Ford Mustang Driver Drifts in Rain, Nearly Hits Lamborghini Dealership
Rear-wheel drive sports cars and wet pavement don’t mix, as one Texas Mustang driver learned not long ago. The driver asked his friend, who was following him out of a parking lot, to film his attempt at a sweet drift onto a public street. As you may have guessed, it didn’t take long for things to take a turn for the worse. Fortunately, the star of the show gave his friend the thumbs up to upload the video to YouTube for our viewing pleasure.
Uploaded on March 11th, the video shows the Mustang heading towards the road to make a right turn when the driver floors the V6 engine for all it’s worth. While dry pavement may have resulted in a drift, the rainy weather brought wet roads, resulting in a near-90-degree slide, followed by the driver oversteering to correct himself not once, but twice.
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His second attempt at correction sent the Mustang over the curb, sliding across the wet grass, and careening into a construction barrier. Not only did he lose control and slide into the fence, but the driver did so next to a Lamborghini dealership.
Even worse, sitting in the parking lot just feet from where the Mustang came to a stop were, from left to right, a (blue) Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, (white) Cadillac Escalade SUV, (red) Ford Mustang, and (white) Chevrolet Corvette convertible.
Fortunately, no one was hurt and the Ford Mustang involved in the “drift” only suffered minor cosmetic damage. Hopefully the driver learned his lesson.
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Let his mistake serve as a reminder to all that messing around on wet roads is a recipe for disaster. Always remember to turn on your headlights for the benefit of both yourself and others. It takes longer to come to a complete stop on slippery pavement, so make an effort to slow down as well. And, for the love of all that is good, don’t try to drift in the rain with a rear-wheel drive sports car.
- Joseph PudlewskiContributor
Joseph Pudlewski is somewhat of a writer and editor living in the village of Anna, Ohio. A graduate of Wright State University, he holds a B.A. in English and enjoys reading anything by Jules Verne. A third generation American, he chose to forego joining the Air Force, unlike his father and grandfather before him. He would much rather keep his feet on the ground, hence his interest in the automotive industry, although he has no fear of flying. In addition to reading and writing, he also enjoys playing video games and spending time with family.