Usually we’d be pretty cynical about shameless special editions, especially those that don’t involve much more than a new tin of paint and a massive premium over the standard car. With the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition, though, we’re just not that annoyed.
This is basically just a ‘standard’ GT500 with its 750hp supercharged 5.2-liter V8, a seven-speed DSG ’box, and rear-wheel drive. There aren’t even any new bumpers or extra wings.
There is some exclusive Brittany Blue exterior paint, though, that harks back to ’67, and you can have your stripes and GT500 logos either painted over the top or stuck on as vinyl. Retro just seems to work on a Mustang, doesn’t it?
In the US, the Heritage Edition will cost an extra $2,140 (P108,000), which doesn’t seem all that bad either. Want those stripes hand-painted and you’ll be looking at a $12,140 (P611,000) premium. Ouch…
NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.
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