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2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Gets New Retro-Inspired Color Options

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Ford’s new Grabber Lime finish is a homage to a vintage Mustang color from the 1970s.

Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, Ford has unveiled a new eye-catching Grabber Lime exterior color for the 2020 Mustang. The striking green finish is inspired by a vintage Mustang color from the 1970s and will certainly make the muscle car stand out from the crowd. Ford also revealed a new "Need for Green" exterior color for the 2019 Mustang in honor of St. Patrick's Day last year. "It's lime green on steroids," said Barb Whalen, Ford color and materials manager. "This color traces back to a Mustang heritage color while bringing it forward with more modern, dynamic pigments and bold new energy."

Grabber Lime is one of two retro-inspired colors available across the Mustang lineup for 2020, with the other being Twister Orange. Other new color options that will be available for the Mustang range include Iconic Silver and Red Hot Metallic, including for Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT500 models.

"These bright, vibrant retro colors are trending in design – in home furnishings, sportswear and even appliances," said Whalen. "Aspirational and confident, they are fun, youthful colors that make a statement of how you want the world to see you and who you want to be. And your car is an extension of that."

Arriving in dealerships this fall, the 2020 Ford Mustang could be getting a power boost according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration vehicle identification number filing discovered last month. According to the document, a new variant of the Mustang's 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder unit could join the existing 310-hp model, and there could also be a more powerful version of the 5.0-liter V8, which produces 460 horsepower in the Mustang GT.

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The 2020 Shelby Mustang GT500, on the other hand, is the most powerful Mustang ever made, thanks to a newly-developed supercharged 5.2-liter V8 that produces over 700 hp, enabling the new Mustang GT500 to hit 0-62 mph in around 3.5 seconds and do the quarter-mile in less than 11 seconds. Surprisingly, however, the top speed will be limited to 180 mph, making the 2020 Mustang GT500 slower than its main rival, the Camaro ZL1.