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.