Drifting New Ford Mustang GT Goes Badly Wrong

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The car was just three days old before it landed in a creek.

The problem with a muscle car like the Ford Mustang GT is that if you don't treat it with respect and take the time to figure out where its limits are - and where your own abilities run dry - it'll bite back. That's exactly what happened to the Canadian owner of a GT that was a mere three days old when he lost control of the powerful car in Cranbrook, British Columbia, and ended up in a creek. Allegedly, the owner attempted an ambitious drift in the 460-horsepower coupe before it all went horribly wrong.

It's just another chapter in a string of accidents involving reckless Mustang drivers. A Facebook user shared a video of onlookers assessing the embarrassing scene outside of a shopping mall.

https://www.facebook.com/dakota.dayman/videos/3000097110085365/

According to a source obtained by CarScoops, the young driver was clearly inexperienced and the car was purchased just three days before the incident. The green-hued Mustang is virtually guaranteed to be a write-off, with massive damage to the front end. We're pretty certain that water damage will make it onto the insurer's assessment sheet, too. Fortunately, thanks to the passenger cell remaining intact, the source confirmed that "nobody was hurt," but the same can't be said for the driver's severely bruised ego.

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Dakota Dayman via Facebook
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It's not the first time that things have gone awry for Mustang drivers this year. Back in April, the driver of a rented GT Convertible accidentally crashed into, of all things, a Rolls-Royce Dawn. In case you needed some reminding, the British drop-top is worth well over $300,000. While the 20-something Canadian driver of the Mustang GT didn't inflict damage on anyone else's car, it's a day he'd want to forget pretty quickly. One commentator cheekily suggested "he should have bought the V6 version" - we're not sure that less power would've prevented this Mustang from having its lifespan cut short anyway.

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Source Credits: CarScoops

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