2021-ford-mustang-shelby-gt500-adds-carbon-fiber,-flashy-colors

Ford has added a carbon-fiber handling package, which includes 20-inch carbon fiber wheels, to the 2021 Mustang Shelby GT500. Three new colors are also available: Grabber Yellow, Antimatter Blue, and Carbonized Gray Metallic.The Mustang Shelby GT500 is powered by a 760-hp supercharged V-8. For its second model year, Ford is giving the Mustang Shelby GT500, the most powerful production Ford yet, a new carbon-fiber handling package that adds 20-inch painted carbon-fiber wheels similar to those included in the more expensive carbon-fiber track package. The 2021 Mustang Shelby GT500 also is available in three new colors. It can be ordered now, priced starting at $71,495.

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A handling package has already been offered on the Shelby GT500, though it only added a Gurney flap and splitter wickers and cost $1500. The new carbon-fiber handling package adds 20-inch painted carbon fiber wheels, adjustable strut top mounts, an oil catch can, and wheel locks for $10,000. The wheels are similar to the exposed carbon wheels included in the $18,500 carbon-fiber track package, which adds Recaro seats, an exposed carbon GT4 wing, and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 rubber. Adjustable strut top mounts are also included here. The three new paint colors include Grabber Yellow (pictured above), Antimatter Blue, and Carbonized Gray Metallic.

The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is powered by a supercharged 5.2-liter V-8, dubbed Predator, that produces 760 horsepower and 625 pound-feet of torque. In our testing, it helped launch the top-dog Mustang to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds on the way to an 11.3-second quarter-mile at 132 mph when equipped with its standard summer tires. The Predator engine is also expected to make its way under the hood of the upcoming Raptor R.

The 2021 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is available now starting at $71,495, and opting for the new carbon-fiber handling package will up the cost to $81,495. They’ll arrive in the spring. However it’s still a little over $5000 more than the 650-hp Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.

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