Ford Pays Homage to the 1968 Green Hornet with the First 2020 Shelby GT500
A Mean Green Machine
Ford auctioned off the very first Shelby GT500, and Shelby’s own Craig Jackson paid $1.1 million for the car. The car was then taken and transformed into a homage to the 1968 Green Hornet. Jackson owns that car as well and wanted his high-powered Mustangs to be a pair.
The car was taken and repainted with a Lime Green undercoat and then a shiny Candy Apple Green top coat. White decals that matched the Green Hornet from the 1960s were also added to the car. The engine of the beastly Mustang was not touched. According to The Supercar Blog, mechanically it’s the same as any other GT500 out there, which still makes it one of the most powerful and fastest muscle cars of today.
The vehicle has a supercharged 5.2-liter V8. The 2.65-liter supercharger that’s bolted to the V8 helps the engine make a whopping 760 hp and 625 lb-ft of torque. That power is then filtered through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and sent to the rear wheels. That makes the car good for a 0-60 mph time of just 3.3 seconds and a top speed of 180 mph.