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Shelby GT500 Super Snake to Hit 800 Horsepower

New York debut for domestic supercar.

by on Apr.07, 2011

The 2012 Shelby GT500 bumps up to 800 hp.

Carroll Shelby has never been one to take a back seat in the muscle car race, so if a Lamborghini  is ready to settle with a mere 700 horsepower, it just seems somehow natural to expect the Texan’s team to weigh in with 800.

Yep, the supercharged 5.4-liter V8 in the Ford Mustang-based GT500 Super Snake will make an astounding 800 horsepower when the 2012 model rolls into showrooms.  That’s nearly 200 more ponies than the first GT500 made at launch in 2008 – but even more impressive, perhaps, it’s 100 more than you’ll get out of the new Lamborghini Aventador – for barely a third the price.

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All right, perhaps you won’t get quite the bragging rights or quite as sophisticated a platform as the raging bull offers with the carbon fiber 2-seater, but Shelby insists the Super Snake is more than just a gussied up Mustang.

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