2022 Grabber Blue 6spd GT got here early.

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Looks amazing! I can’t wait for mine to get in! I think it’s strange they waited until the last year of the S550 to bring this back but hey, Ford marketing 🤷‍♂️
Ford didn't bring it back, it's a different color than the 2017 version. From 1969 until 2017 it was a solid color, no metallic. The new version, also used on the mach E is now called grabber blue metallic. The paint code also changed, it is CI on my 17, don't know what the new code is. I wouldn't be surprised if the new GB metallic has the same paint code as the nitrous blue used on the focus RS as it was a metallic also and looks identical to grabber blue until you get close enough to see the flake in it.

 
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Ford didn't bring it back, it's a different color than the 2017 version. From 1969 until 2017 it was a solid color, no metallic.
We know its not the original color but as OP said the metallic is only really noticeable under direct sunlight. So the color itself is the same with a little additional highlighting. It is certainly better than no Grabber Blue at all.
 
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Congrats on your new GT Zero. The GB is a fantastic color and the Black Accent Group really sets it apart. Plan on doing any PPF/ceramic to protect it?
Yup, getting price quotes now for both, but need to figure out how/when to put on a hood stripe (that's the wife's request), e.g. before ceramic? Before PPF?

Ford didn't bring it back, it's a different color than the 2017 version. From 1969 until 2017 it was a solid color, no metallic. The new version, also used on the mach E is now called grabber blue metallic. The paint code also changed, it is CI on my 17, don't know what the new code is. I wouldn't be surprised if the new GB metallic has the same paint code as the nitrous blue used on the focus RS as it was a metallic also and looks identical to grabber blue until you get close enough to see the flake in it.
I can only see the metal flake in direct sunlight. Otherwise it looks to my eyes like regular Grabber Blue. I really think they just put a little metallic in it to make slightly different. It was used on the Mach-E first. I love the color. My wife wanted the orange from 2021, but they weren't taking 2021 orders anymore, and nobody has a car optioned like this. The dealership ordered cars are all overloaded. This one isn't.
 

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I may be wrong but the new GB met probably is the exact same as the nitrous blue from the focus RS. Ford just changed the name because GB is an iconic color used on mustangs off and on since 1969. Can someone who has a nitro blue RS post what the paint code is, and can the OP post his paint code, then we will know for sure if ford just renamed an existing color or if it is all new.
 

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I may be wrong but the new GB met probably is the exact same as the nitrous blue from the focus RS. Ford just changed the name because GB is an iconic color used on mustangs off and on since 1969. Can someone who has a nitro blue RS post what the paint code is, and can the OP post his paint code, then we will know for sure if ford just renamed an existing color or if it is all new.
Different color.

Nitrous Blue = DW
Grabber Blue = CI
Metallic Grabber Blue = AE

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I painted my motorcycle that nitrous blue multi stage paint. Beautiful color. It reallly pops.
Havnt seen a metallic gb yet to compare
 

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Did they change the wheels for the black accent package? I think I like these better.
 

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Ford didn't bring it back, it's a different color than the 2017 version. From 1969 until 2017 it was a solid color, no metallic. The new version, also used on the mach E is now called grabber blue metallic. The paint code also changed, it is CI on my 17, don't know what the new code is. I wouldn't be surprised if the new GB metallic has the same paint code as the nitrous blue used on the focus RS as it was a metallic also and looks identical to grabber blue until you get close enough to see the flake in it.
Oh man your preaching to the choir here! I love the history of “Petty” blue too. Ford can call it what they want 😉 and I’m cool with metallic even if it isn’t the original. Hopefully it’ll stick around into the S650 in 2024 but I have a feeling this is a limited return. Never made the correlation to nitro blue though and it makes sense looking at it. It’s close if not the same.
 

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Can we get a close up of the wheels? I'm dying to know what they look like since I ordered the black accent package too!
 
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Can we get a close up of the wheels? I'm dying to know what they look like since I ordered the black accent package too!
I'll get one for you later today :)

Edit: Here's a zoom-in on one of the pics I have, but I'll still take a true close-up later.

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I'm surprised no one has commented about it being a spoiler delete car (Black Accent includes a flush spoiler). Dumb me, I didn't know that all the Ford spoilers use the same holes, so I thought I should get a trunk w/o holes in order to put the spoiler I want. Well, made it harder for myself. Now I have to drill holes for it. Planned spoiler is the GT500 "swing"... in gloss black to match the other black accents.
 

 
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