A Brand New $450,000 Ford GT Burns In Germany. A German man watched this go up in flames over the weekend, but he and his son escaped without harm. The EcoBoost bearer we’re talking about was destroyed by the flames over in Munich, in an incident that took place on Saturday, around 1 PM local time.
Photos in Bad Aiblung on Saturday show the entire rear half of the mid-engine coupe burned completely, according to the fire department. However, the passenger compartment was mostly spared.
The car had 43 miles since new, and is owned by a 52-year-old man who lives locally. A spokesman from Ford said that the automaker is working with the car owner to determine what happened. The circumstances that led to the fire are unknown, with rumors talking about a faulty fuel pressure valve. Regardless, the flames seemed to have consumed the rear section of the vehicle, even touching a part of the passenger cell.
The 216 MPH GT is the most expensive and fastest Ford has ever made. They plan to build only 1,000 of the two-seaters through 2020 and has set aside the first 750, so it could be a while before this owner can get his hands on another one if his can’t be restored.
If not, it will be very difficult or costly to replace it. In an attempt to prevent speculators from buying and flipping the cars for massive profits, Ford has asked that all customers sign an agreement not to sell their GT for at least two years after purchasing.
On the other hand, one painted the same color as the German car was sold at a Mecum Auctions auction in May for $1.8 million. Mecum insisted at the auction that a court legally declared the sale was a go, but neither the auction house nor Ford would discuss the details when contacted by the media.Categories: Blog