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2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 Wins 2019 EyesOn Design Award for Best Production Vehicle

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2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 Carbon Fiber Track Package
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The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is undeniably a handsome, eye-catching vehicle. You really only need take a look at it to understand that on an emotional level. Still, it’s always nice for things like this to be substantiated with hardware, and the 2019 EyesOn Design Award for Best Production Vehicle does just that.

The new Mustang Shelby GT500 picked up the trophy for Best Production Vehicle after its debut at the 2019 North American International Auto Show. On the 2020 Shelby GT500, the judges agreed: “The next best tribute to the Mustang … what the car really represents.”

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“After a very touching tribute to the late Chris Svensson of Ford, who had been responsible for cars like the Ford GT and very involved with the Mustang, it was perhaps unsurprising that the award went to the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, which was one of his last projects,” writes Car Design News’ Chris Maillard. “The muscle car was a reminder that when it comes to unashamed performance, America still holds some cards.

The 2019 judges panel included representatives from across the automotive industry, design industry, and from adjacent industries. Ford was also well-represented on the 2019 panel with Global Director of Design for Cars and Crossovers Joel Piaskowski serving as one of the four chief judges and the chief docent of the judging process.

The annual EyesOn Design Awards benefit the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology, which supports the blind and visually impaired by researching new technologies and methods for quality-of-life improvement.

The 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 is easily distinguished from the conventional Mustang thanks to its unique, jet fighter-inspired grille and front fascia, a massive rear spoiler, and a 31×28-inch louvered hood vent with removable aluminum rain tray that looks great and helps boost performance.

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Photos: 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500

News Source: Car Design News