According to Ford, the 40-year-old professional wrestler had been chosen out of thousands of applicants to buy the $500,000 GT supercar, of which only 1,000 models were ever made.
Other notable people to own one of these elusive GT supercar include baseball pitcher Justin Verlander and race car driver Joey Logano.
Now Ford is apparently suing WWE star John Cena, after he sold his extremely rare 2017 GT supercar, as part of his contract, Cena was forbidden from selling the luxury sports vehicle for two years.
After he broke this rule – reportedly making a healthy profit in the process – Ford decided to take legal action.
According to TMZ, Ford have said:
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 customer goodwill due to the improper sale.
Ford have also expressed how their GTs are specially reserved for ‘only those individuals who truly desire a special ownership experience’ and ‘those individuals who will be influencers and ambassadors of the vehicle and the Ford brand’.
After filing a lawsuit in U.S. District Court, Michigan, Ford are now said to be ordering Cena to give them all the profits he accumulated from the sale of the supercar.
According to Yahoo Entertainment, Cena has said:
“I completely understand and as stated am willing to work with [the Ford representative] and Ford to make it right. My sincere apologies.”
The car itself has a number of exciting features, including an ecoboost V6 engine.