Few would call the Ford Mustang subtle at the best of times, but the 2020 Mustang gets even fancier with a new, eye-catching green livery. The automaker has plunged into what he calls the "heritage-inspired" color pattern for the new color, a nod to the old Mustang that was completed decades ago.
Specifically, it's the vintage mustangs of the 1970s that inspired this new Grabber lime finish. At the time, the cars were a bit less polished than today's lively, supersaturated surfaces, but it's still enough to give the 2020 Mustang a distinctive look.
In fact, one of Ford's tasks was to give the classic finish a modern makeover, according to Barb Whalen, the company's color and material manager. "This color goes back to a Mustang Heritage color, bringing it forward with more modern, dynamic pigments and bold new energy," she explains. It will not just be green.
Grabber Lime is accompanied by Twister Orange, which, as the name suggests, will be a saturated orange finish. There are also two more additions to the color table, albeit a little less fissuring. The Mustang 2020 features iconic Silver and Red Hot Metallic.
This includes the much anticipated Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. The new muscle car was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show 2019 in January and will be at the forefront of Ford's lineup. It's the most powerful car on the road the automaker has ever produced, and delivers more than 700 horsepower – more than what one would expect from a Ford GT supercar.
That comes from a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 engine. Ford promises it will last for a time of 0 to 60 mph in the middle of three seconds, though raw speed is only part of the story. No manual gearbox, much to the detriment of purists: Instead, there is a standard TREMEC 7-speed dual-clutch transmission that can be switched in less than 100 ms – in normal, weather, sports, resistance and track mode.
Ford showed us the Red Hot Red, Iconic Silver and Twister Orange versions back in January, and the Shelby GT500 2020 is for everyone. The striking body kit does not hurt: The gaping grille is significantly larger than that of the regular Mustang and the carbon fiber lashings, which keep both the dead weight and the GT500 low and give the GT500 a proper look.
However, Ford does not limit itself to the heritage-inspired designs of the Mustang, but offers them across the board. The 2020 Mustang will go on sale in the fall, says the automaker.