This weekend, Barrett-Jackson will auction off the very first 2022 S550 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR. Last month, this massive Mustang appeared, and Shelby American has announced that production will begin this month. And whatever the final auction price for the “King of the Road” Mustang is, it will all go to a number of organizations.
This year marks the 60th anniversary of Shelby American, which was founded by the late, great Carroll Shelby himself, and has teamed up with Ford to build the ferocious Mustang Shelby GT500KR with an outstanding spec list. This is only the 3rd time “King of The Road” status has been employed in the company’s history.
The S550 Mustang is powered by a 5.2-liter Predator V8 engine with a twin-screw Whipple supercharger that displaces 3.8 liters on its own and produces over 900 horsepower. A carbon-fiber hood, front splitter, as well as rear diffuser, are among the outward highlights of the Mustang KR. A wide-body package, polished supercharger, rear seat removal with a safety bar, and over-the-top racing stripes in the style of Le Mans are also available for the Mustang KR.
The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR will be a limited-edition model with only 225 units produced. Only 45 of them will be sold outside of the United States, leaving 180 for the domestic market. If you want to buy one directly from Shelby, the Shelby GT500KR will set you back Rs. 95,92,323.24. Meanwhile, if you already own a 2020-2022 Shelby Mustang GT500, you can upgrade for Rs. 41,24,710.24, meanwhile, only 60 of these upgrades will be available.
The auction proceeds will benefit two charities: JDRF and the Carroll Shelby Foundation. JDRF is a non-profit organization dedicated to type 1 diabetes research and treatment. The Carroll Shelby Foundation supports automotive instructional initiatives while also raising funding for youngsters with life-threatening illnesses. The order books will be available on February 1st of this year.
The Ford Mustang is a legend, but so is Shelby America, which helped Ford cement the Mustang’s reputation as a sports car. This Friday, you’ll be able to get your hands on the latest collaboration between the two. On January 28, the first Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR will roll throughout the United States, with 100% of the proceeds going to charity.
The Shelby GT500KR was only unveiled last month, but Shelby has promised that manufacturing will begin this month. The monstrous machine is back in 2022 to help celebrate Shelby America’s 60th anniversary, and it’s doing so in style.
People May Ask
Q- When did Shelby introduce the GT500KR for the first time?
A- Get yours before they’re all gone. Shelby American is bringing back the classic Shelby GT500KR, which was first debuted in 1968, to commemorate its 60th anniversary next year. The limited-edition car is based on the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 and will have a supercharged V-8 that will produce over 900 horsepower on the street.
Q- Will the GT500’s production be limited?
A- Today, the 2022 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Heritage edition is a tribute to the original. Ford also announced the formation of a Mustang Coastal limited edition for the 2022 model year, which would be designed for cruising the coast and have a 310 horsepower turbocharged Ecoboost premium engine.
Q- Is a Shelby GT500 a good investment?
A- The cost of access is justified by the quality of the performance.
Q- What is the price of a 2022 Mustang GT500?
A- The MSRP for the 2022 Shelby GT500 is Rs. 57,94,619.75, which includes Rs. 89,626.85 destination fee and an Rs. 1,95,004.03 gas guzzler tax. For comparison, the 2021 Shelby GT500 has an MSRP of Rs. 55,57,239.85 which is an Rs. 2,37,379.91 increase year over year, making it the most expensive 2022 Mustang for the next year.