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Painted-On Mustang Shelby GT500 Racing Stripes Cost $10K

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2020 Mustang Shelby GT500
Like these stripes? They’ll set you back a cool ten grand
Photo: Ford Motor Company

While we eagerly await the launch of a 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 configurator that’ll let us build our ideal 760-horsepower monsters, we do know how much you can expect to pay for one. Ford last month confirmed that the most powerful street-legal car it’s ever made will start at $73,995, including a $1,095 destination fee and a $2,600 gas-guzzler tax, and that the addition of a $18,500 Carbon Fiber Track Package will kick the price up over $92,495.

If you’ve got your heart set on building a six-figure Mustang, it turns out that one of the best ways to get it over the hump is racing stripes. Specifically, as YouTuber Speed Phenom notes in a video released this month, painted-on Mustang Shelby GT500 racing stripes that are expected to cost a cool $10,000.

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According to Speed Phenom, Ford told him that the painting of the stripes has been outsourced to Penske, who ensures that the stripes don’t have the same gapping you’ll see with vinyl stripes. The Drive reached out to Ford Performance, who confirmed the price and the limited availability of the option.

“The painted over-the-top racing stripes cost $10,000. It is the first time this has been offered on Mustang,” the spokesman told The Drive. “These are unique stripes painted underneath the clear coat and must be ordered separately from other options. Due to the specialized nature of the process, we have a very limited production capacity for the stripes.”

It’s expected that vinyl stripes will be offered on the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 for $1,000. But if you’re gonna go in for a penny, you may as well go in for $10,000 racing stripes as well, right?

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Sources: The Drive, Speed Phenom/YouTube