The Ford Mustang has been awarded just two stars in Euro NCAP crash tests after analysts found a ‘a bunch of guns’ kept falling out of the glovebox.
In the frontal offset barrier crash, testers noted that the Mustang’s airbags failed to inflate correctly and also that a loaded Ruger SR22 dropped out of the glovebox and started loosing off rounds across the interior.
The car faired little better in head-on frontal barrier test where it was noted that the rear seat pre-tensioners and load limiters failed to perform their functions and also that a Glock 19 flew from the glovebox and shot a hole in the ceiling.
Finally, in the side impact test, it was observed that the side airbags failed to prevent the head of a child-size dummy from contacting the interior trim, and also that Beretta 9mm Nano fell onto the floor and shot the dummy in the chest.
‘This two star crash test rating is weird,’ said a puzzled spokesman from Ford HQ. ‘In the US this car gets the full five stars.’