This is such a waste of a perfectly good Ford Mustang – and one that was even featured in the cover of 5.0 Mustang at that.

We’re talking about the Hallett/Car FX project Mustang and whatever status symbol it had within the Mustang community all came flipping over just this weekend.

The said Mustang, which was racing at the Hallet Circuit in Oklahoma a few days ago, met a sudden and untimely demise after the driver lost control of the car, hitting a tire wall in the process. The brief – and violent - encounter with the tire wall was all it took for the Mustang to hit its nose into the ground and flipping over in dramatic fashion.

Miraculously, the driver and the passenger of the car came out of their unexpected thrill ride with just a couple of minor scrapes. Unfortunately, the Mustang wasn’t as lucky after its roof was completely pancaked as a result of its unexpected tire wall cartwheel.

Just goes to show that even the most celebrated vehicles out there aren’t invincible, and the proof of that lies in the flattened state of the ‘cover boy’ Mustang.

Photos courtesy of ThienNam Ninh

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Source: Jalopnik

Kirby Garlitos
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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read More
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2 comments:

  (428) posted on 01.31.2010

Well, it’s great that both passenger and driver got out well but what ever happened to the safety of the car? Did it not have any roll cage as the roof seems to be destroyed?

BMWM6  (488) posted on 10.30.2009

wow thatts a big crash it flipped forwaards? is that even possible?

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