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Build The Ultimate Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

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Finally, you can spec the perfect GT500.

Two full years since it was announced and eight months after the reveal, the 2020 Shelby GT500 configurator is finally available for serious buyers and people paid by the hour at work. For everyone else, we can tell you that it's possible to spend a whopping $107,080 on a 2020 Mustang GT500, including destination. We've already reported that you can spend $10,000 on stripes but, more practically, you can also spend a large chunk of change on the Carbon Fiber Track Package. That comes in at $18,500, while the Handling pack is just $1,500.

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For your $18,500, the Carbon Fiber track Pack includes aerodynamic improvements such as the big carbon-fiber wing and splitter wickers, a carbon-fiber instrument panel, 20-inch exposed carbon fiber wheels with sticky Michelin tires, adjustable strut top mounts, and the requisite Recaro seats. What you don't get is a rear seat because you clearly drive so fast that nobody wants to be a passenger.

Start optioning inside, and the Technology Package pops up for $3,000 and includes a Bang & Olufsen sound system, voice or touchscreen controlled navigation, heated mirrors, and blind-spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert because you'll have to reverse at some point.

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If you want just a base model 2020 GT500 for $72,900, it already comes well kitted out with an active exhaust system, leather and Alcantara trim, dual-zone climate control, and Ford's now decent Sync 3 system. You can tack on a $395 Shelby car cover if you're really going to leave it sitting still for that long. Colors range from the cool to the obnoxious, including the flamboyant Twister Orange or Legend Lime for $395.

Power isn't optional, and there's no upgrade (yet) to the 5.2-liter supercharged V8 making 760 horsepower and mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Of course, we're not taking "market fluctuation" into account with dealers expected to add up to $10,000 to pad their bottom line.

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