Shelby American announces 750-hp Super Snake
The Super Snake is based on the V8-powered Ford Mustang GT.
Shelby American has introduced the 2015 Super Snake, a Hellcat-fighting muscle car based on the Ford Mustang GT.
Developed with input from Ford Performance, Shelby's latest Super Snake is powered by an evolution of the GT's 5.0-liter V8 engine that uses a beefy supercharger to develop over 750 horsepower in its most powerful configuration. The eight-cylinder is bolted to a six-speed manual transmission, but the Super Snake can be ordered with a six-speed automatic gearbox at an extra cost for the first time ever.
Performance specifications have not been published. However, Shelby point out the extra power is complemented by Ford Performance-sourced suspension components, a Borla exhaust system with twin oval outlets and six-piston brake calipers. 20-inch alloy wheels wrapped by Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires help keep the Snake pointed in the right direction.
Just 300 examples of the Shelby Super Snake will be built in Las Vegas, Nevada, this year. Each one will cost $49,995 excluding the cost of a donor Mustang GT, though Shelby has not revealed how much the 750-horsepower model stickers for.