The original Shelby GT500 introduced in 1967 is undoubtedly amongst the most coveted nameplates from the golden era of American muscle cars. Ford brought this name back in 2020 as the most powerful and fastest Mustang ever to come out of Ford's factory doors. The 2020 GT500 carries modern supercar performance with iconic muscle car presence as it wages war with the Camaro ZL1 and the Dodge Hellcat. Despite muscle cars being famous for a quarter-mile win, with the latest Mustang, Ford wanted a car that could go from attacking corners at high speeds and to cruising down the highway. This mean-looking machine certainly has the brawn and brains to get that job done, and with the 'Golden Ticket,' the GT500 is dialed up to 11 in both looks and performance on track. This particular example of the stunning 2020 Ford Mustang GT500 "Golden Ticket" offers a host of optional extras and insane numbers. Located in North Carolina, this GT500 only has 2480 on its clock and is all set to keep any supercar in check.
Traditionally being the flagship Mustang, Ford has conveyed status with aggressive looks that match its performance. Finished in Ford Performance Blue, our subject GT500 is dressed up with $10,000 optional painted over-the-top white racing stripes. The $18,500 Carbon Fiber Track Package that makes this Mustang a "Golden Ticket" gives it a larger adjustable rear spoiler, exposed 20-inch carbon-fiber wheels, and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 track tires. With a low number of dealerships being allocated 2020 Ford Shelby GT500s with the Carbon Fiber Track Pack, it's no wonder where the "Golden Ticket" name originated. The interior is Ebony color-themed and is palatial, despite how laser-focused the Mustang is on performance. The cabin is fitted with Recaro race seats in black leather with gray accents, which comes with the Track Package. The package also removes the rear seats to reduce weight. The carbon fiber trimmed dash is equipped with an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability and a 12-inch display. The added $3,000 Technology Package features blind-spot monitoring, a Bang and Olufsen premium sound system, navigation, and heated mirrors with Shelby puddle lamps.
This 2020 Ford Mustang GT500 Golden Ticket is defined by its engine; the 5.2L Supercharged V8 churns out a staggering 760 horses at 7,300 rpm and 625 lb-ft torque. The Tremec 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox forces all its power to the rear wheels. This apex-hunting Stang accelerates from nothing to 60 in just 3.3 seconds and screams through the quarter-mile line in 10.7 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited to 180 mph. The DCT and adaptive damping suspension allow you to hit a high-speed corner with confidence, but when you're in traffic, this Mustang will be as docile as a grand tourer.