2022 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 now in the Philippines 

Updated Dec 31, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

It packs a supercharged V8 which of course means burnouts (at the track, of course).

On September 10, 2021, Ford Philippines expanded the local Mustang lineup with a new beast. It’s called the Mustang Shelby GT500, and it is the model’s new top-of-the-line model. 

A picture of the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 on a country-side road

The 2022 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 (US model shown)

Just like many Shelby models before it, the new Mustang Shelby GT500 is inspired by racing and classic muscle cars but it gets a few modern touches as well. And of course, it has some mechanical goodies that are absent on the regular GT500. 


On the outside, the Mustang Shelby GT500 retains roughly the same outline as the normal Ford Mustang. Then again, it gets a far more aggressive-looking front fascia thanks to a sharp pair of LED headlamps. The wider grille is also flanked by a wider pair of side air-intakes and a larger intake below the said grille. 

A picture of the rear of the Mustang Shelby GT500

Check out that big ol' wing

From the sides, the macho but sporty look is further enhanced by a set of 20-inch high-gloss black aluminum wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot 4S tires. The rear also comes with LED taillights with sequential tri-bar turn signal lights, an aggressive rear diffuser, and an imposing rear spoiler. 

And of course, it gets some details that hark back to the Shelby models and performance muscle cars from yesteryears. Specifically, its hood is equipped with self-centering hood pins, as well as a pair of vinyl racing stripes that stretches along the length of the car. 

A picture of the Mustang Shelby GT500 from the side

The black-colored wheels and the red Brembo calipers really ties up the look of the car

It can also come in a variety of colors. These include Antimatter Blue, Carbonized Gray, Grabber Yellow, Oxford White, Shadow Black, Velocity Blue, Race Red, Twister Orange, Iconic Silver, Rapid Red, and Performance Blue.  


Besides its downright intimidating exterior, the Mustang Shelby GT500’s interior is also packed with features. For starters, its instrument panel gets a Shelby-exclusive aluminum trim. The driver and front passenger are then provided with Recaro leather-trimmed bucket seats with manual adjustability. And of course, don’t forget the Shelby logo on the center of the leather and Alcantara-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel. 

The Mustang Shelby GT500's cockpit

The Mustang Shelby GT500's cockpit

Occupants are then kept cool with a dual-zone automatic air-conditioning system. It also features a push-to-start button, remote staring, as well as an electronic parking brake.  

Tech and Safety 

While brusque and sporty, the Mustang model in question also gets techy. For entertainment, it is equipped with an eight-inch touchscreen head unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The driver of this Mustang variant is also given a 12-inch LCD digital display that comes with voice recognition. 

A picture of the Mustang Shelby GT500's touchscreen

The Mustang Shelby GT500's headunit

Safety-wise, the Mustang Shelby GT500 is equipped with electronic stability control, a tire pressure monitoring system, dual front airbags, knee airbags, side airbags, side-curtain airbags, among others.  

Engine and Performance 

As a true-blue muscle car, the heart of the Mustang Shelby GT500 is a V8 engine. Specifically, it is a 5.2-liter supercharged “Predator” cross-plane crank V8. At the maximum, it can produce up to 760 horsepower and 847 Nm of torque. Power is of course sent to the rear. The transmission is then handled by a seven-speed Tremec dual-clutch gearbox that can be controlled manually using paddle shifters. 

For added stability and responsiveness, the said model also comes with the Magneride Damping System. It can adjust to different road conditions and will provide the right amount of balance and stability on the track. 

A picture of the Mustang Shelby GT500's hood with the louvre's removed.

A peek into the Mustang Shelby GT500's engine bay

Speaking of the track, the Mustang Shelby GT500 is also kitted out with launch control. Moreover, it also gets a Torsen limited-slip rear differential and Brembo brakes. 

The new Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is now available at all Ford dealerships nationwide. Regarding Mustang price Philippines 2021 - 2022, this model's price start at Php 7,760,000 but if you want the car in Twister Orange, you’ll have to fork out an additional Php 15,000. 

For the latest car releases and more car reviews, keep it here on Philkotse.com.

Know more about Ford Mustang 2024

Ford Mustang

Arguably the most popular vehicle from the Blue Oval company, the Ford Mustang is one powerful coupe that is competing in the market with its sixth-gen model. Ford Mustang 2023 Price Philippines from Php 2,948,000 to Php 7,760,000, depending on the variant. Speaking of variants, the Mustang comes with four variants in the Philippines, namely the 2.3L EcoBoost, 5.0L GT Fastback, 5.0L GT Convertible, and Shelby GT500. The base Mustang uses a 2.3-liter EcoBoost inline-4 engine that makes 310 hp and 475 Nm of torque, while the GT variants are powered by a 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 engine that generates 460 hp and 569 Nm of torque. As for the top-spec Shelby GT500, it boasts a 5.2-liter supercharged V8 engine that churns out 760 hp and 847 Nm of torque. Only the Shelby GT500 utilizes a 7-speed Tremec dual-clutch transmission, while the rest offer a 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission.

In terms of dimensions, this American sports car has a length of 4,788 mm, a width of 2,081 mm, and a height of 1,395 mm. Additionally, it comes with a wheelbase length of 2,721 mm and a ground clearance rated at 137 mm. The Mustang is competing in the local market against the likes of the Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Challenger, and Nissan 370Z.

₱ 3,048,000 - ₱ 7,760,000

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/goridus.goridus

View more