2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Price Revealed

And It’s More Expensive Than Either The Camaro ZL1 Or Hellcat Redeye

Mustang Shelby GT500

In the automotive world, we have three choices: capable, nice, and affordable. However, we can only ever choose only two at once. The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, for instance, has 760 horsepower, and go-fast track hardware that makes it the most capable performance Mustang ever. Its interior is also as sophisticated as the Mustang has ever been, thanks to escalating content and technology. All of its capability and high-budget content means one one thing: that the affordably lever is locked. So nobody should be surprised that the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 price makes it the most expensive new Mustang ever, at $73,995.

That’s over $12,000 more than the Shelby GT350. A full selection of options put the GT500 above – wait for it – $90,000. Ninety thousand American dollars. Ford is definitely testing the waters here.

The GT500 price makes it more than the most expensive Mustang ever. It’s also significantly more expensive than the 650 horsepower Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, which starts at $64,695, and the 797 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye, which starts at $73,440. The GT500 will go on sale this fall.

The 2020 Ford Mustang GT500 price includes a $2,600 gas-guzzler tax. Various options include a handling package for $1,500. This adds adjustable strut top mounts, removable splitter end plates, and a Gurney flap. There’s also a $3,000 technology package that upgrades the audio system, and adds blind-spot warning, rain-sensing wipers, navigation, and Cobra logo puddle lamps.

What really tips the scale is the $18,500 Carbon Fiber Track package. Designed to fight the Camaro ZL1 1LE, this gives the 2020 GT500 a set of carbon-fiber wheels wearing Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 track tires, an adjustable carbon-fiber wing, a rear-seat delete, and canards up front. Power remains unchanged.

Official lap times, 0-60 acceleration, and other performance numbers remain undisclosed at the moment. However, the new GT500 is expected to run a sub-11-second quarter mile, and that makes for a solid comparison test against the Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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