This 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is the first year of production for the most powerful car Ford has ever put to the streets. So yes, it's an instant collectible. That's why it's great to find one that that's been optioned and invested in correctly for both preservation and enjoyment. So if you're quick enough, a fresh and prized supercar is up for grabs.
Everything about this car is awesome, so we'll start with the most obvious part, the paint. Twister Orange is a new color for 2020 that has a sense of familiarity to speedy pony car fans. It's named after the Twister Special limited edition cars that were celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2020. These were a very short run of cars that were made to do battle on the blacktop. So this special color really sets the attitude right for this GT500. But this one hasn't been doing battle, and instead, it's few months out in the world have all been about preservation. The paint was fully ceramic coated and there has been a clear protective film put over the car (a $7.500 investment in total.) So you get to lock in that awesome shine and worry less when someone tries to take a selfie next to it at Cars & Coffee. And you just know this one is going to attract a crowd. After all, there's a full mean blackout package against the orange. It highlights the full body kit, optional full racing stripe package, louvered hood, special 20-inch wheels, and massive front end that makes this one look like it will inhale cars instead of passing them. And those who know these cars will recognize the optional Handling Package that includes the spoiler with Gurney flap. Plus, this one has some more special touches, like the blackout rear taillights and the orange powder coated brake calipers just to give this an elevated level of sophistication that this brawler-like Shelby deserves.
The interior delivers a pure speed machine that also has a ton of luxury. It starts with options like the Recaro sport seats. With barely any miles on this car, you can see the intricate style and smell the fresh leather-trim. This is loaded with all the best modern amenities like power windows, power locks, keyless entry/ignition, dual front airbags, side airbags, and cruise control. There's even dual-zone automatic climate control. The Technology Package option makes the touchscreen infotainment system your command space for the backup camera, Bluetooth, sat nav, CarPlay, and upgraded Bang and Olufsen stereo. But what you'll really love is the track-ready feel of the Alcantara sports steering wheel, paddle shifters, two-mode exhaust control, and a full digital display that can be programmed to maximize your driving.
The 5.2-liter supercharged V8 is a very special motor. That's why it has an individual signature plaque for the person who hand-built it just for this car (it's the kind of thing you see on an AMG Mercedes.) Ford calls this powerhouse the Predator, and it certainly earns its name. This is a 760 horsepower juggernaut, and so this pony can even dine on cars that cost several times its retail. Which makes it quite a bargain in comparison. These come standard with magnetic ride control that instantly adjusts the fully independent suspension to all conditions. The Tremec seven-speed dual-clutch transmission has an everyday easy automatic mode, but when it comes time for fun, those paddle shifters have a quicker shift action than you could even make with a stick. The Brembo four-wheel discs brakes, electronic power steering, and Michelin Pilot Sport tires complete a package designed to deliver awesome grip.is
As a true collectible, the sale comes with the owner's manual packet and laminated window sticker. This one is so fresh that it's still under the factory warranty. So if you want to be driving the ultimate Ford tomorrow, you need to call today!