Professional American wrestler, actor and WWE Superstar John Cena has been sued by Ford for selling his 2017 GT before his contract ended. A case was filed against Cena in the US District Court in Michigan. The American car maker says that the WWE superstar promised in his application that he would own the supercar, for at least two years. However, he sold the supercar shortly after it was delivered to him and allegedly made a ‘large profit’.
Ford stated in the lawsuit, “After being selected from thousands of applicants for the opportunity to purchase the Ford GT, Mr. Cena flipped his vehicle shortly after taking delivery of it, despite his agreement with Ford to maintain ownership of the vehicle for 24 months.”
It further added, “Upon information and belief, Mr. Cena has unfairly made a large profit from the unauthorized resale flip of the vehicle, and Ford has suffered additional damages and losses, including, but not limited to, loss of brand value, ambassador activity, and goodwill due to the improper sale.”
Here’s the complete lawsuit (courtesy: WXYZ-TV Channel 7 Detroit)
Cena responded to the allegations by stating, “I completely understand and as stated am willing to work with you and Ford to make it right. My sincerest apologies.”
The Ford GT super-car features rear-wheel drive layout, while wrapped by the sleek, aerodynamic, two-door coupe body shell sits a mid-mounted, most powerful EcoBoost production engine ever – a next-generation twin-turbocharged, 3.5 liter, EcoBoost V6 producing more than 600 horsepower. The V6 also features features an all-new, port/direct dual fuel-injection setup to improve engine response, plus a low-friction roller-finger-follower valve-train. The twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 will be paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.