Have you ever wondered what happens to a test car before pre-production when the work of its life is done? I either, but Dearborn Fire Department on the outskirts of Detroit put a Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 in 2020 to good use this week during emergency pull-out training. It turns out that Ford’s headquarters in your city has its advantages, right?
Pictures of the metal cutting exercise were uploaded to the department’s Facebook page on Friday morning, which sparked many reactions from Mustang lovers and car enthusiasts. Not everyone knows that these test mules are just that: prototypes that manufacturers build for evaluation purposes, and yet they are destined for the crusher. As a result, the comment section had firefighters defending their work, and the car̵
My personal favorite is a commentator who went so far as to wish diarrhea to anyone who did not want to see this car destroyed. The thread is pure 2020 goodness.
Listen, it’s not killing me to see a perfectly good car wreck, even if it’s a $ 73,000 sports car. It is a part of
perfect research and development of new cars and their advanced technology: try and
error. Plus, in this case, what better way to say goodbye to a car than to let the firefighters – you know, the people who come to our rescue in the event of a breakdown – exercise their craft on new groundbreaking models.
Sure, this GT500 was probably one of the most glamorous (and expensive) cars that the Dearborn Fire Department has ever trained
turned on, but it’s ok!
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