Ford engineers were pulled over by police while high-altitude testing prototype Ford GT supercars in Colorado, according to a user post on Imgur.
A trio of development supercars were reportedly traveling through the twisty Glenwood Canyon when they attracted the attention of local authorities.
The new Ford GT supercar will be powered by a heavily modified Ford Ecoboost 3.5-litre V-6 engine, rumoured to produce in excess of 600 horsepower at full song. The chassis and bodywork will largely be constructed of carbon fibre to reduce weight and increase structural rigidity.
Markham, Ontario-based Multimatic is tipped to be manufacturing the GT’s advanced chassis structure.
Ford’s global performance vehicle chief engineer Jamal Hameedi said in an interview with Car and Driver that the Ford GT project team aims to achieve the best power-to-weight ratio of any car on the market, thereby willing it to be one of the quickest cars in the world.
A homologated racing version version of the new Ford GT recently won the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans race earlier this year.
Whether the development drivers were speeding, or were issued infractions, is unknown, but given the posted 50 mph (80 km/h) speed limit and the new GT’s supercar performance, we’re confident the cars were capable of getting caught up in the long arm of the law.
A short clip of the Ford GT prototypes driving in Colorado can be seen below.