Ford sues wrestling superstar John Cena for selling his GT supercar

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Ford's GT supercar is one of the most coveted vehicles around at the moment. Sold in very limited numbers, potential customers had to apply to Ford for a chance to purchase the car – and if chosen, were forced to sign a contract promising not to sell the vehicle for two years.

Now, Ford is suing WWE star John Cena, saying he sold his GT for a huge profit before his contract allowed it. The company is now suing him for the profit he's made on the car.


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"Mr Cena has unfairly made a large profit from the unauthorised 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 customer goodwill due to the improper sale," Ford's complaint states.

Ford wants Cena to pay them the entire profit of the sale, plus damages.

The supercar was sold for $500,000 (£380,270) and is one of just 1,000 that will be built. It's not known how much Cena sold the car for, but he does not deny doing so. He told the company he sold the car, along with other property to pay his bills.

The GT is only the second modern generation of Ford's supercar. It uses a V6 ecoboost engine and lashings of carbonfibre, making it a true race car for the road.