The current pandemic situation and resulting global economic difficulties have hit the automotive industry hard in terms of supply chain. Manufacturers have found it difficult to satisfy demand for certain vehicles, and that includes some variants of Ford’s beloved Mustang, one of America’s automotive sweethearts since 1965. Production of the GT500 variant has been affected too, with aspiring owners told to expect their cars next year only. Why wait? Here’s a 2021 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 that you can be the lucky owner and driver of before 2021 is out! Coming from North Carolina, it’s only got 483 miles reported on it, meaning it’s barely out of pampers in terms of Mustang lifespan. It also wears the legendary Shelby tag and associated performance enhancements to boot!
The sixth generation was debuted to the world in 2014 (as a 2015 model) with a refresh in 2018. This 2021 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 bears the styling of Kemal Curic with a Carbonized Gray exterior paint job punctuated by the vinyl over-the-top twin racing stripes in High Gloss Kona Blue. Black 20-inch alloy wheels host some truly meaty rubber, 305-section at the front and 315-section at the rear. The interior features the Ebony color trim and offers seating for four. It’s got the Equipment Group 950A specified, as well as exposed carbon-fiber instrument panel, Recaro leather-trimmed seats, the Technology Package, a fantastic B&O sound system with 12 speakers, voice-activated touchscreen with navigation and blind spot with cross traffic alert to name a few of its tech toys. The Shelby snake motif adorns the center of the steering wheel and the seat backs, whilst the kick plates feature Ford Performance logos, leaving you in no doubt that this isn’t a base four-cylinder ‘Stang.
Shelby Mustangs always saw some enhancements to the powertrain and handling characteristics, and this 2021 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is powered by a 5.2L (315ci) supercharged cross-plane V8 that makes 760hp at 7,300rpm and 625lb.ft at 5,000rpm. All that glorious power is sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed Tremec dual-clutch automatic transmission. This car also has the Handling Package, and adjustable strut top mounts.