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Is This 2022 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition Worth Two New Dark Horses?

A modern ode to the original Shelby GT500 that came out in 1967, the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition just blew two candles off its birthday cake, and we just found one searching for a new home.
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Photo: Garage Kept Motors
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Compared to the rest of the range, the changes were limited, as it came with an exclusive color called Brittany Blue, complemented by two different kinds of stripes. One had vinyl ones, and the other came with painted stripes that also incorporated a unique GT500 logo.

No changes were performed under the hood, where the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition retained the 5.2-liter supercharged V8. Its 760 hp (771 ps/567 kW) produced and the 627 lb-ft (847 Nm) of torque enabled the 0-60 mph (0-97 kph) in 3 seconds and a quarter-mile time of 10 seconds.

As a result, it was the range-topping version of the S550 generation Ford Mustang. Not only that, but it dwarfs all variants of the new-gen pony car, including the Dark Horse, whose 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V8 develops 500 hp (507 ps/373 kW) and 418 lb-ft (567 Nm), or 20 hp and three lb-ft (4 Nm) more than the normal GT.

2022 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition
Photo: Garage Kept Motors
Described as a collector-grade example, this one comes in the aforementioned exterior color, complemented by an ebony leather interior, Recaro front bucket seats with heating, ventilation, and power adjustment, a 12-inch digital gauge cluster, a premium sound system, and the usual carbon fiber trim and Shelby logos.

According to the vendor, this is one of only 648 copies of the 2022 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition produced. It has a single owner in the papers who chose to keep it away from the road hoping to make a quick buck off it, hence the 893 miles (1,437 km) on the clock. If you don't factor in those greedy dealer markups and the destination charge, you are looking at a brand-new muscle car that costs as much as two Dark Horses.

Advertised by Garage Kept Motors, this example could be yours in return for $119,900, or roughly $40,000 more than the official starting price of this model. A new 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse will set you back at least $59,270, excluding destination, or $63,265 if you go for the Premium variant. The normal GT Fastback and GT Premium Fastback start at $42,495 and $47,015, respectively.

The open-top model is limited to the V8 and the EcoBoost (2.3L turbo) powertrains and can be ordered from $52,515 and $39,020, with the EcoBoost Premium carrying an MSRP of $41,945. The EcoBoost Premium Fastback starts at $36,445, and the base EcoBoost Fastback at $30,920. So, if you were shopping for a pony car, would you get this GT500 or a new 'Stang?
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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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