If you expected to hook the first Mustang Shelby GT500 2020, you arrive too late. As Ford used to do, they auctioned the first car for charity last night at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale.
Craig Jackson, president and CEO of Barrett-Jackson also turned out to be the winning bidder. According to its auction, its winning bid of $ 1.1 million is the largest bid in Mustang history, and the proceeds go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, or JDRF.
"The opportunity to become the owner of the first 2020 Ford Shelby GT500 cars is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," said Joe Hinrichs, Ford's president of global operations. "What's more important, getting involved in helping raise much-needed funds and raising awareness for JDRF is a great victory for everyone."
Edsel B. Ford II and Aaron Shelby accompanied the performance car to the stage. The car was lot No. 3008, VIN 001, and it was sold in "Without reservation". Of course, it was expected to bring large amounts of money, so establishing a reserve price would have been foolish. Although the car that stopped on the block was a yellow GT500 with the track package, the winning bidder chooses the color and options of his car when it occurs.
According to Ford, the company contributes $ 3.5 million annually to the JDRF, with a total of $ 70 million during the life of the relationship. That is money for a good cause.
For those who might be living under a rock, the Shelby GT500 2020 marks the return of the flagship to the most recent Mustang, powered by a 5.2-liter crank in the transverse plane, a supercharged V-8 that generates "over 700 horses force". The new car leaves the manual transmission and is replaced with a 7-speed double clutch that shares an origin with the Ford GT supercar. Buyers can choose between different handling packages and even carbon fiber wheels.
Since neither of you was the winning bidder, unless Craig is reading this, in which case we want you to take us, you can get your own GT500 when it goes on sale later this year.