Firefighters destroy 770-horsepower Mustang GT500 for trainingOctober 18, 2020
American rescuers have practiced skills on the new Shelby Mustang sports car
Firefighters from the city of Dearborn (Michigan, USA) destroyed a 770-horsepower Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 while training first aid skills for victims of road accidents. According to legend, rescuers had to remove the injured passenger from the damaged car with the doors locked.
Rescuers emphasize that for quick and coordinated actions in the event of an accident, daily training is necessary, and best of all, skills are practiced in conditions close to real ones. Therefore, it is important for firefighters to practice regularly on real vehicles in order to be able to quickly turn off the power, gently break glass and cut off the exterior body panels.
An unusual training car – a rare 770-horsepower Shelby Mustang GT500 – donated to the Dearborn Fire Department by Ford. The sports car belongs to the pre-production category, so its sale and subsequent operation were impossible. Usually carmakers destroy prototypes, but Ford decided that a test sample could be useful before scrapping.
Last week, US firefighters complained about their unpreparedness to extinguish electric vehicles. So far, electric car fires are not on the list of the most common incidents, but as soon as the problem becomes urgent, automakers will certainly help rescuers and allocate decommissioned electric cars to practice skills.
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