2021 Shelby GT500 Gets Carbon Fiber Handling Package, New Colors
The return of the Mach 1 is arguably the biggest news for the 2021 Ford Mustang lineup, but the transition to the model year comes with some more changes. Official document hidden on Ford media site discovered by YouTuber Speed Phenom reveals everything new for the entire 2021MY lineup of the Blue Oval, including the Shelby GT500.
Without further ado, customers will be able to choose from three additional exterior colors: Grabber Yellow, Carbonized Gray and Antimatter Blue. All three shades are also available for the Mustang GT and the base EcoBoost version of the beloved pony car. While an extension of the color palette isn’t exactly a last-minute novelty, the PDF document (available here) also reveals that the 2021 Shelby GT500 receives an optional carbon fiber handling package.
Not to be confused with the existing carbon fiber track pack and handling pack, the new kit appears to be a mix of the two. Here’s what Ford says it comes in: 20-inch black carbon fiber wheels, adjustable strut mounts, a catch box, Gurney flap, and wicker separators. You can’t order the 2020 Shelby GT500 with the two aforementioned packages, as one excludes the other, but it looks like the 2021 model will combine the two for full equipment.
Ford’s press release doesn’t talk about pricing, but hopefully it will save the customer some savings over the current $ 18,500 carbon fiber pack and the $ 1,500 handling pack.
According to the same document, the aforementioned Mach 1 will be available in the following shades: Fighter Jet Gray, Iconic Silver, Shadow Black, Oxford White, Velocity Blue, Twister Orange, Race Red and Grabber Yellow.
If you think the “ Current Stang ” is getting a bit long in the tooth, the next generation is expected to be released in late 2022 and will have an eight-year lifecycle. As a reminder, the Mustang is the only Ford car in the United States where models such as the Fiesta, Focus, Fusion and Taurus have followed the dodo path. An elevated wagon rivaling Subaru Outback is reportedly coming, but nothing is official yet.