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2021 FORD MUSTANG SHELBY GT500 CARBON FIBER HANDLING PACKAGE COSTS $10,000

Customers Can Order Their 2021 Shelby GT500 Muscle Cars Today

2020 2021 2022 S550 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Review
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The 2021 Ford Mustang family is set to roll out very soon, and we expect the official Ford build and price configurator to reflect that any day now. However, if you’re keen on getting a 2021 Mustang, perhaps the new Mustang Mach 1, you can contact your local Ford dealer to get the process started. Just as well, you can order the 2021 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 with the new Carbon Fiber Handling Package, as revealed in the official order guide. And, according to a customer order form shared with MC&T by a reader, the 2021 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Carbon Fiber Handling Package is priced at $10,000 USD.

2021 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Brembo Brakes Carbon Fiber Wheels handling package track package
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Details on the 2021 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Carbon Fiber Handling Package

The 2021 Shelby GT500 Carbon Fiber Handling Package will include 20-inch carbon fiber wheels that are painted black, new-for-2021 adjustable strut top mounts, a catch can, a Gurney flap in the rear, splitter wickers and a wheel locking kit. Unlike the $18,500 Carbon Fiber Track Package available on the S550 Mustang Shelby GT500, the rear seats stay in place, as do the standard Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires. The Track Pack gets the might Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2, which is supremely effective at lateral grip traction, but not as good at forward acceleration. Exposed carbon fiber wheels, instrument panel, and massive GT4 carbon fiber wing remain exclusive to the 2021 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Carbon Fiber Track Package, as well.

More 2021 Ford Mustang Info

Along with the 2021 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Carbon Fiber Handling Package, the new model year will also unlock new color options to choose from. More specifically, Antimatter Blue Metallic, Carbonized Gray Metallic, and Grabber Yellow will be joining the paint palette for the top-tier Ford Mustang. While new colors are always welcome, four colors have also been removed from the GT500: Grabber Lime, Kona Blue, Magnetic, and Wimbledon White.

The addition of the Ford Mustang Mach 1 to the lineup, the end of the S550 Mustang Shelby GT350 and GT350R, and the deletion of the Mustang GT Performance Pack 2 reflect the most significant changes of the 2021 model year. The 2021 Mustang Mach 1 will offer both a 10-speed automatic and six speed manual, in addition to its own handling package. The 2021 Mustang Mach 1 will price priced from $51,720, plus $1,195 destination and delivery charge. This effectively splits the difference between the outgoing Mustang Bullitt that stickered at $46,705 and the beloved Mustang Shelby GT350, which carried an MSRP of $59,140.

2021 Mustang Mach 1 Ford
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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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