1,000 Horsepower Ford GT Burns To The Ground: Video

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Twin-turbocharged Ford GT burns to the ground

Twin-turbocharged Ford GT burns to the ground

We’re proud to admit the Ford GT is one of our favorite supercars here at MotorAuthority. An iconic design with just enough modern touches to make it look new, the Ford GT is hard not to love and its V-8 engine just begs to be pushed hard.

So hard in fact that several aftermarket tuners have pushed the engine to well beyond the 1,000 horsepower range. One such tuner is Dallas Performance, which offers a twin-turbocharged package for the car that lifts power levels to around 1,300 horsepower--at the wheels!

The sorry looking car seen here is in fact one tuned by Dallas Performance, but only with around 1,000 horsepower on tap.

The fire started while the car was on Beltline Road in Addison, Texas, not too far from Dallas. It’s not certain why the car caught on fire but there’s a strong chance that it may have to do with the serious level of performance modifications applied to it--all that turbo gear can get mighty hot. 


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Comments (5)
  1. Too bad the Ford GT did not come up with the desired reliability. I hear there's a new one coming in 2015. I just hope it can honor better the symbol it represents

  2. First, I'm sorry for this owner's misfortune. Second, I'm sorry for the loss of a rare car; only 4,038 were built.
    That level of modification (1,000+ hp in a car built for 550 hp) raises the chance of unintended consequences.
    A wise mechanic once warned me: "If you're gonna beef up an engine, beef up everything behind it - everything. If you don't, something will break." We weren't talking turbos, but this sorry event shows another item beef up: airflow under the hood.
    I hope the other Ford GT tuners (and anyone else adding turbochargers) are paying attention.

  3. Dan, your mechanic is wise indeed! It totally made sense and something to remember by!

  4. the car look like a fire even standing still.....but i never want to see it in real flame

  5. I think it is wise to remember Dan's mechanic when tuning a car; it makes a lot of sense to do everything and not just the engine.
    It is unfortunate that this car burned to the ground.

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