The all-new 2020 Ford Shelby GT500 rolled out the assembly in October 2019. The first sold model was a special one. Purchased for charity, Craig Jackson won the Barret-Jackson auction.
This unique model is painted in green, so its nickname “Green Hornet” makes perfect sense. The very same paint job mimics the 1968 Shelby EXP Prototype’s color. Interestingly, Craig Jackson bid $1.1 million and won.
Such a unique model needs special touches, and Ford delivers it all. Craig Jackson was thrilled with the final result. The car comes with EXP500 lettering in the white stripe that runs along with the bottom and body-colored mirrors.
Black-painted mirrors are looking superb, like the car itself. It would be cool to see the green paint in the production model. New 2020 Ford Shelby 500 looks truly fantastic and sporty.
2020 Shelby GT500 Green Hornet Paint Job
For a start, Blue Oval manufacturer gave this car a Lime Green base coat color. Moreover, Ford topped it with the Candy Apple Green paint which makes the car shinier like the original model. The EX500 moniker has been painted by the hand which is another interesting fact.
Furthermore, door-mirror caps where originally painted in black. The final result is quite impressive and the fans are really loving it. Again, we don’t know why Ford does not offer this color in the original production model. No doubt, the customers will surely go for it.
Like the regular 2020 Ford Shelby GT500, Green Hornet is also using a 5.2-liter engine. This supercharged V8 delivers 760 horsepower, and it uses a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. On top of that, Ford is offering a standard Michelin Pilot Sport summer tires. According to Blue Oval manufacturer, 2020 Shelby GT500 sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds. Even under the shell, this car looks superb.
For a start, Ford offers new Brembo brake callipers. A six-piston configuration is available both front and back. The Torsen differential with 3.71:31 rear-axle ratio is available as well. On the outside, GT500 comes with a front splitter and special rear splitter that is optional.
2020 Ford Shelby GT500 Price
Normally, the price of the 2020 Ford Shelby GT500 starts at $74,000. However, Craig Jackson bought its “Green Hornet” variant for $1.1 Million. The reason is, of course, the auction. Its money will go directly to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
This organization is finding a cure for type-1 diabetes, and Ford supports them for years now. Good luck to them and Mr. Jackson as well.
Read our Ford Shelby GT500 review HERE.