The configurator is now live for the upcoming Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 revealing a very pricey pony car.
Remember when Mustangs used to be cheap? Well, you can still get a relatively cheap Mustang, but it won’t even be in the same zip code as the new GT500. This is a six-figure Mustang with 760 horsepower, the most powerful ever built.
Is that price worth what you get? Well, now you can find out yourself by clicking on the GT500 configurator on Ford’s website.
To make things easier, we’ve already done the math for you. The Mustang GT500 does indeed start at $73,995 as an earlier leak from June indicated, but that just gets you in the door. Getting all the GT500’s various goodies requires you to shell out an additional $33,000.
First, for all the most expensive exterior options you'll need to spend $11,990 on orange paint, a black-painted roof, and a racing stripe down the middle in either black, blue, or white. Really, the only thing that works with the orange paint is black, so we're sticking with the black stripe.
Next up is the Carbon Fiber Track Pack, which includes 20-inch carbon fiber wheels, Michelin Pilot Cup Sport 2 tires, rear seat delete, carbon fiber instrument panel, carbon fiber rear wing, adjustable strut top mounts, RECARO racing seats, front splitter wickers, and a wheel locking kit. That's an extra $18,500 all on its own.
Next is the $3,000 Technology Package, which adds a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system, blind-spot monitor with cross-traffic alert, heated side mirrors, Cobra LED door-projector puddle lamps, a voice-activated touchscreen nav system, and a 6-way adjustable driver seat with 3 memory settings.
And finally, for $395 you get a full vehicle cover with the GT500 logo plastered on it. Finally price tag: a cool $107,080.
Which is honestly a lot. It’s way more than any Challenger or Camaro on the road, and Ford still hasn’t really shown us what the GT500 can do. We’re all waiting with bated breath, though.