With its sleek design, powerful engine, quick acceleration, and advanced performance technologies, the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 delivers high-level driving excitement. The all-new Mustang Shelby GT500 was also utilized to help an important cause, for the very first model of the high-performance muscle car was auctioned to raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
$1.1 Million Bid for JDRF 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 was auctioned at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. Craig Jackson, the chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson, was the winning bidder, with a bid of $1.1 million. All of the proceeds will be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and help them in their efforts to find a cure for 1ype 1 diabetes.
“For 35 years, Ford Motor Company has fueled the efforts of JDRF researchers to find a cure, while helping millions of children enjoy better lives. The proceeds from this car will add to the more than $3.5 million Ford contributes to JDRF annually, for a total of $70 million donated during our long-time partnership.” – Edsel B. Ford II, Member of the Board of Directors of Ford Motor Company and Great-Grandson of Henry Ford
Incredible Performance of 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, which will be produced in limited numbers for dealerships in the U.S. and Canada, comes equipped with a 700-hp supercharged 5.2L V8 engine, which enables the car to achieve the zero to 60 mph sprint in around 3.5 seconds. Additional performance technologies include the TREMEC 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, Active MagneRide Suspension, Electric Power Steering, and Brembo Brakes.