When it comes to creating good publicity as well as doing a good deed for others, nothing does the job quite like an all new perfornance offering. McLaren’s MSO division made a splash when it donated a 720S for charity auction, and Toyota did a similar move with its hotly popular Supra sports coupe. With the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 slithering closer to its official dealer rollout, Ford has revealed that it will once again partner with the JDRF (formerly known as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) to raffle another car for auction.
In this case, it’s a custom one of a kind 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 that has been tricked out by Ford and partner Penske Vehicle Services. While it is not an all out effort to wildly modify it, the two firms still managed to make a very stunning reptile. Arguably the most noticeable change the lucky new owner will notice is the new paint color that was commisioned for this special GT500.
Dubbed Venom, Ford created the one-off Venom metallic paint in house, and overlaid the slick grey hue with two contrasting black center stripes that run down the center of the car to give it a pure track ready motif. Ford also enhanced the car’s performance credentials by equipping it with the Carbon Fiber Track package. Normally an optional extra on the standard GT500, the application here on the Venom version looks even more bespoke, and like before, it brings weight saving goodies to the range topping Mustang including a GT4 based carbon fiber wing, exposed carbon fiber wheels, a rear seat delete, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, and even leather trimmed Recaro Sport seats. No engine modifications were made to the Venom GT500, but considering that the car is already producing 760 horsepower, we think that the supercharged 5.2 liter V8 is fine just the way it is.
People that are interested in paying the $10 needed for buying the raffle ticket can do so via the link that we have provided below. Registration for the raffle is open until November 10th, with the lucky winner being named a few days later on November 14th.
Carl Malek has been an automotive journalist for over 10 years. First starting out as a freelance photographer before making the transition to writing during college, his work has appeared on numerous automotive forums as well as websites such as Autoshopper.com.
Carl is also a big fan of British vehicles with the bulk of his devotion going to the Morgan Motor Company as well as offerings from Lotus, MG, and Caterham. When he is not writing about automobiles, Carl enjoys spending time with his family and friends in the Metro Detroit area, as well as spending time with his adorable pets.