Silly to still be asking the question and what a dumb idea by the American manufactures. You have to really be in love with authenticness in order to want to pay an extra $10K for this paint job.
In the world of dumb ideas, this ranks somewhere high. Any person would know you save money here and put that extra cash somewhere else. That’s the way of life and it’s the only thing that’s worked 100% full proof since its time of existence.
What exactly were Ford Performance and Carroll Shelby International thinking when they thought up the plan to charge an extra $10,000 on the 2020 Shelby Mustang GT500 for just two stripes?
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When there are extras or added on trimmings to be done to your ride, you cough up the extras, yes. Though, this is a paint job only, nothing more. It’s not like you pay the additional fee for 1000 more kilowatts to be added to the car. It’s for a pair of stripes, or should I say for the original look of the GT50, the return of the beast.
Why you pay the 10k for two stripes
It is said the cost is so high because Ford has to ship the car to Penske. So you pay for your new wheels to go away for a short while and get painted with authentic Ford stripes. Not a bad deal and understandable why it’s set so high, but still not a must.
According to Motor1, the upgrade is far better than the vinyl option and also has slight differences that are more than noticeable to those know the roaring beast well enough. The vinyl option is also considerably cheaper, and certainly the way many buyers would go. I know I would.
"The painted stripes eliminate gaps often associated with vinyl stripes, which noticeably end before the end of the body panel, exposing the edge of the vinyl. The painted stripes have no such edge or gap, wrapping around the edge of the panel.That’s a key difference between the stripe types. The leaked order guide listed the vinyl stripes as a $1,000 option. We’ve reached out to Ford to see if they will confirm the $10,000 price tag for the painted stripes. (via: Motor1.com)"
Who would pay for this?
The only way any person would pay it is if they all about having it done by the manufacturers themselves, and want a spray job done rather than applying vinyl.
Not once has it been mentioned that this is too expensive for any Mustang customer. No, let’s face it if you at the back of a $74k steering wheel, an extra $10k shouldn’t be bothering you. But it still would make sense to go another way.
It’s not worth it?
Not a chance! Wouldn’t do it in a million years. I would go the cheaper option and put that $10,000 to better use. Add another new car to the collection or add more speed and power to the already powerful 760 horsepower.