Love it or hate it, the Ford Mustang is an American icon. Even non-enthusiasts are aware of the Mustang’s impact on car culture in this country. That is why Ford makes a point to keep the Mustang fresh in everyone’s mind and find ways to reinvent it.
2022 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition revealed
The first Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 was released in 1967 and started a legacy of high-performance Mustang variants. That car also cemented the legendary Carroll Shelby as the premiere Ford tuner.
Eventually, Ford made the Shelby GT Mustangs official offerings from the factory, and the rest is history. 55 years later, the “blue oval” is paying homage to the original pumped-up pony car by releasing the 2022 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition.
Mechanically, the Heritage Edition Mustang is the same as a standard Shelby GT500. What separates the Heritage Edition is its limited paint hue and graphics package.
The limited Heritage Edition Mustang comes in Brittany Blue, which is a color exclusive to the model. From there, buyers can choose between two exterior graphic options: hand-painted “Over-the-Top” racing stripes with the GT500 logo or Vinyl Over-the-Top stripes also featuring the GT500 logo.
If having a limited-edition paint and graphics package on your Ford Mustang sounds appealing, dealers are taking orders now, with sales starting in Spring 2022.
The 2022 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 has a starting price of $72,000. Adding the Heritage package with the vinyl stripes adds $2,140. Buyers interested in the hand-painted stripes will have to pay $12,140.
2022 Mustang Costal Limited Edition
The 2022 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition is not the only limited variant Mustang Ford revealed recently.
The automaker is announcing the Costal Limited Edition as well. The Ford Mustang Costal Limited Edition package is available for the Mustang EcoBoost Premium fastback and convertible.
Like the Shelby GT500 package, the Coastal Limited Edition is purely aesthetic. Ford says the Coastal Limited Edition is “for those who want even more style with their shoreline driving adventures,” which is a fancy way of saying that beach folk are supposed to dig this Mustang variant.
The Coastal package comes with 19-inch machined aluminum wheels with a “tarnished” dark finish, vinyl side stripes that feature the “coastal” logo, rear fender side scoops, blacked-out grille, rear spoiler, illuminated “coastal” door sill plates, and “coastal” instrument panel badge.
Unlike the Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition, the Coastal Edition has three color options: Brittany Blue, Cyber Orange, and Rapid Red.
Orders for the Coastal Limited Edition are open now and will add $1,995 to the 2022 Mustang EcoBoost Premium’s starting MSRP of $32,225.
Code Orange comes to the Shelby GT500
In one last quick announcement, the automaker revealed that the paint color “Code Orange” will now be available on the 2022 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. Previously, Code Orange was exclusive to the Ford-150 Raptor truck and the upcoming Bronco Raptor.
It is now confirmed that the Ford Performance paint color is coming to the Shelby GT500 as well. Code Orange joins the eight new colors available for other Mustang models. However, Code Orange will only be available for the GT500.
Between these three announcements, Ford Mustang fans and collectors will have a lot to be happy about for 2022. Though, we would not be surprised if even more Mustang announcements come later on.