Ford is bringing the most powerful Mustang GT ever to the annual Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. This will mark the third generation of VIN 001 Mustang vehicles to be auctioned for charity at Barrett-Jackson, also joining the ranks of recent prized ponies like the Mustang Shelby GT500, Mustang Mach 1, and Mustang Bullitt. But the proceeds from selling the rights to the first production 2024 Ford Mustang will aid the fight against diabetes.
The seventh-generation 2024 Mustang GT with VIN 001 will be auctioned off on January 28 at 7:30 pm MST. All sales proceeds will benefit JDRF, the leading global type 1 diabetes (T1D) research and advocacy organization whose mission is to improve lives today and tomorrow by accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications.
The winning bidder will get to choose from any standard Ford Mustang GT fastback option, including two transmission types, 11 exterior colors, an all-new lineup of alloy wheels ranging from 18 to 20 inches, and Brembo brake calipers that come in three colors: Black, Red, and Grabber Blue. They can also choose from available interior packages and the Performance Pack.
2024 Ford Mustang GT: Details
The S650 Mustang GT sports a head-turning design inside and out, from a modern chiseled exterior that nods to the 1960s original design. To a driver-centric digital cockpit that features two large customizable digital displays with real-time rendered 3D graphics. The 2024 Mustang GT features the most powerful 5.0L Coyote V8 ever with up to 486 horsepower and 418 lb-ft of torque that comes from a new dual air intake and throttle body design with an available active valve performance exhaust system.
The optional Performance Pack adds a host of track-focused features like Recaro seats and active exhaust. The drive modes combined with the fine-tuned digital engine, suspension, and steering controls allow drivers to enjoy peak performance everywhere, from their favorite roads to their local tracks. In addition, the electronic drift brake unlocks the rear-wheel-drive drifting capability of the Mustang, which can help novices learn to drift on the track.