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Ford's getting ready to release yet another special Mustang trim package. This time, the recipient is the top dog Shelby GT500. The big news isn't really that big at all in the grand scheme of things. The Red Stripe Appearance Package consists of a black or white GT500 with -- you guessed it -- red stripes on the hood, roof, and side of the car. The interior gets in on the act, too, with red inserts on black leather seats, plus premium carpeting and floormats featuring a silver-and-red Cobra logo. The package costs $1,650 and for that price, buyers also get a Shelby car cover included as a throw-in. The Red Stripe Appearance Package will be produced beginning on May 7th. Call us crazy, but given the number of color/stripe combinations available for the GT500 as it is, we can't imagine ponying up (no pun intended) another $1,650 for the privilege of having red ones. This goes to show you just how powerful the Mustang is as a marketing platform for Ford. They'll probably sell a bunch of these.

[Source: Mustang Evolution]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Why is Ford Putting out another top end option?

      Another GT500/KR/S281/ParnelliJones/Roush/whatever...

      a 50K mustang???? Since when has that been Mustang's Role? Let alone with old suspension technology, and nearly two tons of curb weight.

      I thought that the Mustang used to be affordable domestic performance. Why aren't there more options coming for the GT? or a Mach/Bullitt just above the GT? Where the car can actually try to compete in the market?

      I am sorry, but for 50k, a Mustang is not on my list, regardless of the color of it's stripes.

      To the above point, I agree with some of the posts here, but "Ugly Truth" is completely inappropriate with his characterization of people who live in the geographic central areas of the US. It detracts from his comments, credibility, and is not necessary for the point to be made. A little more decorum and better manners would be nice.

      Is it not enough to simply make a point, without being inappropriate and insult people?
      • 8 Years Ago
      This to me is the ultimate looking Mustang. Love it. Perfect!

      Riverhead---I will provide you with some news..Nissan had another recall..but it didn't make it on here.

      • 8 Years Ago
      So, where are the big pictures for backgrounds? That black and red GT500 would be so great as my desktop.
      And for the record, I would pay it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Beautiful!!!!!!!........????$$$$$???? $1650 extra...is it worth it?? Probably , for a collector it will only increase in value....if I'm going to drive it, it's not worth it(I'm not going to own one, til I win a lottery anyway).
      Athens,GA should be ordering these by the truck load.....the black/red color combo is pure Bulldog(Dawg) colors ...go Dawgs...beautiful
      • 8 Years Ago
      $1650 is a drop in the bucket considering that most of the GT500s are going between $15000 and $20000 over sticker. I think the package is worth it considering this will be the rarest 2007 GT500 configuration, as it's only avialable the last 4 weeks of production.
      • 8 Years Ago
      As for me and my house i would buy one if money was no objection and fun was my only intent. Ford has every right as much as dodge to produce such a wonderful car for the pure performance nut!!!!!!!!
      • 8 Years Ago

      This stuff helps interest in the regular Mustang, which is starting to need a little help.
      NOW, if Ford is on its toes, they will be offering more superpremium and distinctively colored interiors on the 2008 Mustang.
      In the past, they did not understand that some people pass up more expensive Europeans to buy the GT convertible -- the trim level on my "premium" 2000 was very low end, no auto climate control, no headlight sensor, etc. Plenty of people would pay $1500 more.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Ugly truth, Thank God someone else believes what I do. I am sick and tired of received my MT and Automobile mags and finding yet friggin article trumpeting the arrival of yet another cosmetic derivation of the Mustang. Anyone seen the Top Gear review of the GT500 ? Yes, I admit when I see a Stang ripped with fat body kits and nice wheels I look. It seems that the big 2 1/2 seem unable to break the false belief that changing the marketing will extend the life of car. Show us what your doing next with the Mustang, design and engineering wise and I might show some interest.
      • 8 Years Ago
      RE: MK #14

      The Shelby Mustang has always been a high-end, expensive option. In 1967, the base Mustang started at $2461 while the GT500 had a base price of $4195.

      There is a Bullitt coming in the spring of 2008.
      • 8 Years Ago
      How about a black car with azure blue stripes? Now that's purdy! I've always liked that combo. It's rare, but if you've ever seen it when it's done correctly and tastefully, you'd see what I mean. I do recall seeing an Fiat X1/9 with it many moons ago.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Anouther Rustang "package". Wow. I guess the low IQ middle amerika ugly people are suckers for nostalgia and gimmicks.

      1965 called, it wants its technology back...
      • 8 Years Ago
      #17 Tagg...I have to agree. But it's even funnier when people go on rants and blame Ford because Roush or Saleen came out with a new version of a Mustang.

      It's no different than tuner companies going to SEMA or whatever with ten S2000s or 350Zs. It's a free country and a free market. But obviously these GT500s are selling.

      And Ugly Truth, you talk about low IQs and dumb people in middle America, yet you cant spell. Hmmm...

      $1650? People will pay for it. I have seen six GT500s so far since they came out.
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