Ford Unveils 2020 GT500 Venom To Benefit JDRF

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Ford has a long history of donating cool cars to be raffled or auctioned off for charity with all of the proceeds going to various charitable organizations. The very first production 2020 Shelby GT500 was auctioned off to benefit the JDRF, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and now Ford has given the JDRF another 2020 GT500 to raffle off, and this one is in an exclusive color.

The 2020 GT500 is painted in a one-of-a-kind paint called Venom metallic clearcoat. Ford describes the Venom color as “a stealthy charcoal color,” and the car features black painted racing stripes. The 2020 GT500 Venom features the carbon fiber track package with exposed carbon fiber wheels, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, rear seat delete, Recaro leather-trimmed seats, and a Mustang GT4 track wing.

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Ford worked with Protean and Penske Vehicle Services to create the custom-colored GT500. Ford and JDRF plan to sell 75,000 tickets to the raffle to raise money for diabetes research. The first-place winner will take home the Venom Shelby GT500 car. The second-place winner in the raffle gets a VIP race experience for two to the 2020 Daytona 500.

The cost to participate in the raffle is $10 per ticket and tickets can be purchased here through November 10th. The drawing will be held November 14th at the Ford Conference and Event Center at 1151 Village Road, Dearborn, Michigan. The winner doesn’t have to be present to win the drawing.

Ford notes that the winner of the raffle is responsible for income taxes (about 25 percent of the vehicle’s value), vehicle taxes, licensing, insurance, and shipping. Ford hasn’t given up all the performance details on the 2020 GT500 just yet, but it has announced the 0-100-0 time of 10.6 seconds. We also learned this week that the GT500 weighs in at a hefty 4,225 pounds.

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Written by Shane McGlaun

Shane is a car guy with a fondness for Mustangs and off-roading.

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