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S550 Ford Mustang Taken Out By Railroad Tracks: Video

The Ford Mustang has long been a popular target on the internet for the fact that, well, lots of people tend to crash them while driving in a spirited manner. This is certainly no fault of the car itself, and pretty typical for any powerful, rear-wheel drive performance-focused machine, and yet, the pony car has earned this unsavory reputation, regardless. However, these types of Mustang-related acts aren’t just reserved for other vehicles and crowds – we’ve seen the pony car have at least one run-in with a train before. Now, yet another, similar incident has occurred with an S550 Ford Mustang, but thankfully not one that involves an actual train – just the tracks that they ride on.

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In this video from the Instagram page Mustang Zones Only, we get to see only the aftermath of what happens when a lowered S550 Ford Mustang crosses over train tracks, and it’s not a pretty scene at all. Apparently, when the car crossed the tracks, its exhaust snagged on the recessed metal piece and proceeded to rip the entire rear bumper off, as well as put a sizable dent in the track itself.

Aside from being lowered, this S550 Ford Mustang has a few other mods that we can spot, including a red decklid badge, a rear spoiler, and clear taillamps, which are present on European versions of the pony car, yet also available via the aftermarket. In fact, Ford just added this particular part to its own catalog a little over one year ago.


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While this incident serves as a cautionary tale for anyone wanting to lower their vehicle, there may come a day in the future when the vehicle itself may actually warn the driver that body damage has occurred. In fact, Ford filed a patent for a missing vehicular body part detection system in April 2022, which is capable of detecting when body parts are missing from a vehicle.

We’ll have more wild videos like this to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Mustang news and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Ford500guy

    idiots in action. Morons like this guy don’t deserve as cool a car as this Mustang. Some peoples stupid kids. DUH!!!!

  2. Leo

    Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. Lowering vehicle = stupid game.

  3. Dave Mathers

    I have no sympathy whatsoever for this guy. I think it looks good on him for being a dummy.

  4. Bob

    Hopefully the railroad comes after him for the track repair ! Not cheap.
    Just think, if he had a a jacked up truck, this wouldn’t have happened.
    Now he is the Idiot on the day on Instadummy! lol
    Wonder what he does for an encore??

  5. 1970Mav

    I’m not sure that’s a RR track because it doesn’t look like track and a real RR track would not have “bent or dented”. Looks more like a rolling gate track for a fence.

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  7. ViperACR

    No way a car exhaust bent that track. It was like that before and is probably why it hooked the exhaust in the the first place.


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