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You'll Definitely Believe What Happens To This Mustang Doing Donuts

You’ll Definitely Believe What Happens To This Mustang Doing Donuts

Being careful won’t make you look cool, but it’ll keep your ’Stang from meeting this fate

Just because the rooftop parking lot is empty, that doesn’t mean you can just go there and do donuts to your heart’s content. Sure, the empty space is great for these burnout runs, but the debauchery can also go sideways at a moment’s notice, especially if you’re not careful. Two people found that out first-hand when they went to an empty rooftop parking lot, intending to leave rubber in concrete. After doing a serious of burnouts, the driver inexplicably loses control of his rear-wheel-drive ‘Stang, causing the muscle car to slam cleanly into a light pole. Worse, the whole bone-headed scene was captured on video by a couple, who were also at the rooftop parking in their own Mustang doing whatever it is they were doing. Fortunately, the driver and passenger of the crashed ‘Stang didn’t appear to get seriously hurt from the crash. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for their prized ‘Stang, which now has a long date with mechanics before it gets back up on its feet, or, in this case, all four wheels.

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Ouch: Pickup Truck Crashes on Detroit Highway, Destroys Two Shelby GT500s in the Process

Ouch: Pickup Truck Crashes on Detroit Highway, Destroys Two Shelby GT500s in the Process

That’s a very sad sight for car fanatics

Some performance happen to come with their fate written. More often than not, they are involved in high-speed crashes. But, sometimes, they are wasted even before they hit the roads.

A couple of drool-worthy 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500s are the latest fatalities in this case. The cars were being transported when the trailer carrying them spun out and threw them on their sides. Interestingly, one of the owners belongs to the Ford clan. How about that now?

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Ford Ranger Driver Goes Full-On Mustang Into a Gas Station - What He Does Next is Mind Blowing

Ford Ranger Driver Goes Full-On Mustang Into a Gas Station - What He Does Next is Mind Blowing

Not the smartest driver out there, that’s for sure

It’s starting to look like it’s not just Mustang drivers that have no common sense. Or, maybe this guy has a Mustang sitting in his backyard – that would certainly explain what we see here. Either way, the guy responsible for this display of utter stupidity goes by the name William Edmonds and, he was probably drunk when he decided to go full-on Ford Mustang into a gas station.

As the story goes, Edmonds decided he wanted to snag himself a beer from the local gas station. This beer, by the way, he pretty much started drinking on the spot. Big surprise, right? Well, after slamming that brewski, he decided to bust a 180 in his Ford Ranger but lost control and shot off into the gas station, taking the stores’ doors and everything else in his path with him. If this isn’t bad enough already, this incredibly smart man proceeds to get out of the truck and rip off his license plate, busting his ass in the process, then leaves the scene and goes home like nothing happened.

Of course, it didn’t take long for authorities to catch up with him since, you know, the license plate isn’t the only thing that links a vehicle to its owner. Fortunately nobody was hurt and he did own up to his bonehead move when the police showed up at his home. He was reportedly charged with reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident. He’ll pay for the whole or deal by submitting to alcohol and drug testing twice per week. Surely, there’s more to the whole punishment side of things, but that’s all that has been reported at the moment. For now, go ahead and enjoy the video and have a good laugh – we certainly did.

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Watch Someone Jump a Ford F-150 Raptor 90 Feet to Its Death

Watch Someone Jump a Ford F-150 Raptor 90 Feet to Its Death

Can’t believe he thought this would work!

Have you ever seen trucks jump on dirt tracks? Of course you did. Those cars, however are the monsters that equipped to ‘fly’. However, here’s one person - who I’m going to refer to as ‘God’s child’ because he is so very special – who thought that even a regular truck that’s meant to roll over the roads can take flight.

What do you think happened? His black beauty went up in the air and crash-landed before being paralyzed with damage all around the body and some internal ones as well that we are not aware of. Fortunately, God’s child came out safe.

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Ken Block's Ford Escort Cosworth Crashes During Rally, Turns Into Car-B-Q

Ken Block’s Ford Escort Cosworth Crashes During Rally, Turns Into Car-B-Q

Luckily, no racing driver brisket was served that day

Back in April, pro tire-smoker Ken Block announced his limited return to stage rally racing with the unveiling of his awesome early ‘90s Escort RS Cosworth. The Hoonigan crew revealed the four-door sideways superstar on their YouTube channe, and well, we got excited. Unfortunately, it’s looking like the Escort just got ashed.

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Ford RS200 Evolution has a Bad Day at Goodwood

Ford RS200 Evolution has a Bad Day at Goodwood

The legendary and rare car may have just met its maker.....

I have to admit that it can be fun to watch cars crash, at least when nobody gets hurt, anyway. Every now and then, however, it’s actually painful to watch, especially when the car is rare and has an important history. And, such is the case with Pat Doran’s beast of a Ford RS200 EVO. If the RS200 name sounds familiar, that’s because Ford built it between 1984 and 1986. It was a homologation special that was produced in just 200 examples and was powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder that was good for around 250 horsepower. It was built by Ford of Great Britain, but that’s not the car you’re about to see get literally ripped to pieces – no; this is an RS200 Evolution, a Group B rally car that was built in just 24 examples.

Unfortunately, this is one of those cars that you don’t want to see crash, but as Doran was attempting to negotiate a rather tight turn on the hill, he went off the road just a bit and ended up losing control. At first, it looked as if he was going to save it, but the momentum was just a little too much and his rear quarter nailed a bale of hay, practically ripping the rear end right apart. The car didn’t exactly fare well, be Doran survived the incident without injury and even took a bow before stepping away from what was left of his treasured RS200. Whether or not the car is repairable or not remains to be seen, but with any luck, it’s salvageable. Keep reading to see the crash and to learn a little more about the RS200 Evolution.

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Man Comes Up With Worst Excuse Ever After Crashing Mustang

Man Comes Up With Worst Excuse Ever After Crashing Mustang

Just another Mustang owner doing what comes naturally

I feel sorry for all of you responsible Mustang owners out there; I really do. Some of you actually know how to drive a rear-wheel-drive Ford, but the very car you love has been forever tainted by the absurd number of idiots that keep crashing the damn things. Year after year, Mustangs die at the hands of drivers with no skill and even less intelligence, usually after a Cars & Coffee meet, but this most recent crash really takes the cake. Not because of when or where it happened, but because of the excuse the 24-year-old driver of the black Mustang you see above came up with. What was that excuse? Well, he supposedly swerved to avoid a squirrel, resulting in a pretty dramatic crash that tore up not only the Mustang but the minivan that he hit as well.

The accident happened on April 15, just before noon in West Shore, Pennsylvania near the 1,000 block of West Foxcroft Drive and Wormleysburg Borough. According to the small report released by the West Shore Regional Police Department, witnesses claimed the driver was traveling at high speed prior to the crash, which is easily noticeable given the damage to both vehicles involved. Apparently, nobody was hurt, and the van that was struck was unoccupied at the time of the crash. The driver was cited for “Driving Vehicle at Safe Speed” which is likely a typo in the report, and was likely written up as “Driving at an Unsafe Speed.” For now, the offending squirrel remains at large and is likely hunting his next victim at this very moment.

Update: Exclusive interview with Cranky the Squirrel shines some light on last weekend’s big Mustang accident. Keep reading to hear his side of the story.

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Watch the 2017 Ford Super Duty Undergo Crash Testing

Watch the 2017 Ford Super Duty Undergo Crash Testing

Ford’s newest pickup undergoes Government testing

The 2017 Ford Super Duty is the newest thing under the Blue Oval banner, but that certainly doesn’t make it immune from harm. In fact, like all new vehicles, the Super Duty had to undergo crash testing to ensure its crashworthiness. And if you’re anything like me, you get some weird enjoyment out of seeing a brand new vehicle smash against a wall. Luckily for us, these cash tests are filmed for evaluation and posterity.

The video above shows a 2017 Super Duty SuperCrew XL long bed meeting its demise against a flat wall at 35 mph under the supervision of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The coolest part is the truck’s one-off paintjob. Designed to allow easy viewing and contact determination, the underbody parts are all color-coordinated while the interior is coated in what appears to be flat white paint from a spray can. Imagine having the job of rattle-canning the interior of new cars….

The slow-motion footage is rather fun to watch, especially the view from underneath the truck. The driveline parts, exhaust components, and the full-boxed frame are all clearly visible.

According to CrashNet1, the video’s YouTube host, the F-250 earned a Five-Star rating in the frontal crash, a Five-Star in the side-impact crash, and a Four-Star in the overall rating. The lowest score earned was in the rollover category, with the 4WD Super Duty earning only Three Stars, while the RWD version earned Four Stars.

We’ve got more Super Duty crash test videos below the jump, so keep scrolling for more!

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Best Mustang Fails of 2016

Best Mustang Fails of 2016

It’s become a pretty common occurance

Alright, let’s not beat around the bush – there have been plenty of crowd-attacking car crashes that didn’t involve the Ford Mustang. But, those involving the Mustang seem to linger around the internet, continuously reminding the one responsible just how stupid they were and what a costly mistake they made. So, in light of the World’s love for Mustang fails, I’ve decided to compile a few videos of some of the more interesting crashes. I originally set out to focus primarily on fails that happened at Cars & Coffee meets, however, I did find a couple worth sharing that didn’t involve a crowd that soiled themselves.

Before we get into the videos, though, I want to be clear about something for all of you haters out there. I’m not dogging on the Mustang. I’ve driven the current-gen model, and it’s an absolute blast to drive (I didn’t crash, by the way) but you could color me guilty for hating on the drivers who fail to realize they have absolutely no skill behind the wheel. Fortunately, there are no injuries shown in the following videos, aside from the bruised ego of the various Mustang owners and the cars themselves, but there are a couple of close calls.

With that said, let’s have a little bit of fun and look back at some of the more interesting Mustang fails of 2016.

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Mustang Commits Another Act Of Terrorism, Leaves Six Mangled Cars

Mustang Commits Another Act Of Terrorism, Leaves Six Mangled Cars

The driver, probably a closet Mustang owner, is still on the loose.

If you’ve followed any of my writing in the past, you probably know I’m not a colossal fan of Ford or the Mustang – at least outside of classic models, anyway. I’ve reported a number of rogue Mustang’s in the past, but this one really takes the cake. Apparently, another one of those crazy Mustang drivers decided to showboat, but instead of bouncing off a curb or just looking like a complete moron, this guy wreaked some serious havoc.

What was probably just a guy doing what Mustang drivers do, ended up in the loss of cars like a BMW Z4, a Volkswagen Golf, and even a partially restored 1965 Plymouth Valiant. All three of which were part of a collection of five vehicles that were owned by one family and will probably never be driven again. It’s like terrorism powered by Ford engineering at its finest. The craziest part is, the driver of the Mustang is nowhere to be found, somehow escaping serious injury and going on the run.

Of course, I might be looking at this with a little bit of humor – the Mustang strikes again – but is it just me, or does it seem like things are getting worse. You can pretty much catch a Mustang going rogue at just about every auto show, and let’s not forget about the crazy chick that chose the Mustang as her weapon of choice against the man who gave her HIV. Okay, it’s not that the guy didn’t deserve it, but she could have just as easily chosen a Chrysler or a Chevy.

In all seriousness, though, the driver in this most recent accident really is still at large and, as of the time of this writing, has yet to be caught. When they do get caught, however, they’ll be looking at some pretty serious charges. There’s leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving, and hell, maybe they can get him for a hate crime against German’s since at least two of the cars were German made. With that said, you can check out ABC10’s report and see the aftermath by clicking play on the video above. And, if you’re going to Mustang around and be a douche bag, please stay off my street. That goes for all you new Camaro-owning rookies too.

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Ken Block Crashed His Mustang Hoonicorn At Gymkhana Grid

Ken Block Crashed His Mustang Hoonicorn At Gymkhana Grid

Ken Block, who is considered the father of Gymkhana, is usually money when you put him behind the wheel of a drift car. He’s the closest you can get to a sure thing when it comes to these types of things, so to see him crash a car — let alone the 1965 Ford Mustang Gymkhana 7 that he himself had a hand in building — is a little nerve wracking to the senses. But that’s exactly what happened at the recent Gymkhana Grid series that took place at the Santa Pod Raceway in Northamptonshire, UK.

The video starts off in typical Ken Block fashion as he performs a series of donuts to the delight of the crowd. That goes on for a few seconds before the scene shifts to what looks like a friendly race around the track between Block and another competitor. That’s when things take a turn for the worse as Block misjudges the first corner, sending the car known as the Hoonicorn straight into the temporary barriers.

The reaction of the crowd pretty much tells you how surprising it is to see Block lose control of the Hoonicorn, resulting in this rather embarrassing episode. Fortunately, neither Block nor the Hoonicorn sustained significant damage from the miscue. The car received a few nicks in the fenders, but for the most part, the Hoonicorn will live to see another day. That’s great news for fans of Block and the 845-horsepower, all-wheel-drive drift monster. Hopefully, nothing of this sort happens to the Hoonicorn from this point forward. It would be a shame if this fully customized drifting destroyer ends up in the barricades again.

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2015 Ford F-150 Earns NHTSA 5-Stars; Here's How:

2015 Ford F-150 Earns NHTSA 5-Stars; Here’s How:

Ford’s new 2015 F-150 might have a body made from aluminum, but as the NHTSA found out, the truck is no beer can. Recent testing by the government agency showed the truck withstood the standardized crash tests with ease, earning the F-150 a five-star rating – the highest available. So how did Ford engineers design the truck to withstand a 40 mph impact impact without pancaking like an empty can of Natty Lite under a pair of work boots on Friday night?

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2015 Ford F-150 Earns NHTSA 5-Stars; Here's How:

2015 Ford F-150 Earns NHTSA 5-Stars; Here’s How:

Ford’s new 2015 F-150 might have a body made from aluminum, but as the NHTSA found out, the truck is no beer can. Recent testing by the government agency showed the truck withstood the standardized crash tests with ease, earning the F-150 a five-star rating – the highest available. So how did Ford engineers design the truck to withstand a 40 mph impact impact without pancaking like an empty can of Natty Lite under a pair of work boots on Friday night?

High-strength steel, a built-in roll cage, and supercomputers.

As it turns out, the F-150’s new frame isn’t just for weight reduction or payload capacity. Like all new body-on-frame vehicles these days, the F-150’s frame uses crumple zones with corrugated steel to act as shock absorbers during a crash. The difference with Ford’s design is the shape of the frame itself. Rather than using a simple box shape, engineers added bends at the corners of the frame’s box shape, essentially giving the box 12 sides.

Within the aluminum body, engineers used hydroforming techniques to shape the military-grade, high-strength aluminum. Those hydroformed pieces make up the roof rails and the door structure. A separate process called extruding is used to create the roof pillars and rocker panels, giving the F-150 a built-in roll cage of sorts.

Many of those aluminum parts are bonded together using an equally high-tech approach. Rather than welding, the parts are joined together using high-strength adhesives, which Ford says are stronger than conventional welds in many cases.

All of this technology was tested in the digital world long before the first F-150 met its fate against the crash barrier. Engineers used computer modeling to predict how each component would behave in the impact – even down to the smallest nut and bolt. Check out the awesome GIFs of these computerized crashed below.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2015 Ford F-150’s safety test.

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(Part 2) 2015 Ford F-150 Torture-Tested with a Sledgehammer: Video

(Part 2) 2015 Ford F-150 Torture-Tested with a Sledgehammer: Video

The verdict is in on Edmunds.com’s sledgehammer test of its new 2015 F-150. Find out how long the repairs took and the amount of the final bill.

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(Part 2) 2015 Ford F-150 Torture-Tested with a Sledgehammer: Video

(Part 2) 2015 Ford F-150 Torture-Tested with a Sledgehammer: Video

The second installment of Edmunds.com’s 2015 Ford F-150 torture test is now up for consumption. You’ll recall the story we ran earlier this week of the automotive news outlet smashing its brand-new, $52,000 F-150 long-term tester. The test studied both how well the rear quarter panel stood up to the impacts of a sledgehammer and to evaluate the repair process of the F-150’s new aluminum body panels.

Well the truck is back from the dealership and the verdict is in. It turns out suspicions of the aluminum panels costing more to repair were true. The dealership charged Edmunds $60 per hour for labor with 20 hours of labor total. That adds up to $1,200. What’s more, because Edmunds paid out of pocket, it was given a discounted rate. Had they gone through insurance, the dealer would have charged as much as $120 an hour for labor. (Premium hikes, anyone?)

The story continues and the dollars keep adding. The exterior lens of the taillight was slightly cracked thanks to a crease in the aluminum. This resulted in a replacement taillight being installed, costing a jaw-dropping $887 thanks to the built-in Blind Spot Monitoring system. Conversely, the standard taillight is only $106.

All told, the miscellaneous repair items totaled $1,738. Add in the labor, and the final bill totaled $2,938.44.

While that’s incredibly expensive, it could have been worse. The dealership could have charged Edmunds the full $120 per hour for labor, bringing the total to a staggering $4,138.44.

Besides costing more to repair, the aluminum skin also takes roughly twice as long to repair. The dealer kept the truck for a week rather than the average four days for a steel-bodied truck.

What’s the moral of the story? Until costs fall with time, repairing aluminum-intensive vehicles like the F-150 will be more costly and time consuming.

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2015 Ford F-150 Torture-Tested with a Sledgehammer: Video

2015 Ford F-150 Torture-Tested with a Sledgehammer: Video

The Edmunds.com long-term 2015 Ford F-150 gets subjected to non-traditional testing via sledgehammer – in the name of science – to test how easily Ford dealerships are able to repair the new aluminum bodywork.

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2015 Ford F-150 Torture-Tested with a Sledgehammer: Video

2015 Ford F-150 Torture-Tested with a Sledgehammer: Video

When most folks buy a new truck, they lovingly take care of it, making sure not to scratch its paint or dent its bodywork. Well, that’s not the case with Edmunds.com and its 2015 F-150 long-term tester. The editorial crew took a sledgehammer to the rear quarter panel of the brand new truck – in the name of science, of course.

The test is the first part in an ongoing series to see how well the F-150’s new aluminum skin stands up to abuse and how easy (and expensive) it is to repair. Following the fender smashing, the F-150 was driven to Edmunds’ local Ford dealership for repairs. The second installment to the video should reveal the process of getting the fender repaired from the customer’s point of view.

In the fender bending testing, the Edmunds editors noted the aluminum body withstood the beating rather well. Besides the point of impact, the body had only minor creases along the top of the bed rail, around the taillight, and just above the exhaust pipe. The second hit made the creases slightly larger, though the panels still held up well.

The rear quarter panel was chosen specifically because of it cannot be easily swapped with a replacement piece, meaning it will have to be repaired. It will certainly be interesting to see the outcome of this test. Stay tuned for more.

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Video: 3,000-Horsepower Mustang Gets a Little Airtime

Video: 3,000-Horsepower Mustang Gets a Little Airtime

You’re probably not going to believe this, but in the auto industry, there is such a thing as having too much power. It shouldn’t be a problem if it’s power you can control, but if it’s a little out of your reach, it’s probably a good idea not to tempt fate. Drag racer Dennis Bailey failed to get that memo, and he and his 3,000-horsepower Ford Mustang paid a steep price for it.

Bailey was at a drag race at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Adel, Georgia when he participated in a quarter-mile race with another equally chunky, muscle-bound Mustang. Both cars get off the line well but immediately after that, Bailey’s Mustang slowly shoots up from all the power driving those rear wheels. It continues on its upward ascent before being completely perpendicular to the ground.

The car hits a barrier soon after that before toppling over, flipping numerous times before resting in a heap of smoke, debris, and flying tires. Fortunately, Bailey reportedly escaped the harrowing crash without any significant injuries. The same can’t be said for the Mustang though, which appeared to look completely flattened and irreparable.

These are the real-life dangers of driving a car with that much power in a setting that encourages you to go pedal to the metal. Bailey’s lucky to only escape with minor dings, but it still doesn’t take into account the all-too-real possibility that it could have ended much worse for him.

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Video: Bullitt Chase Recreated at Silverstone

Video: Bullitt Chase Recreated at Silverstone

We’re pretty much done with the Mustang’s 50th Anniversary celebrations here in the U.S., but the iconic muscle car is about to get one more birthday party in Europe. The event will occur during the Silverstone Classic in late July, when more than 25 competition-prepped Mustangs take on the famed track in two different races.

To preview the event that we expect to become the world’s largest gathering of race-spec Mustangs on one grid, the folks over at Silverstone Classic have put together a video that pays tribute to the memorable car chase from the "Bullitt" film. Regarded as one of the most influential in movie history, the chase saw a 1968 Mustang driven by Steve McQueen gain on a 1968 Dodge Charger through the streets of Chicago.

Recreated right on the Silverstone track with vehicles that looked similar to those in the movie, the scene is a worthy replica of the "Bullitt" scene with all the drifting and the V-8 revving. It all comes to an abrupt halt near the end, when the Charger "blows up" in a poorly rendered crash. At least they didn’t wreck a perfectly restored classic.

If you’re planning on traveling to Britain for the Mustang races, this year’s Silverstone Classic is scheduled between July 25th through 27th.

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Range Rover Evoque Tears Through a Mondeo Police Car During a High-Speed Chase

Range Rover Evoque Tears Through a Mondeo Police Car During a High-Speed Chase

Trying to stop a Range Rover driving at a speed of 150 km/h (93 mph) is not always a good move. Three French police officers have learned it in the most tragic way, as two of them - age 32 and 40 - were killed and the third one, aged 54, was seriously injured.

First details suggest that the police officers were chasing the Range Rover for multiple infractions of the road. The police car - a Ford Mondeo - tried to block the SUV, which apparently had no intention to stop and the impact was of a "rare violence."

The Range Rover driver - age 22 - has a pretty hefty criminal record, as he was involved multiple small thefts and drug trafficking, and was arrested five times for driving offenses. Initial reports suggest that during this incident he was under influence and medical reports revealed 1.4 grams of alcohol per liter of blood, while the limit is 0.5 grams / liter of blood. He was also without driving license.

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Video: Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Shows Off its Power, Crashes Soon After

Video: Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Shows Off its Power, Crashes Soon After

This video, or pair of videos, just goes to show the thrills and perils of getting involved in drag racing, especially when you have a 2013 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet that’s just itching to pounce off of that starting line.

The muscle car flexes its insane muscles in the beginning, performing a scintillating wheelie as soon as the lights drops to green. After that visual spectacle of power, the driver suddenly loses control of the Mustang Cobra Jet, sending it careening into the barricades of the Cecil County Dragway in Northeast Maryland.

The ABM Nationals was the scene of the wheelie turned crash and fortunately for the driver of the Mustang Cobra Jet, the resulting chaos didn’t come with any injuries for him. We can’t say so much for the Mustang, as it took some serious damage.

Check out the video of the wheelie and crash from inside the Mustang Cobra Jet after the jump.

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