If the Ford Mustang is the quintessential American sports car, with 60 years on the market, the variants signed by Shelby represent the top of the Mustang range. Now that Ford is updating its sports car range, it is launching a ‘heritage’ version in homage to a model that has been setting the pace for Mustang racing since 1967. It was in 1967 when the North American businessman and racer Carrol Shelby developed a first model based on a Mustang for use in competition.
And since then, Mustang and Shelby have been two names that have been united in an unprecedented sporting adventure. This GT500 version developed by Ford Performance is also offered in the exclusive orange color.
With the reputation of transforming Ford Mustang models into dominant machines in racing, Shelby launched the Mustang Shelby GT350 in 1967, a version equipped with a powerful V8 engine of almost six liters of displacement. Later came the GT500, which was the first vehicle signed by Shleby that the brilliant racer felt comfortable with.
“The first real car I’m really proud of is the original Shelby GT500,” the legendary engineer declared. Over the years, the Shelby GT500 has become legendary as the most powerful and advanced Mustang of all time. And so it has been for 55 years. To pay tribute to the original 1967 Shelby GT500, comes the new limited edition 2022 Mustang Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition, which is available in both the coupe and convertible versions.
This model will be finished in the classic Brittany Blue exterior paint, with two different exterior stripe options: Racing stripes painted on top with the exclusive GT500 logo, or racing stripes with a vinyl stripe on the sides. Impressive look of the GT500 that includes the anargram of Shelby, the Cobra. Ford Performance Designed and manufactured by Ford Performance, the car is positioned as the most powerful road-approved Ford ever built, the 2022 Mustang Shelby GT500.
In addition to its powerful V8 engine, it features a new dual-clutch seven-speed automatic transmission for to be able to combine a smoother and more pleasant use with a use in a race track circuit. Orders for the 2022 Shelby GT500 models started today, but the first deliveries of this more collector-friendly variant will be in the spring.
The 2022 Mustang Shelby GT500 has a starting price in the United States of $ 72,900, to which must be added another $ 1,195 from transportation. The Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition package is available for an additional $ 2,140, while the GT500 Heritage Edition package, with the hand-painted stripes, carries an additional cost of 12,140 S.
The Mustang family also expands its special edition offering for the 2022 model year with the Coastal Limited Edition series available on the 310 hp Mustang EcoBoost Premium. A variant also available with both bodies. Embodying the legendary freedom of movement of the Mustang since its launch, this model is a vehicle that uses the 4-cylinder turbocharged ecoboost engine that delivers 310 horsepower. This model has a starting price of $ 32,225 in the North American market.