Last we heard, the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will have 760 horsepower on tap when it goes on sale this fall. Now, Ford has announced pricing for the ultimate Mustang that works out to less than $100 per pony. The base starting price will be $73,995 (including destination charges), but that still makes it more expensive overall than its competitors, the $64,695 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, and the Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye at $73,440.
That base price includes $2600 for the gas-guzzler tax but it does not include some (rather pricey) option packages. The Handling Package is $1500, adding adjustable front strut mounts, removable splitter end plates, and a rear Gurney flap.
The Technology Package, for $3000, tacks on blind-spot warning, navigation, automatic rain-sensing windshield wipers, an upgraded sound system, and Cobra-logo-projecting puddle lamps.
For serious track enthusiasts, there is the $18,500 Carbon Fiber Track Package that includes composite carbon-fiber wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 track tires, an adjustable rear wing made from carbon fiber, aerodynamic front dive planes, a carbon-fiber instrument panel, and a deleted rear seat to save weight. Black leather Recaro seats are also part of the Track Package.
Ford hasn't yet announced the full menu of options, nor has it broken out stand-alone option pricing, but fully loaded, this might well be a six-figure Mustang.
We'll have more details when the GT500's online configurator goes live, which Ford promises soon. This supercharged monster promises to be the most outlandish pony car yet, and we hope it’s a fitting send-off for this generation of Mustang, which has thus far been a roaring success.