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The Snake-Bitten Super Pony Comes In 11 Different Hues

The original 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 came in eleven different hues. Just the same, the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 colors come in eleven different varieties, and range from highly stealthy and restrained, such as Magnetic and Shadow, to the Skittles-inspired Grabber Lime and Twister Orange. Each hue definitely has its own personality. That said, there are three different shades of blue, along with two different shades of red and two different shades of gray.

Twister Orange is the only premium paint color, at an extra $495. Additionally, there are three different stripe paint color options (Kona Blue, Oxford White, Absolute Black) that are available depending on the body color. Each one of them command an intense $10,000. For those who can’t stomach that option, Ford also offers a more affordable vinyl racing stripe pattern for $1,000 in the same colors. But the bragging rights are not included.

The original GT500 featured a brown (Bronze Metallic), as well as a darker green called Dark Moss Green Metallic. So while the 2020 GT500 color range speaks its own language, we hope to see some throwback colors down the road. We’d also like to see a yellow and a purple to go with the eye-popping Grabber Lime and Twister Orange. Perhaps you’d like to see something different, as well.

The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 starts at over $73,000, and can be optioned to north of $107,000.

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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