If you can’t wait to get your hands on the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, you’d better start saving as it appears the model will cost more than $70,000.
According to a price list posted on Mustang6G, the high-performance muscle car will have a base price of $70,300. That’s before a $1,095 destination and delivery fee as well as a $2,600 gas guzzler tax.
If the list is accurate, the GT500 will cost $11,160 more than the GT350. It would also mean the model would cost about as much as the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye which retails for $70,245 before a $1,495 destination fee and a $1,700 gas guzzler tax.
An assortment of options will be available including a Carbon Fiber Track Pack that costs a whopping $18,500. While it’s pretty pricey, the package includes splitter wickers with integrated dive planes and an adjustable carbon fiber rear wing. The package also adds 20-inch carbon fiber wheels that are wrapped in special Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires. Other highlights include Recaro front seats, carbon fiber interior trim and a rear seat delete to reduce weight.
Customers will also be able to order a Handling Package for $1,500. It’s far less extensive than the Carbon Fiber Track Pack, but it includes adjustable strut top mounts and a spoiler with a Gurney flap.
The Shelby GT500 promises to be the “quickest street-legal Mustang ever” as it will have a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 engine that produces 760 hp (567 kW / 771 PS) and 625 lb-ft (847 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission which shifts in less than 100 milliseconds. This setup enables the car to accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in the mid three’s and run the quarter mile in less than 11 seconds.
The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will go on sale this fall and we can expect to learn more closer to launch.