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Ford is recalling 200 of its $400,000 GT supercars over hydraulic fluid leaks that could start fires

Ford is returning 200 of its six-figure GT supercars due to hydraulic fluid leaks that can make fires, the automaker said Wednesday.

The recall affects about 176 channels in the United States and 18 in Canada, all built from Dec. 20, 2016 from top to bottom July 31, 2018. In vehicles affected by the problem, hydraulic fluid may spill from valves located underneath the rear of the car onto the exhaust and may induce a fire.

Ford said it knows of one fire in Germany associated with the enigma, but no injuries or accidents.

The limited production GT is Ford’s most expensive mechanism, with a starting price around $400,000. Owners who have hanker after one have had to submit applications to Ford, and the company has made only thither 250 GTs per year.

The GT has been praised for its engineering and performance — the car squeezes a huge 647 horsepower out of a 3.5 liter V6 EcoBoost engine, and has a top speed of 216 miles per hour.

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