Two of Three Ford GT Prototypes Caught Speeding, But Which Two?
It probably doesn’t come as a surprise to you that not one but two Ford GT prototypes got clocked going over 100 mph on a public road — I mean, who wouldn’t be gassing the soon-to-be unleashed Blue Oval supercar?
However, it may come as a surprise that prosecutors let both drivers go, scot-free, even though Colorado State Patrol determined they were travelling at a very-illegal rate of 101 mph.
But it’ll definitely surprise you to find out why the District Attorney’s office decided they couldn’t pursue charges of speeding or reckless driving: because they couldn’t figure out which two of the three matte green test mules were speeding.
“There would have been no way to identify which two of the three were doing the speeding,” said Heidi McCollum, assistant District Attorney, according to the Vail Daily. “There was no way we could prove beyond a reasonable doubt which two of the three were speeding.”
Back in September, the three mules were doing high-altitude testing, heading east out of Glenwood Canyon, one of the most gorgeous stretches of highway in all the land. A Colorado State Patrol trooper was heading west at the time, and clocked two of the three mules speeding. He noted that the third was caught in rubbernecking traffic.
The cars made it about 30 miles down the road to Avon when all three prototypes, the infamous “GT Three,” were pulled over. According to the Daily, they made for “quite the tourist attraction.”
So I guess the lesson here is: if you’re going to speed, just do it with a buddy driving the exact same car as you. Simple enough, right?
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Via [Vail Daily]