Ford Mustang Smashes Into Highway Barrier

A yellow Ford Mustang met its untimely end on Boxing Day. 

In recent years, the Ford Mustang has gained a rather unsavoury reputation of being rather a handful to drive.

Most in the automotive community would have probably heard of this unflattering stereotype, which began a slew of these current iteration pony cars were involved in rather spectacular accidents leaving from their respective Cars and Coffee meet ups. However, in a more local twist to the proceedings, many Malaysian Mustang owner has also inadvertently contributed to this perhaps not-too-true generalisation by having a few high profile mess-ups when behind the wheel of their high powered Fords. 

Such is the case then of this particular Ford Mustang that was recently reported to have collided with a highway barrier on the MRR2 near Melawati. Occuring on the afternoon of the 26th of December (Saturday), no official reason has actually been attributed to the crash. Nevertheless, seeing as no other cars were involved in this accident, and considering it was a sunny afternoon that day, the most likely cause of the crash is perhaps due to the driver just losing control of this modern muscle car while on a weekend drive.  

Judging from the pictures of the aftermath of the accident, this yellow Mustang looks to be the GT variant. Which therefore means that under its long hood is the 5.0 litre Coyote V8 motor, good for 416 PS and 530 Nm of torque going to the rear wheels. While all this power going to is undoubtably nice to have when wanting a bit of on-road fun, in the hands of many an inexperienced driver however, or even an experienced driver is experiencing a momentary lapse in concentration, it could all end in disaster as demonstrated in this accident here. 

While easy to just continue this stereotypical labelling of Mustangs, especially after this latest accident, it is worth mentioning at this point too that there have been also several non-Mustang related incidents involving high-horsepower vehicles meeting an untimely (and often disastrous) end. As is often the case, these accidents nearly always happen in the hands of inexperienced drivers who are not used to the speed and power these supercars bring to the table. 

So, a public service announcement to those fortunate enough to have the chance to drive these extraordinarily special cars on the road, perhaps take it down a notch, especially on public roads. After all, the car is already special enough to look at while stationary so there is no need to boot it while out on the open road. 

On the other hand, a few professional driving courses may be a prudent post-Christmas present. Not just so that one may have a better understanding of controlling these beasts on the road, but also even utilising more of the potential of these performance cars too. 

Joshua Chin

Automotive journalist. Professional work on and Personal writing found at Instagram: @driveeveryday

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