When Ford unveiled the S550, 6th generation Mustang back in 2015, it was the first time Ford’s iconic muscle car was available worldwide. Finally, the Mustang was no longer forbidden fruit in Europe, to great success. As of 2019, it’s been the best selling sports coupe in the world. And yet, some markets were “officially” barred from being sold the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, such as Europe. That doesn’t mean, however, that Europeans are out of luck to get the monstrous GT500 muscle car. Now, there’s a way.
Peicher US-Cars is a vehicle importer based in Germany, specializing in American cars that aren’t available in the Old World through official means. This includes pickups and muscle cars from Dodge, Chevrolet and Ford. While they were already importing the Shelby Mustang GT350, they now offer the GT500.
The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 does come at a premium in Europe, though. The 760 hp pony starts at 109,990 euros, which converts to about $121,462. Want the optional Carbon Fiber Track Pack? That will cost 154,990 euros, or $171,156. That’s almost $200,000 for a Ford Mustang, one that tops out at near enough $100,000 in the U.S. before markups. Yes, even at the European price, there aren’t many cars with that level of power and performance, but that doesn’t change that the car has under $30,000 roots.
Ford sells the Mustang Shelby GT500 in North America, Mexico and the Middle East. We originally reported Ford doesn’t sell the GT500 in Europe due to the E.U.’s strict emissions regulations. That’s a bummer, because Europeans who desire a Mustang, prefer the V8 roar over the globalized 2.3L EcoBoost four cylinder, based on Ford’s sales data.
For its American pricing at least, the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 offers supercar levels of performance. The lack of a manual transmission maybe ruffle some feathers, but the Tremec dual clutch suits the on track capabilities of the car quite well. It doesn’t appear that Ford or anyone else has run the GT500 at the Nurburgring just yet, but now that it’s available in Germany through Peicher, we wouldn’t be surprised to see it happen soon. Furthermore, Peicher also sells the Camaro ZL1, and we have seen it can manage an insane 7:16.04 around The Green Hell with the 1LE package. Let’s hope someone can show us how the Shelby compares.