55 years ago, the king of Ford Mustangs was born. Starting in the 1967 model year, the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 name represented the pinnacle of performance for America’s favorite muscle car. With its roots in racing, as well as big-displacement V8 engines, Carroll Shelby himself declared the GT500 as “the first real car I’m really proud of.” As he should be. And if only he was around to see the new one. Today we say hello to the limited-run 2022 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition, wearing colors that pay homage to the original 1967 model.
2022 Mustang Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition: The Details
The 2022 Mustang Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition will come in one color combination: Brittany Blue exterior paint, with Wimbledon White stripes; the inverse of what we saw with the Shelby GT350 Heritage Edition. Like standard S550 Mustang Shelby GT500, there are two exterior stripe options: a vinyl option, or a top-dollar hand-painted option with a unique GT500 logo.
Under the hood, everything’s the same. That means an absurdly powerful, 760 horsepower 5.2L supercharged V8 engine that fires its power through a 7-speed Tremec dual-clutch transmission like an ICBM rocket, delivering a sensation of speed and drama that’s irreplaceable in the muscle car segment. And did we mention how loud these Shelbys are? Because you’ll hear this big snake coming from miles away.
Recall, however, that Ford sent off the Mustang Shelby GT350 with a Heritage Edition of its own last year. Is this farewell to the S550 Mustang Shelby GT500? Ford won’t immediately say. But with the S650 Mustang on the horizon, there’s not that much time left either way.
Mustang Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition Pricing And Availability
The 2022 Mustang Shelby GT500 will have a starting MSRP of $73,465 in the US market, plus a $1,195 destination fee and $2,600 Gas Guzzler Tax, bringing the total to $77,260 USD, before options. Adding the Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition package is an additional $2,140 with the vinyl stripes, while the GT500 Heritage Edition package with hand-painted stripes comes in at $12,140. So you’re looking at just under $90,000 USD out the door for the latter.
Dealer orders for all 2022 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 muscle cars open on Monday, November 15, with vehicles on sale Spring 2022.
Code Orange joins eight other new colors for the 2022 Mustang family in total, including Atlas Blue Metallic, Brittany Blue Metallic (available on GT500 Heritage and Coastal Limited Editions only), Cyber Orange Metallic Tri-Coat, Dark Matter Gray Metallic, Eruption Green Metallic, Grabber Blue Metallic and Mischievous Purple Metallic.