My Little Pony: How I'd Configure The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

With the imminent arrival of the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, I thought I'd visit Ford's car configurator and build a car of my own.

With the imminent arrival of the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 to our streets, I thought I'd visit Ford's handy dandy car configurator and design and build a car of my own. You should check it out; it's a lot of fun!

Given it's a purpose built performance machine, some features are fixed such as the engine, transmission, and rearend, to name a few, as they are unique to the model. However, you can still order a host of components and stylistic tweaks to personalize the vehicle to your liking. And there are a lot of choices to make.


So let's get started. At the top of the configurator is the color option menu and a host of stripe packages. And Ford's palette is wide and deep. As I'm going through a blue phase right now, and I've already determined that my next ride will be a blue car, I went with  Ford Performance Blue. I'm not really a fan of Kona blue as it subtly borders on a Crayola color. I opted against the vinyl side stripes and instead selected the $10,000 Painted Oxford White Racing Stripes right up the middle. I know, $10,000 for stripes?!?! Hey, it's my build! You can make your own!

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As mentioned above, in the powertrain department, there aren't any options. So you're stuck with the 760 hp 5.2 liter blown "Predator" motor, 7-speed Tremec dual-clutch transmission, and a 3.73 geared TORSEN rear axle. I can live with that.


Moving on to packages, I selected the $18,500 Carbon Fiber Track Package which includes 20 inch carbon fiber wheels, Michelin Pilot Cup Sport 2 sneakers, rear seat delete, carbon fiber instrument panel, carbon finer GT4 track wing and wickers, adjustable struts, and leather Recaro seats. Inside there's the Technology package which is a bargain at $3,000. With that you get a Bang and Olufsen sound system, Blind Spot Information System (BLIS), heated mirrors, integrated turn signals, voice-activated navigation, and power seats. That's the perfect combination of luxury and performance, if you ask me. Why suffer on track day after all?


She is a looker, ain't she? Whaddaya think? For more, head on over to the Ford configurator and check out what Jay Leno has to say below. Buckle up.

(via Ford)

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