Steve Turner
Former Editor, 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords
March 15, 2019
Photos By: Courtesy of Ford Performance

As anticipation builds for the release of the 2020 Shelby GT500, Ford exposed one of the model year’s new colors just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Inspired by the hue sprayed on ’70s pony cars, Grabber Lime is a striking color for those who don’t mind attracting some attention.

“It’s lime green on steroids,” Barb Whalen, Ford color and materials manager, said. “This color traces back to a Mustang heritage color while bringing it forward with more modern, dynamic pigments and bold new energy.”

Though deeper in hue than its classic namesake, the Grabber Lime harkens back to its namesake color found on the muscular Mustangs of The Me Decade. On the modern pony cars, particularly the Shelby GT500 seen here, it really highlights the car’s aggressive body lines.

“These bright, vibrant retro colors are trending in design — in home furnishings, sportswear and even appliances,” Whalen added. “Aspirational and confident, they are fun, youthful colors that make a statement of how you want the world to see you and who you want to be. And your car is an extension of that.”

Of course, if you are feeling the luck of the Irish and planning to score a new Mustang, you don’t have to buy the top-dog Shelby to garner the Grabber Lime paint. Along with fresh colors Iconic Silver, Twister Orange, and Red Hot Metallic, this attention-grabbing green is available across the entire Mustang lineup, from EcoBoost and GT to GT350 and GT500, which will all be available this fall.