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2020 Shelby GT500: $10,000 for Optional Racing Strips

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The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is making its return towards the end of this year, and we already knew it would come with a hefty price tag - $94,675 CAD, to be precise, or just under $74,000 USD.

Ford has now announced details regarding the options that will be available to buyers who wants a little or a lot extra to their GT500. At least one of them could well cause whiplash among those doing a double take.

Namely, it is possible to add contrasting stripes to the car, but to get them will set buyers back an extra $10,000 USD. To be clear, we’re talking about painted stripes; it will also be possible to choose vinyl strips for a more-reasonable $1,000.

Does adding that strip of paint add to the vehicle? It’s a question of taste, of course, but this is a very big price to pay for something that changes performance not one iota. It might in the long run boost the car’s resale value, but that’s a very iffy bet to make.

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Fortunately, other options on Ford’s list are far less expensive, and more practical to boot. The vinyl strips for the sides will set you back $375, while a black roof will add $695 to the total cost of the car. All of these prices are in $USD.

If money is no object, a Carbon Fiber Track package will set you back $18,500 extra. For that, you get 20-inch carbon-fibre wheels, along with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, a carbon-fibre GT4 wing, adjustable struts and Recaro seats, among other goodies. On the other hand, you’ll lose the back seats with this option.

For $3,000 more, a Technology package brings with it a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system, blind sport alert, heated side mirrors and an 8-inch screen for the multimedia system, as well as compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The fact is, buyers ready to lay down close to $100,000 for a car will likely not be fazed by the prices attached to certain options – but even those folks might think twice about $10,000 racing stripes.

Might we see a $13,000 or $15,000 price tag attached to them in Canada? Perish the thought…

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