Just last week, we learned the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will serve up 760 hp and 625 lb-ft of torque from its 5.2-liter supercharged V-8. Now, Jalopnik reports the new GT500 carries a $70,300 MSRP, based on an order guide the website obtained from a dealer source. A Ford spokesperson confirmed to R&T that this number is accurate, and noted it doesn’t include a $1095 delivery fee and $2600 Gas Guzzler tax, bringing the price up to $73,995.
An order guide posted to Mustang6G.com reveals the Carbon Fiber Track Package seen on the car pictured above costs $18,500. That pack brings a huge carbon fiber wing and other aero goodies, 20-inch carbon-fiber wheels plus Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires. The next most expensive option is actually paint. Painted racing stripes, specifically, which cost $10,000. If you think that’s too much bread for some paint, don’t worry—vinyl stripes will be available for far less.
Perhaps the most intriguing option is the $1500 Handling Package, which gets you a Gurney flap for the wing and adjustable top mounts. Seems like a good deal to us.
For context, the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 starts at $64,695, while the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody starts at $68,440. Both of those cars make less horsepower than the 760-hp GT500, but they’re still its two closest rivals. The 797-hp Challenger Hellcat Redeye Widebody is a tick under $80,000.
So, the GT500 is a little more expensive than its American rivals, but 760 hp for under $75,000 still seems like a bargain to us. We’ll know for sure once we drive the thing.
If it sounds like a good deal to you, a Ford spokesperson told us order banks for the 2020 GT500 are open today.
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