You'd expect the 2017 Ford GT prototypes testing over in Colorado to make it to the local news. After all, the supercars have been running around the state for quite a while now. However, the test vehicles made headlines for the wrong kind of reason.
A three-vehicle Ford GT convoy was pulled over for speeding on Tuesday morning. According to Vaily Daily, the Blue Oval machines were clocked at 101 mph exiting Glenwood Canyon eastbound.
Despite the highway configuration, the particular stretch of road where the episode happened has a limit of 50 mph. Don't imagine a video game-like chase. To avoid unnecessary drama, the police turned to its radios, with the Fords getting pulled over some 35 miles ahead, on an I-70 exit ramp in Avon.
At least things didn't get too serious
So, what happened after the three GTs were stopped? Fortunately, things went smoothly: "The police took a relaxed and slightly amused attitude about it, but still wrote tickets to all three," the source mentions.
Given the fact that the officers had just pulled over three prototypes whose combined value could probably make most people dizzy - heck, the production car is worth north of $400,000, so the cost of building these testers must've been immense).
Oh well, this story will probably enter American supercar folklore, and we're extremely curious about how many of the fortunate 500 owners, who will get to drive the machines built during the first two years of production (more cars will arrive after that), will share the tale with their friends.
In case you somehow managed to miss the Ford GTs' adventures in Colorado, we'll remind you the prototypes were spotted on the side of the road, but we also brought you a video showing one of them performing its high-altitude testing (the purpose of the presence in the state) on the highway.
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