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Super Snake Rectifies GT500 Power Deficiency

Optional engine upgrade increases power from paltry 662 to 850.

by on Sep.20, 2012

The Shelby American Super Snake will offer an optional 850-horsepower engine upgrade.

Because 662 horsepower just isn’t enough. What other reason do you need?

Shelby American will offer a new Super Snake version of the 2013 Shelby GT500, itself already the most powerful V-8 production car in the world.

All the Horsepower You'll Ever Need!

It will feature an optional upgrade to 850 horsepower. So how can you get your hands on one?

The Super Snake includes numerous upgrades including suspension and styling upgrades.

Shelby will build just 500 Super Snakes for 2013 at its Las Vegas factory.

Available as a coupe or convertible, it will be available in the entire color palette offered by Ford.

“When Ford launched the 2013 Shelby GT500, we were bombarded with requests for Shelby American to offer a Super Snake package for the car,” said John Luft, president of Shelby American. “Our team worked closely with Ford Racing and other key partners to develop our new fire-breathing snake.”

Customers can choose between satin black or gloss white stripes to be paired with new wheels in Satin black or bright silver metallic, along with new silver and blue stripes paired with limited base vehicle colors.

Among the upgrades to the Super Snake are unique wheels.

Offered for the first time in Shelby American’s history will be a choice of rear-only or front and rear “wide-body” packages with an optional 14 inch rear wheel and tire package. The Carroll Shelby Tribute car that Shelby showed at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion in August.

The Super Snake features:

  • Upgraded suspension package
  •  Shelby Performance cooling package with a new radiator, heat exchanger and aluminum cooling tanks
  •  New spoked Shelby-designed 20-inch wheels and performance tires
  •  Shelby / Borla exhaust system
  •  Optional Shelby / Ford Racing Whipple supercharger or Kenne Bell supercharger (both rated at 850 horsepower)
  •  Forged Shelby / Wildwood brakes with six-piston fronts and four-piston rear calipers and cross drilled/vented rotors
  •  Front brake cooling ducts and behind the door side scoops
  •  Unique fiberglass hood featuring classic Shelby Super Snake design
  •  Shelby signature Super Snake stripes in either satin black, gloss white, silver or blue
  •  “Super Snake” vehicle badges, and unique CSM number interior and engine plates
  •  “Shelby” lettering across the rear deck lid
  •  Optional two-tone leather interior
  •  Shelby signature embroidered headrests, floor mats and other Shelby designed components

The 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake package starts at $28,995 for the 662-horsepower version and $39,995 for the 850-horsepower model, not including the base car ($54,995 with delivery).

Even if you can’t afford to buy your own Super Snake, you can build your dream Shelby Super Snake at

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