Ford is trying to pull a Toyota
and have the first 2020 GT500 to roll off the assembly line also
be the first one to roll off the auction block.
Ford is going to take the first example of the new GT500 to Barrett-Jackson's famous Scottsdale, Arizona auction in mid-January 2019 and sell it off to the highest bidder.
According to Ford Performance
, the 2020 Shelby Mustang GT500 is set to debut at the 2019 North American International Auto show in Detroit, at the same time the auction is being held in Arizona.
Just like Toyota is doing with its Supra auction, the money spent on the vehicle will go straight to charity, in this case, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), which hopes to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes.
Ford has supported the cause for years, according to Ford global operations president Joe Hinrichs, and the Mustang sales proceeds add to the more than $2 million that the company contributes annually.
We're not sure how much power the new GT500 will make, but we expect that it will make more than the 662 horsepower found in the previous GT500. The 5.2-litre flat-plane crank V8 is expected to make an appearance in supercharged guise.
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The winning bidder will have the unique opportunity to spec the look of the GT500, with all colours and options available.
It will be interesting to see the Supra and the GT500 go across the block at the same auction, and we're honestly not sure which one will sell for more money.