The money will fund Type 1 diabetes research.
Straight after Ford debuted the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 in Detroit, VIN 001 went up for auction at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale. That particular GT500 sold for a whopping $1.1 million to Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. Now, Ford donated another GT500 to support JDRF International and its Type 1 diabetes research efforts. This custom-painted 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 is being raffled off for the cost of $10 per ticket.
Ford teamed up with Penske Vehicle services to create the unique color, dubbed Venom Metallic Clearcoat. On top of that, this GT500 is fully-loaded, including the Carbon Fiber Track Package. That adds in carbon fiber wheels, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, Recaro leather seats and a Mustang GT4 track wing.
Then, of course, there’s the supercharged 5.2-liter V8 engine that lurks within. The 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 is Ford’s most powerful car to date, packing 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft of torque. According to Ford, the GT500 can manage a 10.6 second 0-100-0 time, as it routes all that power to the rear wheels through a 7-speed Tremec dual-clutch transmission.
Those wanting to enter in the raffle can do so at this dedicated website. The raffle is open until November 10, 2019. Ford aims to sell 75,000 raffle tickets, with proceeds going to JDRF International. Even if you don’t win the car, Ford is offering an all-inclusive VIP trip to the 2020 Daytona 500 as a second-place prize.
Speaking of the Mustang Shelby GT500, Andre just had a chance to experience the car first-hand in Detroit. Check out that video below featuring the GT500 against the Ford GT. Which is the cooler car? Let us know what you think in the comments below!