Ford Mustang GT's Seventh Generation Debut Fetches $565,000 at Charity Auction
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The first example of the seventh-generation Ford Mustang GT was sold at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Arizona, fetching a record-breaking bid of $565,000. This charity auction, benefiting the JDRF Foundation, was a one-of-a-kind opportunity for car enthusiasts to own a piece of automotive history while supporting a worthy cause.
The Ultimate Mustang GT Experience
The lucky buyer of the Mustang GT will be able to choose their own specifications for the highly anticipated vehicle. Equipped with a 5.0-liter atmospheric Coyote V8 engine that delivers a whopping 486 horsepower and 567 Nm of torque, the Mustang GT is sure to impress.
The buyer can select between a 6-speed manual or a 10-speed automatic transmission and choose from 11 body colors, new line colors, and detailing options. The Performance Pack, available for track driving enthusiasts, includes Recaro seats, an active exhaust system, and more.
The car is also equipped with three color options for Brembo brake calipers and lightweight rims in sizes ranging from 18 to 20 inches.
Interior Design Inspired by Fighter Jets
The interior of the seventh-generation Mustang GT is inspired by fighter jets and features a 12.4-inch customizable digital instrument cluster with 3D animation software, a 13.2-inch center screen with SYNC 4 system, ambient lighting, a flat-bottom steering wheel, and much more.
A Tribute to Mustang Heritage
The seventh-generation Mustang is significantly different from its predecessor, taking design cues from the iconic Mustang heritage. The GT model features LED lights inspired by the triple taillights, a larger and more dynamic grille, hood vents, and a front splitter.
While Ford opted for an evolutionary approach instead of a hybrid model, the new Mustang GT is sure to be a hit among car enthusiasts. Pricing for the car has yet to be announced.
Continuing the Tradition of Charity
This is not the first time that Ford has sold a new model for charitable purposes.
The first copies of the fifth and sixth-generation Mustangs, as well as the first Bronco, Mustang Mach-E, Mustang Shelby GT350, and GT500 Heritage Edition, were also sold for humanitarian causes. All proceeds from the sale of the Mustang GT will be donated to the JDRF Foundation, dedicated to researching and fighting type 1 diabetes.