Let’s talk for a second about the reputation that Ford Mustangs, especially 2005-newer ones, have built up thanks to morons behind the wheel. We now have “INSERT CROWD HERE” stickers. We have groups of people who actively panic every time one leaves a Cars and Coffee event. And that’s being light-hearted about it. Let’s not discuss the absolute idiots that have gone out of their way to find a place on national news for what they’ve done. A lot of the blame tends to get levied at the Mustang itself…overpowered, twitchy, unnecessary for a street car kind of arguments get tossed around every time a pony car jumps a curb, knocks over three people and gets parked in a shrub. How do you fix this problem? Can you fix the problem without culling driver’s licenses from proven idiots?
If this little Power Wheels Mustang is any indication…good luck. That lump sticking out of the plastic hood is a 240cc Honda four-stroke raided from a CRF230 dirt bike, modified with…and I’m quoting here…”a performance cam and a big-bore kit”. Because a dirt-bike engine in a Power Wheels wasn’t enough? What, did you want to see if you could crap through pants when you scared yourself stupid?! I’m all about reward coming with a little risk but this thing is on a whole ‘nother level of unhinged. And that’s before they cut it loose…and nearly catch the 5:30pm northbound in the process!
Dudes. Brakes. Hurry.