In 2007 Shelby American brought back an iconic name to the muscle car market -the Super Snake. During the 7 year run of the S197 based GT500, the Super Snake evolved into an increasingly powerful player in the performance market. These cars are now legendary, and with the death of Carroll Shelby, introduction of the S550 Mustang in 2015, and the end of the GT500 era, we’ve all been left wondering what the future would hold for such hallowed nameplates.
We’re happy to report that the Super Snake is back. Based this time around on the Mustang GT, the new Super Snake will offer the best handling in the badge’s history, along with big horsepower. This will also be the first Super Snake available with the option of a manual or automatic transmission.
“When Shelby American introduced the 605 horsepower Super Snake in 2007, the car became an instant sensation,” said Joe Conway, CEO of Shelby American and co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International. “The new Super Snake is even better because the all new Ford Mustang is such a terrific platform for the iconic muscle car. By working closely with our partners at Ford Performance, Weld Racing, Michelin, Carbon by Design and Whipple and Kenne Bell superchargers, the 2015 Shelby Super Snake is an amazing car with world-class performance.
The new Super Snake will take full advantage of the S550 chassis, and offer performance suspension enhancements from Ford Performance. A Ford Performance supercharger is standard with optional upgrades to a Whipple or Kenne Bell planned. Stepping up the supercharger package should push power output to 750 hp or more according to Shelby American. 20 inch Super Snake specific wheels manufactured by Weld Racing exclusively for Shelby American are also standard, as are Wilwood 6-piston brakes to enhance stopping power.
- Carbon Fiber Super Snake Hood
- Carbon Fiber Front Splitter
- Carbon Fiber Rocker Panels with Aero Blades
- Carbon Fiber Rear Diffuser
- Carbon Fiber Rear Spoiler
- Carbon Fiber Taillight Panel
- Carbon Fiber Mirror Covers
- Black Anodized Front Grille and Lower Front Grille
- Super Snake Racing Stripes
- Shelby Super Snake External Badging
- Ford Performance Short Throw Shifter
- Carbon Fiber Gauge Pod with 3 Gauges
- CSM Badging
- Super Snake Branded Headrest Covers
- Shelby Floor mats
- Shelby Sill Plates
- Shelby Engine Caps
- Ford Performance supercharger
- Ford Performance Half Shafts
- Ford Performance Suspension/ Handling Pack
- Ford Performance 3.73 Gears
- Weld Racing Staggered 20” Wheels with Michelin Tires
- Wilwood 6-Piston Front Brakes
- Ford Racing by Borla Exhaust with Shelby tips
- 750-plus hp Whipple or Kenne Bell supercharger
- Differential and Transmission Cooling Kits
- Wilwood 4-Piston Rear Brake Kit
- Adjustable Rear Control Arm
- Brake Duct Kit
- Camber/Caster Plates
- Upholstery Upgrade
- Racing Seats
- 5-Point Harness
- Shelby Engine Valve Cover
- Carbon Fiber Latch Cover
Shelby American says it will produce 300 Super Snakes per year, and we imagine most will fall into the hands of wealthy collectors. We’re hoping that more than a few will be shredding tire across the fruited plain and at tracks all over the USA. If you want to play at this level you’ll need a big wallet. Starting price for one of the baddest Mustangs you can buy will be $49,995 plus the cost of a new Mustang GT, that puts the total cost of the most basic Super Snake just over $80,000. Whether you’re looking to buy one, or just dreaming of what you’d do if your lottery numbers come in tomorrow, you can also build your own using the Shelby vehicle configurator.