Not even Ford GT prototypes can get away from the cops [UPDATE]

Three supercars were caught speeding in Colorado.

UPDATE: In a Twitter exchange with Jalopnik's Jason Torchinsky, Ford spokesperson Mike Levine confirmed that all the charges have been dropped against the drivers of the Ford GT prototypes pulled over for speeding. "Data downloaded from the cars supported the fact that the drivers were not driving at the stated speed," said Levine.

The new Ford GT is set to be a fast car, but not even fast cars can outrun the police. Three GT prototypes were caught going "well above the posted speed limit" in Colorado, reports Vail Daily. The vehicles, in typical supercar fashion, drew a lot of attention from the police with the Avon police department, Eagle County Sheriff's office, and the Colorado State Patrol all lending a hand to pull the trio over.

The three supercars were cited going 101 miles per hour in a 50 mph zone, according to Jalopnik. Because that's more than 20 mph over the posted speed limit, the three drivers will be summoned to court in Colorado.

The prototypes were probably conducting high-altitude testing in Colorado when the boys in blue pulled the vehicles over. Testing a vehicle, especially one like the GT, can be a tempting venture. According to Vail Daily, the prototypes had data-collecting equipment, which the automaker is most likely using to put the finishing touches on the supercars before delivery of the vehicle officially commences.

Thanks to the GT's 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 that puts out more than 600 horsepower, saying the supercar is fast doesn't do the vehicle justice. With an expected top speed of over 200 mph, we're sure the prototypes could've gone much faster. One thing's for sure, with 500 applicants guaranteed to get a GT, this won't be the last time someone behind the wheel of the supercar has a run in with the law.

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