Bad News: 2022 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Loses Something Very Special

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This is a major disappointment.

Ford has just announced the return of the Mustang Shelby GT500 for the 2022 model year, giving it a Code Orange paint option and a new Heritage Edition. That's good news, as everyone who has driven the exceptionally capable sports car will attest. Take it to a track and you can have hours of fun without ever fully exploring the limits of the car, and if you sprinkle some tuning spice on the car, the engine can produce as much as a Bugatti. If you'd rather enhance the car with Ford parts, the Carbon Fiber Handling Package is an awesome option. Or at least it was - Ford is not offering it for 2022.

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The 2021 model's package added 20-inch carbon fiber wheels with a wheel lock kit, adjustable top shock mounts, a catch can, splitter wickers, and a Gurney flap on the rear wing. It's unclear why Ford has decided not to offer the package for the new model year, but we doubt that buyers will be placated by the option of the aforementioned Code Orange paint finish. Still, if you are more interested in aesthetics than performance, the Heritage Edition comes in Brittany Blue with a choice of two Wimbledon White stripe packages featuring the GT500 logo. Painted Over The Top is optional while Vinyl Over The Top is a standard inclusion.

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Under the hood, the Predator V8 engine - which can now be ordered as a crate motor - comes with 5.2 liters of capacity and a supercharger that helps it develop 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft of torque. A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic is the only gearbox option and helps the car achieve 0-60 mph in around 3.3 seconds, a quarter-mile time of under 11 seconds, and a top speed of 180 mph. As for cost, the 2022 version starts at $77,260 including destination charges and the gas guzzler tax. The Heritage Edition adds $2,140 to the MSRP while the optional hand-painted stripes cost another $12,140, meaning that even without a special handling package, this car can get very pricy. We don't foresee that affecting sales though, so act fast if you want one.

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