A Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 lost control at a Cars and Coffee meeting in Houston today. The driver was leaving the show in what appeared to be a rolling start, only to lose the car in front of a huge crowd of spectators. A kerb prevented the 526hp sports car from plunging into the spectators, the impact was huge enough to damage some of its body panels.
While the Mustang has been a topic of such incidents over the past few months, this is one of the few -if any- involving the 2016 Shelby GT350 model. The GT350 is a more powerful, track oriented model than the entry level GT, with a 5.2L “Voodoo” flat plane crank V8 engine producing 526 hp and 429 lb.-ft. of torque.
A video of the rogue incident surfaced moments later revealing exactly how close the driver was to a real tragedy. To eradicate this kind of behavior, car events have become more strict by banishing rogue drivers from future events. Not only do they pose danger to the generous spectators but also to the event itself which could end up getting banned by local authorities.