• Nov 1, 2007
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Supercars and less-than-super drivers can be a dicey situation, as evidenced by the rash of Enzo Ferrari wrecks last year. The Ford GT in standard form definitely qualifies as a supercar, and the ultra-limited 10-car run of modified versions dubbed 600RE by Roush Europe ratchets up the exclusivity even further. Sporting a pulley upgrade and new Tubi exhaust among other things, the 600RE was rated at 612 HP post-modification. That appeared to be too much for the unlucky driver of this 3-day-old Roush 600RE, #3 of 10. That third day was its last, unfortunately, and following a £145,000 insurance payout, the car is being offered as a parts lot on eBay. Someone's going to be able to put together one of the meanest kit cars ever with these leftovers.

[Source: eBay]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      At least this didn't happen to a Ferrari, or Porsche - That would have been a real tragedy.
      • 7 Years Ago
      yea whats up with that no body/chassis thing.

      "strip the car on our premises within 2 weeks of auction ending. (we could strip the car for the winning bidder at extra cost)"


      • 7 Years Ago
      I think laws need to be put in place requiring driving schools in order to buy supercars, it would probably save lives, and amazing cars such as that one.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I agree with the idea, but to make it really work you'd have to go with levels of driver's licenses and then figure out a way to classify every car out there. I believe that some countries do this with motorcycle licenses (rated by CC).

        Maybe "New Driver", "Experienced", "High Power" ? You have an extra training requirement and test to buy that Corvette (or 300 hp Evo?). If you get to many tickets you drop a level?

        This would be great, but never fly (in the US at least).
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ouch, That had to hurt. It hurts just looking at such a beautiful thing so messed up.
      • 7 Years Ago
      See, Clarkson? It did go faster than 0.
        • 7 Years Ago
        But its terminal velocity is still 0 and just like Clarkson's car, broken...
      • 7 Years Ago
      meh, it's a Ford.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ha, I sent this in. Still hurts me to see those photos.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Isn't that a Lotus next to the Mini in the back? Screw the 600RE, it's the site of a crashed Lotus that hurts me most. :'(
      • 7 Years Ago
      Seeing that hurts my body in the worst way.
      • 7 Years Ago
      When you see the other 9 cars driving around, the drivers' smiles will be even bigger knowing the calue of their cars just drastically increased.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yeah, why don't they just give cars like those to good drivers like us that have never done something risky in a car or had an accident? The best drivers like pro race drivers never have accidents, do they? Race teams don't even bother with the cost and inconvenience of spare parts, because those guys are sure not to crash. Thankfully, us good drivers also get that sweet force field around our cars that prevents other, bad drivers from causing accidents that would involve us.

      It's entirely possible that this was an excellent driver that had a bad day. It happens.

      Is our driver training and enforcement in the US poorly focused and inadequate? Yes, extremely so on both counts. Does that mean that every accident is caused by a bad driver? Nope. Everybody screws up.
      • 7 Years Ago
      What i don't understand is that they (according to their e-bay posting) are not allowed to sell the body/chassis. All you'll get is everything that was bolted to it. granted that includes the engine, trans, seats, wheels, etc, but why can't they sell it whole?

      Money does not buy driving ability. I think any car produced in limited numbers should come with mandatory driving classes, unless you already have some sort of race license.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Some junkyards (at least here in MI) can't sell whole cars but you can take everything OUT of the car. It has to do with liability issues....which sucks cuz I have seen some nice cars sitting in junkyards (I have seen rust free GTOs sitting in some junkyards...why they are there is beyond me).
        • 7 Years Ago
        They probably can't sell the chassis due to some UK laws. Either that, or they simply do not want to accept the liability if someone were to try to rebuild it into a car.

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