2017 Shelby Mustang Super Snake Marks a 50th Anniversary with up to 750 HP
Ford just showed us its upcoming 2018 refresh for the sixth-generation Mustang, although Shelby American isn’t done with the 2017 design just yet. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Carroll Shelby’s original high-performance Super Snake, which was released back in 1967, Shelby American has revived the name for a brand-new type in which the idea claims can do the quarter-mile in less than 11 seconds.
Following up the Discharge of the Mustang GTE last year, Shelby in addition to Ford Performance unveiled a brand-new striped variant of the American muscle car at the Ford exhibit at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction the weekend of January 21. Based on Shelby’s performance claims, the Super Snake can outperform the Mustang Shelby GT350R in just about every way in addition to remains both street in addition to track legal.
The Super Snake, available with an automatic or manual transmission, begins as a Mustang GT with its 5.0-liter V-8, although a supercharger in addition to tuning kick the idea up to a claimed 670 horsepower. Pay extra for a Whipple or Kenne Bell supercharger, in addition to Shelby claims the engine will generate up to 750 horsepower. in which’s the design Shelby uses to establish its performance claims. With an automatic transmission, normal gas-station fuel, in addition to Michelin street tires (not specified), the Super Snake with the optional supercharger can do zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, Shelby asserts, in addition to hit 1.2 g on the skidpad. In our testing, the GT350R did zero to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds, ran the quarter-mile in 12.5 seconds, in addition to pulled 1.10 g on the skidpad.
Shelby upgraded a host of different features on the Mustang as well. The Super Snake has brand-new dampers, anti-roll bars, springs, in addition to bushings. the idea also has black or polished 20-inch forged aluminum wheels, six-piston Wilwood brake calipers within the front in addition to four-piston calipers within the rear, in addition to upgrade cooling for the brakes in addition to engine.
On the outside, the Super Snake carries a brand-new hood, front splitter, grilles, rocker panels, rear spoiler, tail panel, rear diffuser, in addition to lower rear splitter. Shelby also added LED lights, in addition to, most obviously, striping on the top in addition to sides with Shelby Super Snake branding.
Some optional features beyond the supercharger upgrade include a one-piece driveshaft, an even higher-performing cooling package, Ford Performance half-shafts, a short-throw shifter, 3:73 gearing, Shelby coil-overs, a suspension tuned for track driving, a four-point roll bar, in addition to a Ford Performance wheel stud.
The package without any of those extras costs $36,795. Adding the cost of the Mustang GT brings the total cost to $70,895. If you want the upgrade to 750 horsepower, Shelby charges a different $6500 for in which. Only 500 Super Snake cars will be built.
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