Earlier this year, a new 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 crossed the Barrett-Jackson auction block months before details were even set about the muscle car. The car Ford was auctioning wasn’t just any GT500, but rather the allotment for the first GT500 with the VIN 001. Barrett-Jackson chairman and CEO Craig Jackson himself dropped $1.1 million to be the one to take the car home, with his bid going directly to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Now Ford is back again with another GT500 benefiting JDRF, but this time it could be yours for only $10.
Ford has been donating vehicles to JDRF for its raffle fund-raiser for nearly a decade now, and this year Ford teamed up with Protean and Penske Vehicle Services to create the “Venom GT500”. This one-of-one custom GT500 wears a metallic charcoal color, with painted on black racing stripes adorning the top of the car. The car also wears the Carbon Fiber Track Package, which includes exposed carbon fiber wheels, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, a rear seat-delete, leather-trimmed Recaro seats and a Mustang GT4 track wing.
The 2020 Shelby GT500 is the most powerful production vehicle Ford has ever made. Thanks to the supercharged 5.2-liter V8 under the hood, this super-Mustang produces 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft of torque. Those figures are capable of hurdling the GT500 from 0-100-0 mph in 10.6 seconds. Further performance figures will be released at a later date.
Ford and JDRF are hoping to sell 75,000 raffle tickets during the fundraiser to raise money for JDRF, which is an international leader in Type 1 diabetes research funding, programming and awareness. Tickets cost $10 each, and can be purchased online here until November 10. The first-place winner will become the proud owner of the Venom Shelby GT500, while the second-place prize includes an all-inclusive VIP race experience for two to the 2020 Daytona 500. The drawing will be held November 14 at the Ford Conference and Event Center, though participants do not need to be present at the drawing to win.