You Could Buy This Shelby GT500 or a Lamborghini Huracan

It has been a year and a half since Ford revealed the Mustang Shelby GT500, and yet here we are still talking about price gouging. The last time this happened, a dealer in Riverside California was asking $185,890, which stood for about $80,000 worth of “market adjustment” or dealer markup. This time, another overzealous California dealer has taken things to a whole new level of stupid.

Sorry, But $205,890 Is Too Much to Pay For a 2020 Shelby GT500

This downright crazy report comes courtesy of YouTuber Speed Phenom, who rolled into an unnamed dealer in California to find a Shelby GT500 listed for nearly double the MSRP of $105,890. For what it’s worth, the YouTuber did use a click-bait title claiming it’s a “1/4 million dollar 2020 Mustang GT500”, but he’s really not that far off. The point is that this is one hella overpriced GT500, and the car might be special, but it’s not that special.

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For the same kind of money, you could snag a brand-new Lamborghini Huracan for $212,266 or a McLaren 570S Coupe for just $195,000/ You could even get your hands on a Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro Coupe for $200,645. So, you could go full-on exotic supercar or you could buy this ridiculously priced Shelby GT500. Seems like a no-brainer to me, but if you’re really interested, the car does come with a 5.2-liter, supercharged V-8 that’s good for an impressive 760 horsepower and 625 pound-feet of torque. It can run the quarter-mile in less than 11 seconds and breaks the 60 mph barrier in the mid-three-second range.

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For what it’s worth, it’s also the most powerful production muscle car out there, beating out the Camaro ZL1, Dodge Challenger Hellcat, and even the Challenger Hellcat Redeye. That still doesn’t make the car – especially finished in that color – worth double the MSRP, but I’m sure somebody will buy it eventually.

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 specifications
Engine Size 5.2-liter
Forded Induciton Super Only
Horsepower 760 hp
Torque 625 LB-FT
Top Speed 180 mph
Weight 4,225 LBS
Robert Moore
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Robert has been an auto enthusiast his entire life. He started working cars at a young age, learning the basics from his father in the home garage on the weekends. As time went on, Robert became more and more interested in cars and convinced his father to teach him how to drive when he was just 13 years old. Robert continued working on cars in his free time and learned as much as he could about engines, transmissions, and car electrical systems, something that only fed his curiosity more and eventually led him to earn a bachelors degree in automotive technology with a primary focus on engine performance and transmission rebuilding.  Read More
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