The S550 Ford Mustang was released in 2015 with a ton of hype! Ford was last to the standard independent rear suspension (IRS) show when it came to the “big three”. Both the Chevrolet Camaro and the Dodge Challenger were sporting this more modern rear suspension since 2008-09 model years. Not only that, but the 2015 Mustang had an all-new chassis that replaced the aging S197 platform that ran from 2005-2014 that would end up turning into one of the most popular versions of Ford’s muscle car since the Fox Body Mustang last rolled off the production line in 1993.
With its revised Coyote V8 now producing 435 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque and the newly equipped 2.3l Ecoboost engine, these new and exciting Ford models would bring some new Mustang paint codes to accompany the excitement this car aroused. Unlike some past generations, the Ford Mustang color codes used on the S550 cars looked right at home with the sharp lines and modern design of this iconic muscle car!
Below we will list each color throughout the S550 Mustang years and highlight some of the most popular options! You can also use this guide to confirm the color of your Mustang for aftermarket hoods that need painting or to repair road damage from daily driving.
Below are lists of the paint codes and the color names for your S550 Mustang!
Adding to the build-up with the 6th generation Mustang, 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of this legendary steed! Ford had to make sure that the exterior colors grabbed the attention of the Mustang faithful and they truly succeeded! The return of fan favorites like Competition Orange that last appears on the 2012 Boss 302. The 50th Anniversary Signature Edition featured colors unique to its package in Kona Blue and Wimbledon White.
Magnetic, Ingot Silver, and Avalanche were the gray/silver options for the early S550 whereas Avalanche was only offered on the high-revving Voodoo, powered, flat-plane crank V8 engine found in the exotic-sounding Shelby GT350 and GT350R. All in all, there were 17 different colors offered from the 2015-2017 Mustang.
|Paint Code||Name (Year Range)|
|L6||Kona Blue (2015 *50th Anniversary Signature Edition*)|
|N4||Wimbledon White (2015 *50th Anniversary Signature Edition*)|
|PQ||Race Red (2015-17)|
|RR||Rudy Red (2015-17)|
|CY||Competition Orange (2015-16)|
|H3||Triple Yellow (2015-17)|
|HN||Guard Green (2015-16)|
|J4||Deep Impact Blue (2015-16)|
|G1||Shadow Black (2016-17)|
|UX||Ingot Silver (2015-17)|
|YZ||Oxford White (2015-17)|
|DR||Avalanche (2016-17 *Shelby GT350/GT350R*)|
|CI||Grabber Blue (2017)|
|N6||Lightning Blue (2017)|
|UG||Platinum White (2017)|
More changes came to the S550 Mustang in 2018 highlighted by the revised Gen 3 Coyote V8 with its new direct-injection pushing out a cool 460 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque! Also added to the performance side was the 10-speed automatic helping the Mustang GT achieve sub-4 second 0-60 times and quarter-mile times dipping into the high 11-second range. Truly impressive numbers by anyone’s standards. Even the supercharged SVT Cobra from 2003-04 cannot touch this factory trim performance.
With this newfound power and performance, Ford introduced a facelift including a new front facia, sleeker headlights, a redesigned hood, and revisions to the taillights. In addition to these changes, FoMoCo would bring back the beloved Bullitt Mustang for 2019 featuring the every so classy Dark Highland Green and add fuel to the enthusiast fire, the heavyweight, fire breathing Shelby GT500 with its 5.2L Predator V8 equipped with its 7-speed and 760 hp would hit the streets in 2020. You know Ford had to up its game with new colors to highlight these changes and additions!
Colors like Royal Crimson, Need for Green, Antimatter Blue Metallic, and even a new Grabber Yellow that would complement the triumphant return of the 2021 Mustang Mach 1 were released for this latter half of the S550. Even Wimbledon White would grace us with the final year of the Shelby GT350 and GT350R. What a time to be a Mustang fan!
Check out the full list of the 24 color options and color codes found on the 2018-2021 Ford Mustang.
|Paint Code||Name (Year Range)|
|B5||Dark Highland Green (2019-20 *Bullitt Mustang Only*)|
|R3||Royal Crimson (2018)|
|NL||Orange Fury (2018-19)|
|H3||Triple Yellow (2018)|
|JX||Lead Foot (2018 *Shelby GT350/GT350R*)|
|PQ||Race Red (2018-21)|
|RR||Ruby Red (2018-20)|
|D4||Rapid Red Metallic (2021)|
|E7||Velocity Blue (2019-21)|
|UX||Ingot Silver (201821)|
|YZ||Oxford White (2018-21)|
|G1||Shadow/Absolute Black (2018-21)|
|FM||Performance Blue (2019 *Shelby GT350/GT350R*)|
|N6||Lightning Blue (2018-19)|
|F9||Grabber Lime (2018-19)|
|AJ||Need For Green (2019)|
|CA||Twister Orange (2020-21)|
|JS||Iconic Silver (2021)|
|N4||Wimbledon White (2020 *Shelby GT350/GT350R*)|
|NE||Fighter Jet Gray (2021)|
|CB||Grabber Yellow (2021)|
|HX||Antimatter Blue Metallic (2021)|
|M7||Carbonized Gray Metallic (2021)|
Ford hit a big home run with the Mustang color options from 2015-2021. Each color compliments the timeless, modern design of the S550 Mustang and will keep these cars remaining head turners for years to come!
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