Ford Mustang outlined some changes that are coming to the 2021 lineup and although you might be aware of the bigger ones (Mach 1 coming, Bullitt going), there are still some interesting details to uncover.
The most attention-grabbing is certainly the newest Shelby GT500 color. Grabber Yellow, along with Carbonized Gray Metallic and Antimatter Blue Metallic will all be available on the 760 hp pony car. All three colors will also be available in the regular Mustang lineup, along with Fighter Jet Gray, which is exclusive to the Mach 1.
The Carbon Fiber Handling Package is also coming to the GT500. Intended as a halfway step between the $1,500 Handling Pack and the $18,500 Cabron-Fiber Track Pack, it will add some of the latter’s features without going all out. Along with a Gurney flap and splitter wickers, it adds adjustable strut top mounts, an oil catch can, and painted 20-inch carbon fiber wheels.
There haven’t been any changes made to the 2021 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500’s powertrain. The 5.2-liter supercharged V-8 dishes out 760 hp and 625 lb-ft of torque and rockets the car from 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds and past the quarter-mile in 10.7 seconds.
The Shelby GT500 comes with most of the Mustang’s goodies as standard, though there are still some items you can add. One of these is a technology package that includes a B&O premium audio system, blind spot warning, heated mirrors, a memory function (driver’s seat and mirrors), and voice-activated navigation.
The starting price for the 2021 Shelby GT500 is largely unchanged from the previous year, coming in at $74,095 with shipping.