The 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 is to be the undisputed king of all Mustangs, and thanks to its supercharged 5.2-liter V8 that produces 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft of torque, it is also the most powerful road vehicle ever produced by Ford. While it might not be too surprising to learn that the Shelby GT500 won’t be heading to Europe, the automaker recently told CarsGuide that our Australian friends won’t have to the opportunity to purchase one either, directly from Ford that is.
Mustang Motorsport is a Victoria based shop that specializes in building Shelby’s from Australian market Mustangs and parts sourced from the United States. This shop has announced that they will start importing and converting Shelby GT500s to right hand drive, if a new grey market car importation law is passed later this year. Mustang Motorsport told CarsGuide that despite not accepting pre-orders quite yet, there has been quite a lot of interest in the undertaking. If all the legal conditions get sorted out, imports and conversions could start as early as December.
Getting a 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 in Australia is not going to be cheap, as Mustang Motorsports expects the price to range from $300,000 and $450,000 AUD, or $200,000 to $300,000+ in American cash. No matter how you shake it, that is a lot of dough for a car, especially when you consider that the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 starts at $73,995 stateside. A big part of the cost comes from the fact that Mustang Motorsport couldn’t use existing Australian-delivered Mustangs during the conversion process, due to how different the GT500 is actually from the normal Mustang.
The shop has not set any limits on the number of cars that will be brought over, and have even said that they plan to bring the high-revving Shelby GT350 to Australia next year as well. But for the money, you may as well try to nab a 700 horsepower Mustang R-Spec that will be sold exclusively in Oz for a very reasonable $99,980 AUD ($67,471 USD).
How much money would you be willing to spend on the king of all Mustangs if you were stuck down under?