Right-hand-drive GT500 costs how much?
For those Aussies who wish to own the new Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, some serious cash is going to have to be put down. However, there is a bit of roadblock in importing the new GT500. Australia would have to pass a new car importation law to allow Mustang Motorsport to convert the 760 hp monster to right-hand-drive (RHD). There is some optimism, however, that this law may get passed and conversions could start before this time next year.
Converting a vehicle to right-hand-drive is also not very easy. This probably explains why the asking price for customers is going to be $300,000 to $450,000 in Australia. For reference, that is about $200,000 to just over $300,000 here in America. Here in the United States, the 2020 GT500 starts at about $73k and goes up over $100k when fully equipped. We expect dealer markups to be common but nowhere near the Australian asking price of over USD 200,000 .
The 2020 GT500 is the most powerful Ford Mustang to be released into production. We are hopeful that Australia will pass the law allowing the GT500 into Australia. Car enthusiasts who are down under will most likely appreciate the law getting passed as this Mustang is one of the most significant cars Ford has built in the past few decades.
Born and raised in Connecticut, Donovan Webb can be reached at 1.516-531-4021. He is currently attending American International College.