First, Nanny State environmental socialists devised the “manmade global warming” con as an excuse to ram through every big government regulation they could dream up.
Then, every major Democrat running in 2020 endorsed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s so-called “Green New Deal.”
But now, Al Gore is realizing his worst nightmare is coming true with news of this all-American muscle car.
While General Motors recently announced plans to kill the Camaro to satisfy radical environmentalists, the upcoming 2020 Ford Mustang GT500 promises to be everything the “Green New Deal” environmental socialists despise.
Yes, the muscle car will have a big, powerful, supercharged V8 that is the bane of their existence.
But in addition to that, it’s also the new kid on the block that muscle car enthusiasts have been waiting for, amid the General Motors push for “greener” autos.
Granola-chomping environmentalists are seething mad because this muscle car is the middle finger to their regulations and socialist “utopia” of regulatory overreach.
At $70k, the car isn’t cheap, but compared to the European exotics that environmentalists like to drive, it’s a steal.
And nothing makes snobby environmental activists madder than somebody who’s not as rich as them leaving them in the dust.
The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will start at $70,300, but a $1,095 destination fee and $2,600 gas guzzler tax will put the actual base price at $73,995. The Mustang6G forum first leaked this info from a Ford dealer pricing sheet, and spokesperson Jiyan Cadiz confirmed the figures to Motor1.com.
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The GT500 packs a 5.2-liter supercharged V8 making 760 horsepower (567 kilowatts) and 625 pound-feet (847 Newton-meters) of torque. Power reaches the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. The Blue Oval claims the muscle car can cover the quarter mile in a sub-11-second time, and the top speed is a factory-limited 180 miles per hour (289.6 kilometers per hour).
The GT500 goes on sale later this year.
Ford is making a statement that a muscle car shouldn’t be about making apologies to satisfy tree huggers in San Francisco.
And muscle car enthusiasts are cheering them on.
This has environmental Chicken Littles and big government socialists red in the face with anger.
In their fantasy land, muscle cars like the 2020 GT500 and Dodge’s 797 horsepower Hellcat Redeye would cease to exist.
Chevrolet was the first to bend the knee with their promise of “zero emission” cars.
But Ford and Mopar are standing strong, and Americans are taking notice.
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