‘Lime Green On Steroids’: Ford Revives The Old-School Grabber Lime For St. Paddy’s Day

Ford's getting festive for St. Paddy's Day

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 - Grabber Lime

It’s a pretty good looking color, we think.

Ford has a history of painting the Mustang green for St. Patrick’s Day. Last year, they released what could have been the greenest Mustang you’ve ever seen. This year, they still didn’t disappoint, as they revived Grabber Lime to celebrate the Irish holiday. The color takes inspiration from the Grabber Lime classic Mustangs of the 1970s.

This time, though, the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 proudly wears the Grabber Lime homage. It’s a pretty good looking color, we think, and is one of four available on the 2020 GT500 lineup. Beyond this color, there’s Twister Orange — which we saw at Barrett Jackson — Iconic Silver and Hot Red Metallic. “It’s lime green on steroids”, according to Barb Whalen, Ford’s color and materials manager.

The color will be available across the entire Mustang lineup — it is not exclusive to the GT500.

The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 packs over 700 horsepower, although some leaked images suggest it could be even faster. Sadly, Ford made the decision to cap the car’s top speed at 180 mph. At any rate, it routes however much power it ultimately makes through a 7-speed Tremec dual-clutch transmission.

Ford hasn’t announced official pricing for the Mustang GT500 yet — it will be well short of $1.1 million — but they have said it will go on sale this fall.