Ford reveals 2022 Mustang Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition

It is very common for Ford to launch special versions of the iconic Mustang sports car. For 2022, the top-end model in the Mustang model remains the Shelby GT500. Ford has revealed a special version of the GT500 called the 2022 Mustang Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition. The Heritage Edition is designed to pay tribute to the original 1967 Shelby GT500.

Each Heritage Edition It will be available in Brittany Blue exterior paint with two Wimbledon White exterior stripe options. Stripe options include racing stripes painted over the top with a unique GT500 logo. Painted stripes can be ordered in black. The second stripe option will be vinyl racing stripes on top with a unique vinyl side stripe and the GT500 logo.

Aside from the Heritage Edition, the GT500 carries over in 2022 unchanged. It features a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and a supercharged V-8 engine. The GT500 starts at $ 72,900 without the $ 1,195 destination fee or the $ 2,600 gas tax. The Heritage Edition package adds $ 2,140 to the base GT500, and those who want the hand-painted stripes will add another $ 12,140 to the price. Unfortunately, the chances of any 2022 GT500 selling at an MSRP are slim. These cars often have profit margins to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars from greedy dealers.

Another exciting new model for 2022 is the Mustang Coastal Limited Edition. That car is only available in the premium 310-horsepower EcoBoost fastback or convertible. The Coastal Package adds 19-inch machined-coated aluminum wheels with tarnished dark-painted pockets and a unique vinyl side stripe. The car also has side fender guards, a black grille, a pedestal rear spoiler, Coastal illuminated sill plates, and the Coastal instrument panel badge. All Coastal Mustang models are available exclusively in Brittany Blue, Cyber ​​Orange or Rapid Red. The car starts at an MSRP of $ 32,225 without the destination fee, and the Coastal Limited Edition package costs another $ 1995.

Ford has confirmed that the Code Orange color is available exclusively on the GT500 for 2022. That exclusive Shelby color joins eight new colors for the entire 2022 Mustang lineup. New colors include Atlas Blue Metallic, Dark Matter Gray Metallic, Eruption Green Metallic, Grabber Blue Metallic and Mischievous Purple Metallic. Brittany Blue is only offered on the GT500 Heritage Edition or the Coastal Edition of the Mustang.

Ford had previously announced a new Stealth Edition appearance package for the 2022 Mustang EcoBoost. However, it is only offered on the Premium trim and features a more aggressive look to the exterior of the vehicle. Stealth Edition buyers get 19-inch black wheels, black mirror caps, clear LED taillight covers, and a new high-performance rear spoiler.

2022 marks the first time the Stealth Edition package has been offered, and it is only available with specific paint colors. Paint colors obtainable with the Stealth Edition package include Shadow Black, Atlas Blue, Carbonized Gray, and Dark Matter. Blacked out styling aside, the car is the same Mustang underneath with a standard 2.3-liter turbo four that produces 310 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque.

For Mustang buyers who want a V8 under the hood, the California Special is available for 2022 in fastback or convertible styles. That version of the Mustang has special stripes and badges along with 19-inch machined alloy wheels, specially badged strut tower reinforcement, larger front splitter, and high-performance rear spoiler. The car can also be equipped with the GT Performance package that brings summer tires, Brembo brakes and other details for the car. Its 5.0-liter V8 makes 460 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque with a six-speed manual transmission or a 10-speed automatic.

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