Ford and JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) will be raffling off this one-off 2020 Shelby GT500 Venom.
It’s not unusual to see manufacturers donating a couple of cars to charity when a new launch happens. If those examples happen to be the first production units, then the sum generated from the auction/sale is bound to be high, thanks to the spike in bidder/buyer interest. Ford has already done that for the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 VIN001 which sold for $1.1. million at this year’s Barrett-Jackson.
Since the GT500 hype is still going strong, the carmaker wished to make that work in favor of one of the many charities that it supports – the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). The JDRF and Ford will be raffling off a one-of-a-kind 2020 Shelby GT500 Venom to help raise money for the organization’s fight against Type 1 diabetes.
Tickets can be purchased at $10 and the plan is to sell around 75,000 tickets before the raffle ends on November 10. Two winners will be picked, with one getting the custom Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Venom and the other getting a VIP race experience for two to the 2020 Daytona 500.
Created in association with Protean and Penske Vehicle Services, this unique GT500 comes finished in a special Venom metallic exterior color, garnished with black-painted racing stripes. The rear seats have been shown the way out. Also part of the makeover is a Carbon-Fiber Track package which adds exposed carbon-fiber wheels, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, Recaro leather-trimmed seats, and the Mustang GT4 track wing.
Under the hood and beneath the shell, things remain unchanged and untouched. The supercharged 5.2-liter V8 produces 760 hp and 625 lb-ft. A 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission directs it all to the rear wheels, subjecting the driver to neck-snapping, breathtaking acceleration and top speed.
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