The great news: Ford offers a variety of really great colors to match the pony car's personality and only two of them extra cost. Rapid Red and Twister Orange increase the price by $ 395 and $ 495 more, respectively. Frankly, the orange looks great, but Ford Performance Blue is stellar.
Side stripes add $ 375 back the final cost, but the racing stripes are where it's at. How can you configure a Shelby Mustang and not add stripes? That's another $ 1,000. Worth it. Oh, but Ford actually wants to paint the stripes on and skip the $ 720 vinyl application. Since we're being reasonable, vinyl is just fine.
Obviously, the carbon fiber track pack is a given, and that costs the equivalent of a modest car at $ 18,500. The goodies included? Carbon fiber wheels, GT4-style rear wing, splitter wickers and stickier Michelin Pilot Cup Sport 2 tires. The instrument panel is finished in exposed carbon fiber. There's a $ 1,500 handling package, too.
Next up, there's the option for a Technology Package. Skip. Why? TheThe 5.2-liter supercharged V8 with The Bang & Olufsen sound system is not a commuter car and a fine machine without blind-spot monitors. already has the soundtrack anyway. By the way, heated and cooled seats are optional, but not with the carbon-fiber pack and its Recaro seats.
The damage after speccing a pretty well-equipped 2020 Shelby Mustang GT500 is $ 93,495 after the destination charge. With the painted stripes, technology package and other doodads like custom car covers, the GT500 can easily be a $ 100,000-plus pony car. Too rich for my blood, but a guy can dream.