Back in January, Ford Authority was the first to report that the 2021 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 would be gaining the Carbon Fiber Handling Package, which offered somewhat of a middle ground option between the existing Handling Package and Carbon Fiber Track Pack. Shortly thereafter, Ford Authority exclusively reported that the new package would cost $10,000 and outlined all of its contents. Now, it seems that this package will only be a one-year offering, as sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority that the 2022 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will not be available with the Carbon Fiber Handling Package.
|Carbon Fiber Track Pack1||Handling Package3||Carbon Fiber Handling Package4|
|20" Exposed Carbon Fiber Wheel||Adjustable Strut Top Mounts||20" Black-painted Carbon Fiber Wheels|
|Catch Can||Catch Can||Adjustable Strut Top Mounts|
|Exposed Carbon Fiber Instrument Panel||Gurney Flap||Catch Can|
|Exposed Carbon Fiber GT4 Track Wing||Splitter Wickers||Gurney Flap|
|Michelin Pilot Cup Sport 2 Tires 305/30R20 Front, 315/30R20 Rear||Splitter Wickers|
|Rear Seat Delete||Wheel Lock Kit|
|Recaro Leather Trimmed Seats with Miko Suede2|
|Wheel Lock Kit|
- Package is not available for military sales.
- Heated, cooled, and memory functions not available with Recaro leather-trimmed seats.
- Not available with Carbon Fiber Track Pack or for military sales.
- New for 2021; not available with Carbon Fiber Track Pack, Handling Package, or military sales.
The Carbon Fiber Handling Package added 20-inch black-painted carbon fiber wheels, adjustable strut top mounts, a catch. can, a Gurney flap, splitter wickers, and a wheel lock kit to the Shelby GT500. The deletion of this package on the 2022 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 means that its 20-inch black-painted carbon fiber wheels will no longer be available, as those were exclusive to this package. Buyers can still get 20-inch exposed carbon fiber wheels with the Carbon Fiber Track Pack, which are quite expensive to replace, as one owner found out the hard way.
Meanwhile, the 2022 Ford Mustang lineup is expanding to include a number of new packages, an updated version of the California Special, and a brand new Heritage Edition of the GT500 for the new model year.