It was built to the same specification as the last model that perished with less than 50 miles on the clock.
Back in June, a renowned car collector from Munich, Germany, became the proud owner of a brand-new Ford GT. Known as muc.collector on Instagram, the collector has owned several Ferraris, McLarens, Lamborghinis, Aston Martins, Porsches, and Paganis, and also has a Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R in their collection.
We all know how notoriously fussy Ford is when deciding who can buy its new halo supercar, so they must have felt incredibly privileged when they took delivery of their GT. Sadly, their pride was short-lived, because the car was destroyed in a fire. Tragically, it had been driven for less than 50 miles before it perished.
The cause of the fire is still unknown, but the car clearly wasn't salvageable after suffering severe damage at the rear. Thankfully, the story has a happy ending, as Ford has wasted no time in rectifying the situation. Just two months after the fire, Ford has already replaced the destroyed GT with a brand-new model. It's been built in the exact same specification as the previous model, finished in silver with black stripes.
The driver was presumably insured to cover the cost, but Ford clearly prioritized the replacement build in the production queue to avoid any negative publicity. Production of the Ford GT is limited to just 1,000 units over four years, but you'll have to wait until later this year for another opportunity to buy one when applications for the next batch of build slots open. Let's hope the Munich-based owner gets to enjoy their Ford GT a little longer this time.