Hold Yer Horses: New Mustang Trims, Colors for '22

Matthew Guy
by Matthew Guy
hold yer horses new mustang trims colors for 22

While there aren’t any ponies added to the Mustang stable for its upcoming model year, there are a few paint n’ wallpaper tweaks that are sure to get bidders all excited when Barrett-Jackson holds a sale and takes bids in Scottsdale 30 years from now.

First out of the gate is a Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition. A certain class of collector likes to catch ‘em all, so Ford will probably not have any trouble shifting this limited run of cars for whom dealer order books opened today. For an extra $2,140 over the GT500’s $72,900 base price, Heritage Edition customers will find themselves in command of a machine paying homage to the original 1967 Shelby GT500. All 2022 Mustang Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition fastbacks will be finished in an exclusive shade of Brittany Blue with two different Wimbledon White exterior stripe options: Painted or vinyl. Actually, the hand-painted stripes will cost an additional $10,000 on top of the Heritage Edition package price mentioned above. Guess good help and a steady painting hand are hard to find these days.

Next up is a Coastal Limited Edition, available on the 310 horsepower, four-banger Mustang EcoBoost Premium fastback and convertible. Here, we find a ‘Stang with unique wheels unique, package-specific side stripes that trace down the side of the car before stretching over the hood, that grille with an offset badge instead of the centered pony, plus the typical pedestal spoiler and various Coastal badging insignia. It’ll be available in Brittany Blue, Cyber Orange, or Rapid Red and bear a sticker price starting at $32,225.

Finally, purchasers at Ford must have gotten a good deal on the orange paint which has been seen on promotional images of the F-150 Raptor and upcoming Bronco Raptor. That hue, officially called Code Orange, will now be offered on the 2022 Mustang Shelby GT500 – though obviously not in concert with the Heritage Package described at the top of this post. Code Orange joins other Mustang colors including the likes of Eruption Green and Grabber Blue, though we must say that Dodge still has ‘em beat when it comes to paint names (Hellraisin or Sinamon Stick, anyone?)

Despite the myriad of production challenges and issues with the world supply chain, Ford has still managed to sell 44,141 Mustang fastbacks and convertibles through to the end of October. That’s off about 15 percent from last year, if you’re wondering. To put that in perspective, the mighty F-Series line has found 603,090 new homes during the same time frame.

[Images: Ford]

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  • ToolGuy ToolGuy on Nov 16, 2021

    Cyber Orange? Code Orange? No. "Orange Menace" is the obvious choice for a performance vehicle. Do it, Ford. (Must I think of everything? Apparently yes.)

  • Stuki Stuki on Nov 16, 2021

    Mustangs, like all things, were much more interesting back when they were real cars. Having been reduced to largely Hoppitop-duncewig-bimbo-editions, are a sad faith for what was once a pretty exciting ride for many an aspiring near-do-well.

    • FreedMike FreedMike on Nov 16, 2021

      Let's see...the Mustang has RWD, a manual, a stonking 450-hp V8, handles great, and is drop dead sexy to look at. All this for +/- $40,000 if don't splurge on options. And it isn't a "real" car because you don't like some of the trim options that no one is making you buy in the first place? This is like saying Jennifer Lawrence isn't "real" enough for you because she can't sing "Calypso" in Swahili.

  • Analoggrotto Knew about it all along but only now did the risk analysis tilt against leaving it there.
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  • Teddyc73 The Mark VIII was the first car I lusted over as a young new auto enthusiast. Still think it's a beauty after all these years.
  • Art Vandelay wish They’d do an SS version of the Bolt. We need more electric hot hatches and this is a clean enough design that it would look good