suspension recall is completely unrelated to the availability of replacement parts. That was a few months delay (not 'over a year') to completely re-engineer, reproduce, and retrofit the entire run of parts onto the cars that had been built. They've made extra parts.
- on a golf course, one yells 'Fore!', not 'Four!'

Remember, I'm only here to help. You can thank me later.

P.S. Car is a write-off, no question.

 
At 2/24/2006 10:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the late-'70s comments in here.

"Durrrrrr FORD stands for... duhr-duhr-d-d-d... duhrrrrr" "DUHRR HONDA stands for... DUHRRRRRRR"

Jesus. This country really is going into the toilet. Have fun in your stupid NASCAR v. 2Fast2Furious debate. DUHRRR

 
At 2/24/2006 10:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kudos to the engineer of that post.

Thank god another Ford gone.

Nasty

 
At 2/24/2006 10:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A couple more things:

Whomever posted this:

"I think the orange marks were painted there lady when the police filed the report (as you can see the police car in one of the pictures)."

...should hold his or her breath until he/she dies. Seriously.

And...

All you peeps posting that the driver's an idiot, no driving skill, more money than blah, blahgitty blah blah should shut the fcuk up. Your posts have made it abundantly clear that the vast majority of you would plow into anything that's not on the road the first instant you tried to drive that car in anger. If you could even get it rolling (Ford GTs don't come with automatic transmissions, you know).

Unless you were there, and know the owner/driver, you really can't judge. He's not the first person in the world to have a single-car motor vehicle collision.

 
At 2/24/2006 10:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hell for 200k he could have bought an orginal.

p.s. K-Mart is recalling all the blue light special drivers license issued

 
At 2/24/2006 10:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The engine is in the back, you a** hole!

 
At 2/24/2006 10:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

GodDAMN!! I've seen some DUMB mofos in my time, but to trash such a seriously fine car as this in less than ten miles puts this son-of-a-bitch in Forrest Gump territory.

I'm honest enough to admit that a big part of this is driven by jealousy; I'll never even get to sit in one of these masterpieces much less actually own one. Having said that, I'm only sorry that the owner of this instant parts car can't be made to read all of the comments like mine; to realize just how much enjoyment we jealous bastards are taking from his misery.

You know the saying "A fool and his money...."

 
At 2/24/2006 10:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you cant buy a orig GT40 for 200,000 you smack a** .

 
At 2/24/2006 10:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares about the idiot driver, I feel sorry for the car.

 
At 2/24/2006 11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's why they should require a stupidity test before allowing people to purchase high performance automobiles.

 
At 2/24/2006 11:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice to hear from a bunch of "Anonymous" folk. Let's see your ride...

 
At 2/24/2006 11:42 PM, Blogger Hal R. Hosfeld said...

I didn't know women were interested in cars of this sort.

Or blacks.

 
At 2/24/2006 11:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd say it'll take about $200K to fix the car...

 
At 2/25/2006 12:02 AM, Anonymous Justin said...

For some reason, people seem to think that "good handling" equates to never "never going to catch you out no matter what kind of sh!t you pull."

As for the lack of tire marks: Not every slide leaves, huge, black skid marks. It depends on the speed and road condition. I'm guessing the rear end only drifted out enough to cause him to loose control (not spinning up the wheels in a cloud of smoke), and that the road was probably a bit dusty.

To that other anonymous who said "A whole wagonload of dumb comments so far..." You're right, except for the body panels. The very front part looks like fibreglass, since it's shattered without a single bend. The front side panels look like metal, though.

Well, at least he wasn't such a doof that he cut the whole bloody car in half on the poll like a couple of recent Enzo owners have. But that's probably because he simply didn't get a chance to build up enough speed first.

 
At 2/25/2006 12:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

AYAYAYI, No es bueno!

 
At 2/25/2006 12:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

am i the only one that sees that the body panels dont line up anymore? BENT FRAME. its a total(Probably a 150-175k job considering the amount of fabrication required at $120/hr). itl end up at auction for parts.

 
At 2/25/2006 1:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Call it what it is. An unfortunate accident, involving a very desirable car being driven by a person of greater than average wealth.
Unless you know the owner and driver personally, and witnessed the crash you are unable to accurately make any statement about either the driver or the crash. The only thing that you can determine from the picture is that the vehicle struck the post nearly head on and it was traveling at speed that will be determined by the crash investigators. Signed, Edward Morbeus

 
At 2/25/2006 1:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Driver's an idiot, but I've done stuff far stupider, especially before I got old and smart.

 
At 2/25/2006 1:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All you fucking jealous idiots can't realize a simple thing, he'll probably go buy a more expensive car tomorrow to make himself feel better. Enjoy your civics, and your pull it out of your ass oh it'll cost $20k easy, oh $60k, based on what, jealousy is a bitch, cuz u ain't rich

 
At 2/25/2006 1:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude, shut up. Nobody cares!

 
At 2/25/2006 2:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

At 2/25/2006 12:32 AM, Anonymous said...
am i the only one that sees that the body panels dont line up anymore? BENT FRAME. its a total(Probably a 150-175k job considering the amount of fabrication required at $120/hr). itl end up at auction for parts.



//IT WILL END UP ON CO-PART AUCTIONS AND GO FOR AT LEAST 75% OF THE VALUE BEFORE COLLISION. THE DRIVER WILL GET A NEW ONE AND THE INSURANCE COMPANY WILL GET THE AUCTION PRICE MINUS A FEW SURCHARGES. THEN WHEN YOU ADD UP WHAT THE INSURANCE IS, MOST LIKELY THERE WAS A HUGE DEPOSIT TO GET THE INSURANCE ALL WILL BREAK EVEN AND BTW-----THE CAR IS FINE, MINUS BODYWORK, NEW BODY FROM DOORS UP AND MINOR FRAME ISSUES (CORE SUPPORT OR EQUIVELANT & SUCH).

///YEAH I'M JEALOUSE BUT I'M NOT BITTER.......

9 MILES...9 FARKING MILES GRRRRRR

 
At 2/25/2006 2:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh FFS, stop blaming the poor owner guy. Anyone with half a brain realizes it was Dietrich who wrecked the car!

 
At 2/25/2006 2:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"austin meyer said...
I'm no millinare,

PROBABLY BECAUSE YOU CAN'T EVEN SPELL THE WORD "MILLIONAIRE"


but the driver didn't deserve this.. the car i mean.

YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW HARD HE WORKED FOR THE MONEY TO BUY THAT CAR.
NO CLUE. AT ALL.


Still you know he had to have full coverage on that car

YOU DON'T KNOW THAT AT ALL.
I HAVE NO COVERAGE ON EITHER MY CORVETTE OR MY FERRARI.


so you know he already has another.

YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT.
THE WAITING LIST FOR GT'S IS YEARS LONG."

Hmmm... You keep calling everybody stupid!?!?

I'm not going to call you names that is beneath me but I am going to ask you a couple of questions for you to ponder on K? Do you think it is intellegent to own very expessive cars such as your Ferrari or Corvette and not cover insurence? Hey man you said it not me.

You keep stating that the driver did not deserve this to happen to him... Oh wow how is that? He was driving the car right? He hit a pole right? Nobody had a gun to his head and compermised his judgement right? Surely the car is not at fault it doesn't make any dissions on it's own does it? There wasn't other cars to avoid was there? Okay okay I think you now realize that the driver was at fault right? Alright cool.

So please now do explain to me how it is the driver didn't deserve what happened? He excersized poor judgement when operating a motor vehicle with alot of horse power which resulted in a preventable accident. I'd like to say that this could happen to anybody but that simply isn't true. Most people would have respected the fact that the vehicle had enough horse power to break the rear wheels loose if they stomped on the gas. Most people would have taken the time to learn how the vehicle reacted in all it's unique ways before pulling a stunt like that.

"Call it what it is. An unfortunate accident, involving a very desirable car being driven by a person of greater than average wealth.
Unless you know the owner and driver personally, and witnessed the crash you are unable to accurately make any statement about either the driver or the crash. The only thing that you can determine from the picture is that the vehicle struck the post nearly head on and it was traveling at speed that will be determined by the crash investigators. Signed, Edward Morbeus"

I agree with this guy however. Most intellegent coments posted yet if you ask me.

Regards,

NK

 
At 2/25/2006 6:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was a crash test of the pole, not car. :)

 
At 2/25/2006 6:43 AM, Anonymous Justin said...

I'm sorry, but Edward Morbeus has said the most boring thing yet. We all know he's right. But it's hardly the point of this blog to be very technically correct and avoid speculation, is it?

As for the people saying that some of use are just jealous: I'd like that kind of money, yet I don't have anything against many other owners of exotic cars. The problem that I have isn't that this guy is able to waste so much money, but that he was probably acting like an asshole on a public road.

Lets look at the facts: It's a new car, it has a sh!t load of power, it was a pretty normal road. It very well could have been bad luck or mechanical failure. But let's be realistic here, it was most likely that the driver was driving like an idiot. It's not exactly uncommon.

As for Austin Meyer's comment on money. There are many people who work their asses off to get where they are (inventors, businesses etc). Some people are talented and lucky (think rock stars), other's are simply lucky (winning money, iheritance).

 
At 2/25/2006 6:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Schmuck! See what happens when you elect not to buy a Dodge Viper? Ford products are for pussies. He could of saved at least $115,000.

 
At 2/25/2006 7:00 AM, Anonymous Blue Bandit said...

Having worked on the design and manufacture of the Ford GT , IMHO that car is repairable, It will cost a bit , but definately repairable. The car is not rogered because of 'look at the shape of the door'.
The door is designed to be part of the roof, hence the strange shape. The same as the original GT40 which was designed for the LeMans starts where as part of the race the driver has to get in the car quickly. And the car door was only 30 inches high.
AlanEJ

 
At 2/25/2006 7:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What I don't understand is why anyone else who has commented here about how the man who owned the car was basically worthless because he was rich and he couldn't drive. He most likely worked hard for the purchase price of that car and who here can honestly say they wouldn't hit the gas to see what the car could do if it was theirs? In fact, that is exactly what these people are saying; they could have done the same thing without wrecking. There are far too many variables to be so sure considering none of us were even at the scene. I don't think anyone should be so down on the guy just because he was rich. In fact, for all we know, he works his ass of as a janitor but saves every bit of his money and has only driven a Kia is entire life. So he screwed up. I don't even know one person that hasn't been involved in some sort of accident. Quit being so judgemental and hypocritical. Jealousy is a bad color for everyone.

 
At 2/25/2006 9:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That'l buff right out....

 
At 2/25/2006 10:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hell, throw a Goldwing front end assembly on it and make it a trike.

 
At 2/25/2006 10:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

LMFAO! That'l buff right out... Nice one mate!

 
At 2/25/2006 10:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmmm, my wifes '02 Grand Marquis has traction control, and the car cost $25K. You would think for a $200K sports car with 550HP it would be standard......Oh well!

 
At 2/25/2006 11:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"THE WAITING LIST FOR GT'S IS YEARS LONG."

Hardly. There is no waiting list AT ALL. Look on ebay and you will see many not even selling for just a little over list.

Also, check out...
www.fordgtprices.com
There are presently about 800 cars built and NOT SOLD.
-Steve
San Diego

 
At 2/25/2006 11:37 AM, Anonymous Paul said...

If you look in pictures 3,5 and 6 you can see something that doesn't belong with the rest of the car. It looks to me like a metal post like the kind they put a street sign on. In the first and second pics, you can see skid marks. Not the typical black kind you'd expect, but the "clean" kind which comes from a tire skidding and more or less cleaning the dirt buildup on concrete, which the bridge is paved with.
If you look at those skidmarks they tell you that the car was approaching the bridge from the direction the police car is pictured in, lost control and was spinning the rear from left to right and came to a stop where it sits. I don't think it hit that metal pole at all. It hit something, likely a street sign or a narrow bridge sign, before it ever got to the bridge.
The type of post you find in such applications would typically be ductile iron pipe filled with concrete. If the car hit that hard enough for it to go that far back the front end would be wrapped around it.

 
At 2/25/2006 12:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I don't have a piece of sh!t car to drive, so I have to envy your piece of sh!t." -- Ferris Bueller

 
At 2/25/2006 1:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should die a horrible death for destroying such a nice car

 
At 2/25/2006 1:41 PM, Anonymous themajik1 said...

Well, imagine that... Mission Hills... I am guessing that the guy lives in Overland Park, or at least some other part of Johnson County. Way too much money and no damn sense at all. See it way to much here in Kansas City. These guys need to realize that their brain capacity is much smaller than their wallet.

I say serves him right. Stick with the luxory cars and leave the fast cars for people that know how to handle the horsepower!!!

 
At 2/25/2006 3:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i hit a traffic pole last year and that dude ain't got shit on my accident... i did it better :o)

go BIG or go HOME!

 
At 2/25/2006 4:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He had it for 2 days and only had 9 miles on it? I would have had a couple of hundred on it by then. This guy really isn't a "driver." Oh, and unless the 4 wheel ABS didn't function, there would be no skid marks.

 
At 2/25/2006 4:13 PM, Anonymous Justin said...

Paul: I think it did hit that pole. I don't see anything that doesn't belong in there, there are broken parts around the pole, fresh looking black marks on the pole.

 
At 2/25/2006 4:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quote:
"Oh, and unless the 4 wheel ABS didn't function, there would be no skid marks."

Where do people get this idea from? The same nonsense was posted higher up.

Tell you what, go to an empty parking lot, get up to about 100mph, then close your eyes and stand on your ABS-equipped brakes as hard as you can. Now go outside, look on the pavement behind the car, and tell us again that ABS will eliminate skid marks.

It would be even worse if you tried some evasive maneuvering while braking.
Under hard cornering, you'll leave black marks without even touching the brakes - will ABS still prevent skidding?

 
At 2/25/2006 4:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The airbags didn't even work properly, or at least thats not how they would've worked in pretty much any other car. The plastic is not taken off the passenger seat, therefore it wasn't occupied, therefore the passenger airbag should not have popped. Its either ford skipped out on a pressure sensor or it didn't work.

 
At 2/25/2006 4:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does the plastic on the seat guarantee that no one was sitting there?

 
At 2/25/2006 4:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That car is fixable, no doubt. It will costs some money, but no biggie for the owner I'm sure.
I will have to say though that he should have spent alot more time getting familiar with the car before doing something stupid like that.
I've owned several high performance automobiles over the last 30 years, and I always give myself some time to get familiar with the car first. 9 miles is not nearly enough. He got what he deserved.

 
At 2/25/2006 4:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quote:
"Hmmmm, my wifes '02 Grand Marquis has traction control, and the car cost $25K. You would think for a $200K sports car with 550HP it would be standard......Oh well!"

While it is true that the GT lacks traction control, it probably would have had no effect in this situation anyway. Traction control is merely a driving aid for those who cannot be trusted to do their own throttle modulation. It can also be helpful on slippery surfaces (but this is when you can have the most fun!)
What it cannot do overrule the effects of physics.

 
At 2/25/2006 4:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw these pics about 2 weeks ago the day after it happend. Initial estimates for damage was 65k. As for the ABS and tire marks, there was alot of dirt on that road from what I understand

 
At 2/25/2006 4:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quote:
" LMFAO! 'That'l buff right out...' Nice one mate!"

Yeah, mate, way to come up with the same comment that was already old, cheesy, cliched and unfunny when it was posted several times above! Not to mention that some brainless, unoriginal bastard has to post that within the first two minutes of any blog of vehicular damage. But you take it one further and REPOST retarded comments. Way to fcukin go! You're a WINNER!

 
At 2/25/2006 5:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As my grandfather told my brothers and me time and again in his broken english (August was of German-American heritage, "...always the driver, never the car..." Now I know he was referring to the qualtiy of the driver, that is the difference, in any car situation. Who care how much the repair is, wouldn't insurance pitch in for the repair or totaled definition (big payoff)?

 
At 2/25/2006 5:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

(Warning the following pictures are graphic in nature, and might cause you to involuntarily vocalize such reactions as, “holy fuck” ).

That be liken to pope poop!

Mo funs at
http://www.quailhuntingschool.com/flash.php

 
At 2/25/2006 5:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

haha, funny thing is they are stoppin production on the ford Gt's, so bye bye. go buy a toyota or something

 
At 2/25/2006 6:11 PM, Anonymous Flymooseracing said...

An ineffecetive attenpt at thinning the heard.

 
At 2/25/2006 6:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HIREZ (of pre-crash) PLS, or stfu. also: too much wiki. jeez. they're not god.

meh. here.

 
At 2/25/2006 8:29 PM, Anonymous pilot goddess said...

" At 2/24/2006 8:48 PM, Anonymous said...

While you are busy praising the pole . . . look at the base. It used to be set in solid concrete. It is now set in a rather wide hole surrounded by concrete dust. Given how hard a hit it takes to do that. . . the car did very well."


Try again, anon. If you look at the photo, the 'concrete dust' is sand (or kitty litter) put down to keep the fluids leaking from the car from draining into the stream. If the post had been dislodged from its base, it would be leaning to one side. looks to me like he hit the post, and then backed it up about two feet. If you look at photo #2,3 & 6, you'll see tread maerks that line up quite nicely with the front right tire. Unless, of course, that was caused by the leftover energy after hitting the pole causing the car to 'bounce backwards". But still strange that the wheels are straight.....
Would be interesting to know why the passenger side glass broke out.....

Don't know. I've only had a basic accidnet investigation course and I'm not on scene to get a better look, and talk to the driver/passenger/witnesses.

Feel sorry for the guy though. -sigh-

Deeg

 
At 2/25/2006 8:29 PM, Blogger benb said...

I'll bet i can get that $200,000 dollar car of my dreams for about $5o now.

 
At 2/25/2006 8:30 PM, Anonymous pilot goddess said...

Opps, I meant front LEFT tire.....too much wine......

 
At 2/25/2006 9:52 PM, Anonymous twinkie said...

Biddy biddy biddy, gee Buck!

 
At 2/25/2006 10:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know what is worse, that the fool paid 200k for a car you can get for 150k or less right now, or that this wreck never really took place. This coming from an overland park police officer.

 
At 2/25/2006 11:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I don't know what is worse, that the fool paid 200k for a car you can get for 150k or less right now, or that this wreck never really took place. This coming from an overland park police officer."

better back that last part up chief

 
At 2/26/2006 5:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep, there goes another rich guy that can blame his problems on somebody else, I wouldn't be surprized if he said there was a deer crossing the road or, someone allmost hit my car with a golf ball and I swerved out of the way. You just know he ended up geting everything back from that car some how.

 
At 2/26/2006 8:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

FORD..Driver Returned On Foot...

 
At 2/26/2006 9:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like Chris Farley's astute ruse in Tommy Boy, I'd blame it on bees...

 
At 2/26/2006 10:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just got out of one on the showroom floor in Orlando. Dealer was asking $236K last year. Now offering it for a mere $180K or best offer. $100K did not peak his interest. So, if the guy is looking for its twin, it is available in Orlando. Perhaps one of you will buy it and resell it to the guy for a profit??

 
At 2/26/2006 10:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey the engine is in the back anyway. Just cut the front of the car off and drive the car in reverse. maybe he can use it for tilling or plowing soil in a farm. Most likely they will just replace the front end & it will be good as just crashed "NEW".

 
At 2/26/2006 10:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a Fucking ASS HOLE

 
At 2/26/2006 10:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

like you guys are any better drivers - same thing would have happened to you dumbasses.

 
At 2/26/2006 11:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

While an auto enthusiast would not have such na cynical view , those that work or drive these exotics know of thier lack of forgiveness.While I dont understand why the owner never took the time to learn his new car you need consider ,, this is not a mussy Benz suspension , Taking any corner at speed will cause undesired effects , With this road designed for golf carts and luixury vehicles , Not suitable in an excursion with a performance vehicle , It would appear to be a slight Negative bank in the corner the car came from , Ate addition of added power (flooring it ) in a corner like this will spin most any car ,,,, Besides one with Tail weight (bob )and a stiff suspension ,,,, I do feel sympathy for the owner , No matter where he got the money. No thie to study the road ? No consideration or pause of thought for where he was or what he was doing with the car. An over joyed owner. Tollmandot

 
At 2/26/2006 11:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking as someone who has hit a couple of poles in my day (although I can only say it involved an 82 New Yorker and an 88 Olds), I can speak with confidence that they come out of nowhere. One minute you're enjoying your ride, the next there is a pole in front of you. Dude didn't stand a chance.

 
At 2/26/2006 11:14 AM, Anonymous Pointing out obvious shit said...

Hit a posted sign. May have afterwards rolled/bumped into the white post, but definelty hit a posted sign as evidence in the "trunk".

If the white post was hit hard enough to make the vehicle turn around, itd be ALOT more wasted.

Hitting a steel post at 10mph would cause more damage than that and the car would stay straight.

And please, stop being dicks. You dont know the story. Because hes rich doesnt mean you can show your jealousy and write about it on the internet. Its not going to make you feel better, and its not going to make you any money.

Try to get yourself ahead in life before whining about other peoples success.

 
At 2/26/2006 11:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

...anybody notice that it seems like the cop is the one taking the pictures? Referring to pic5...definately looks like a uniformed cop. Which begs the question...are police allowed to post accident pictures, no matter how stupid the accident, on the web?

 
At 2/26/2006 12:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop trying to make this into a legal argument.

 
At 2/26/2006 12:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've loved the original GT40 since I was a kid,and I think Ford did a Great job of staying close to the original. This is the best sports car for the money,some maybe a little faster but at 4-10 the cost.

Just because some rich guy has the money to buy one doesn't mean he can drive it.

To the people who bad mouthed Ford:

Ford has a great racing history and the only American company able to successfully compete with the world.

Those who would rather push a Chevy than drive a Ford, often do.

 
At 2/26/2006 1:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmmm, my wifes '02 Grand Marquis has traction control, and the car cost $25K. You would think for a $200K sports car with 550HP it would be standard......Oh well!

It doesn't have traction control (does it even have ABS?) because serious driving enthusiasts don't want "electro-nannies." (And I'm not claiming to be a real driver myself -- I can't even drive a stick.)

Ford has a great racing history and the only American company able to successfully compete with the world.

What about the Corvette C5-R in endurance racing?

 
At 2/26/2006 2:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When the small pole holds up better than a Ford in an accident, that speaks wonders about Ford engineering.

"Built Ford Tough", my ass!

 
At 2/26/2006 2:45 PM, Blogger Auto Report World Editors said...

I'm not sure if the GT can be rebuilt, but I cover the auto industry for a family of web sites and Ford has shown a cutaway of the GT at the major auto shows for the past couple of years. The major front componennts of the GT, the suspension and steering, bolt to large aluminum castings at the corners. That's a trend, btw, seen in the flexible architectures shown by Aston Martin and Lotus (who have sold their expertise in bonding aluminum to A-M). My guess is that the car isn't a write off for that reason. It doesn't look like the corners were touched.

Remember, just about any car built today, including the exotics, has been designed to be repaired. Ferrari may have only built 399 Enzos, but they have to have stocked a significant quantity of replacement parts for the entire car, just to be able to service those lucky 399 owners.

Ferrari has announced the FXX based on the Enzo. It's $1.75 million and they are only building 29. A special in-house Ferrari committee identified Ferrari owners who would be invited to apply to purchase one of the FXXs. While Ford will be happy to sell this GT owner's insurance company an new GT, my guess is that the guys who have wrecked Enzos aren't going to be invited to buy anything special at Ferrari any time soon.

 
At 2/26/2006 2:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's too bad he fell asleep in the driving class

 
At 2/26/2006 3:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Austin Meyer-

YOU BRAINLESS RETARDS

it takes maybe 2 seconds of over-excitement to crash a car like that... and the more power avail in a rear-wheel-drive car, the quicker you will spin it. GAS. SPIN. it happens as fast as you read those two words above.

the fact that most of you IDIOTS say you are GLAD it happened or that the person who did this must be as stupid as he is rich JUST PROVE THAT YOU ARE POOR, JEALOUS, IDIOTS.

more people have died on our highways than in all our wars combined.. DOES THAT YOU MEAN YOU ARE =>GLAD<= they all died?

you are bunch of IDIOTS.

morons.

poor, stupid, moronic, idiots.



First I believe this rich person is stupid. I'm not necessarily saying he deserved it, but he did get what was coming to him, the car is what didn't deserve it. If you have the patience to wait for your $200,000 than you can have the patience to go to a racing school that costs 1/12 the price of your damn sports car. There are no excuses for that!
As for me being a "POOR, JEALOUS, IDIOTS," I'm not afraid to admit that I am POOR I am a college student, although I am far from being an IDIOT because I go to a prestigious college, and I am definitely not JEALOUS because I know when I graduate my time will come to own a beautiful piece of engineering and art. DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER COMMENTS THAT SHOWS YOUR MATURITY LEVEL AND IQ AUSTIN MEYER?

 
At 2/26/2006 3:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, as a fellow Johnson county sports car owner - BUMMER! I would also note that the GT can be ordered with traction control and you should NEVER floor 400+ RWHP on cold pavement. Probably had cold tires too - which makes it twice as dangerous. Glad to see that the only thing hurt besides the car was his pride.

 
At 2/26/2006 4:59 PM, Anonymous Matt said...

Well at Least He Knows his airbag works though!

 
At 2/26/2006 5:00 PM, Anonymous Justin said...

Someone said: "It doesn't have traction control (does it even have ABS?) because serious driving enthusiasts don't want "electro-nannies." (And I'm not claiming to be a real driver myself -- I can't even drive a stick.)"

I'm not saying it should have traction control, but even new Ferraris and Porsches have traction control. Any "driving enthusiasts" who don't want traction control are usually idiots who think they're the best drivers in the world.
If you're on the track, sure, it can affect you speed (so you just turn it off). But if you're driving on the road, even if you are speeding, it's not going to slow you down, but it may very-well save your ass when you get caught out, like what happend to this guy.

 
At 2/26/2006 5:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a jerk, driving like that with a Cop car sitting right on the bend. He's lucky, he may have ended up with a ticket.

 
At 2/26/2006 7:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a winner

 
At 2/26/2006 7:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hah, I know that guy.

 
At 2/26/2006 7:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HOLY CRAP..

That pole went right through the engine like it was nothing!!!!

WOW!!!!!!!!!

 
At 2/26/2006 8:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

to much car for ya dude, next time try a Ford Pinto!

 
At 2/26/2006 9:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A $200,000 dollar Ford? No Way!!!

 
At 2/26/2006 9:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bent or not bent once it's fixed, I'd still drive it.

 
At 2/26/2006 10:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

looks like all fiberglass damage to me looks like it could even be driven away too me

 
At 2/26/2006 11:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe the engine is in the rear of the car!!

 
At 2/26/2006 11:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's just no accounting for IDIOTS!!!

 
At 2/27/2006 12:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"My dad gots an awhsome set of tools.......I can fix it."

 
At 2/27/2006 2:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

enough about the fucken engine!!

 
At 2/27/2006 2:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Twat.

 

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