2021 Mustang Gets New Colors And GT500 Carbon Fiber Handling Pack

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The latest info was discovered in an official Ford document.

The latest Ford Mustang has proved itself to be not only one of North America's favorite pony cars, but it's doing well in overseas markets, too. For the 2021 model year, there appears to be no reason that the Mustang won't continue to sell strongly as the track-capable Mach 1 has made a much-anticipated comeback.

Elsewhere in the range, a document on the Ford media has site revealed various other changes to expect within the Mustang range. Some are purely aesthetic and relate to numerous new colors, while another upgrade adds more capability to the range-topping Shelby GT500.

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On the viciously powerful Shelby GT500, which generates 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft of torque from its supercharged V8, there's a new Carbon Fiber Handling Package. We previously praised the GT500 for its handling prowess and the ability to handle all that grunt with composure. Among the upgrades are 20-inch carbon fiber wheels which are painted in black, adjustable strut top mounts, a Gurney flap, a catch can, and splitter wickers.

The document did not indicate pricing for this optional package, but it's an interesting addition considering that the $1,500 Handling Pack and the $18,500 Carbon Fiber Track Pack (with 20-inch exposed carbon-fiber wheels, rear-seat deletion, and a lot more) are already available on the 2020 GT500.

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The color palette for the Mustang receives a couple of changes, too. On the Mustang, Mustang GT, and Shelby GT500, there are three new colors: Carbonized Gray, Grabber Yellow, and Antimatter Blue. The Antimatter Blue was leaked earlier this year as one of the colors for the all-new Ford Bronco.

For the Mach 1, there is a choice of eight shades: Fighter Jet Gray, Shadow Black, Iconic Silver, Velocity Blue, Oxford White, Race Red, Twister Orange, and Grabber Yellow. On the 2020 Mustang GT, which sits below the new Mach 1, most of these colors are available, with the orange costing an additional $495.

With the new Mach 1's expectedly brilliant handling and the GT500 taking care of rivals like the latest Dodge Challenger Super Stock, the current Mustang remains competitive even if it has been around for a few years now.

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