It seems like the closer we get to 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang, the bar keeps being raised higher and higher. Shelby American is going to be one of the many key players in the aftermarket upping ante with their release of the 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake. Their base model pumps out 662hp and carries an optional upgrade to push out 850hp…substantial amounts, regardless of purpose, we think. One key point to not here, is Shelby American is lowering their entry point base price and leaving a “more coin” approach to upgrades to get to the 850hp mark–along with a plethora of options, performance upgrades aside from the power train, and all the given accoutrements that come with the 2013 Shelby GT500.
So, does this sound like something you might go for? If so, you’d better get your ducks in a row, as there will only be 500 of 2013 Shelby Super Snakes built, in either coupe or convertible (inclusive). Keep reading to get the rest of the juicy details in the official Press Release.
SHELBY AMERICAN UNLEASHES MOST POWERFUL GT500 SUPER SNAKE PACKAGES FOR 2013 MODEL YEAR
LAS VEGAS – Sept. 18, 2012 – Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK), is now offering the most powerful versions of the Shelby GT500 Super Snake for the 2013 model year in the company’s 50 year history. With a base model rated at 662 HP and an optional 850 HP version, the limited edition 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake also features new styling cues, color options and optional performance upgrades at a lower base price. Only 500 total 2013 Super Snakes will be built; the car is available as a coupe or convertible in the entire color palette offered by Ford Motor Company on the Shelby GT500.
“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. The result is the most powerful base model Super Snake ever at 662 horsepower, which is available at prices lower than previous models. By checking off a few boxes in the series of optional equipment, you can take home a street-legal 850 horsepower version that runs on pump gas.”
For the 2013 model year, Shelby American takes the stock Ford GT500 and kicks it up to the next performance level with new options and styling changes. 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. 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, as seen on the Carroll Shelby Tribute car developed by Ford and Shelby American that was unveiled in Monterey.
The 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake will make an appearance at the upcoming Barrett-Jackson collector car auction in Las Vegas, September 27 – 29.
“The Shelby GT500 Super Snake has been the big dog of the Shelby American lineup,” added Shelby American Vice President of Production Gary Davis. “With Ford’s new 2013 Shelby GT500 having 662 hp right out of the box, along with our new wide body putting 14 inches of rubber on the ground, this car will be a game changer when it comes to power to the pavement performance.”
The Shelby GT500 Super Snake is a post-title program based on the Ford Shelby GT500. The 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake post title package includes:
Standard base tune is 662 HP and 631 ft./lbs. of torque
6-speed manual transmission with 3.31:1 rear axle ratio and short-throw shifter with optional 3.73:1
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 850 hp Whipple supercharger or 850 hp Kenne Bell supercharger
Forged Shelby / Wildwood brakes with 6 piston fronts and 4 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 post-title package starts at $28,995.00 for the 662 HP version and $39,995.00 for the 850 HP model, not including the base car. Only 500 of these cars will be built, all at the Shelby American factory in Las Vegas. Customers can build their dream Shelby Super Snake online with the “Build-One” program at http://shelbyamerican.com/buildhome.asp. Those interested in a car can also contact the Shelby American sales department at (702) 942-7325 or go to www.shelbyamerican.com.Categories: 2013 Mustang, Aftermarket