6 Ford Mustangs were stolen from the factory
The Ford Mustang is one of the most iconic cars in American history. Due to its notoriety, many people want their own Mustang. More often than not, customers will buy a Mustang from a dealership with their own money or the bank’s money. That’s not the case for everyone, however, and while most car thieves steal a car parked somewhere, thieves recently stole six Ford Mustangs as they left the factory.
Car thieves will usually get away with it
Having your car stolen is something that many car owners fear, and there’s a good reason for that. Sometimes a car will be stolen and sent to a hash shop where it will be hashed and sold for cash, and obviously it would be hard to get your car back if that’s the case. Another common thing that happens to stolen cars is that they will be used to commit crimes.
Other times a thief will steal a car to take it for a ride, and that’s the best case scenario as this option usually has the least consequences. People who own a rare or exotic car may find their car ending up somewhere in a collection. Overall, if your car is stolen, there is only about a 20% chance it will be returned and a 12% chance it will be returned undamaged.
This will usually happen very quickly if you can get your car back. That said, there have been instances where a stolen car has taken decades to return to its rightful owner. Fortunately, in this recent case of stolen Mustangs, some of the cars were found quickly, and one of the suspects was arrested.
How thieves stole six Ford Mustangs straight from the factory
According Click Detroit, this theft happened at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant and, oddly enough, it wasn’t the first time thieves had stolen Mustangs from that plant. Just weeks before this particular theft, five Mustangs were stolen from the factory. The difference between these two robberies was that in the more recent robbery, the police were able to catch at least one of the suspects.
In total, the thieves stole six GT500s, which are high-performance versions of the Mustang. One of the suspects was arrested only because three of the stolen Mustangs were spotted at a gas station attempting to fill up with gas.
The police arrived on the scene and chased the stolen Mustangs. All three eventually ran out of gas and police arrested a suspect. The other two Mustangs have been abandoned and the other three stolen Mustangs have yet to be located.
The powerful specs of the 2022 Ford Mustang
While a standard Mustang is a cheap and capable car, the GT500 version makes for a very powerful and expensive car, so it’s no surprise that thieves targeted it. A GT500 starts at just over $76,000, and if loaded with options, its price can soar to over $110,000. The main reason the GT500 is so expensive is, of course, its engine.
It comes with a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 developing 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft of torque. This powerful engine will allow the Mustang to go from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds. And not surprisingly, this will allow the Mustang to have more muscle than many other sports cars. This engine isn’t terribly fuel efficient, however, as it only consumes 15 mpg combined, so it’s no surprise the thieves ran out of gas so quickly.
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