adds excitement for 2007 and 2008's
"Super Snake Package"
April 27, 2007 Shelby Automobiles will use newly-developed Ford Racing
GT500 performance packs to help transform a limited number of 2007 and 2008 Ford
Shelby GT500s into fire breathing Super Snake coupes. The Super
Snake post-title package will include enhancements to the Ford Shelby GT500s
handling, styling and power; tuning options will range from a warranted 600 HP
V8 to over 725 HP (unwarranted). Only a limited number of Super Snakes will be
built per model year at the Shelby Automobiles facility in Las Vegas beginning
in late 2007.
My team at Shelby Automobiles is always working on new
ways to build better performing cars said Carroll Shelby. I told them
that I wanted to build a vehicle that could blow the doors off of most anything
on the planet. By partnering with Ford Racing, were giving enthusiasts a
Mustang with that level of performance.
at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and in Dearborn, Ford Racing and Team Shelby developed
the aggressive suspension and engine package specifically for the car.
enthusiasts are demanding more from both Ford Racing and Shelby Autos said
Jamie Allison, Manager of Ford Racing Performance Group. The GT500 Super
Snake package, with its higher horsepower levels and balanced track-inspired tuning,
satisfies those demands and then some
in a uniquely Ford Shelby
In 1967, Shelby American built one 427-powered
GT500 Super Snake for Mel Burns Ford. Carroll Shelby drove it at the
Goodyear test track for tire promotion film production. That car reached lap speeds
of over 150 mph and a top speed of 170 mph. The new Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake
will be equally potent.
The name Super Snake
is legendary because the one that Shelby built was the pinnacle of muscle cars
in 1967, added Amy Boylan, president of Shelby Automobiles. Were
bringing that concept forward 40 years for customers who own a Ford Shelby GT500.
Well give their car amazing new capabilities.
Racing and Team Shelby developed the GT500 Super Snake package which will include:
Racing Supercharger upgrade kit (SuperPack 600) producing over 600 horsepower
and 590 ft.-lbs. of torque
6-speed manual transmission with 3.73:1 rear axle
Ford Racing performance exhaust system
Ford Racing Handling Pack offering
unique performance suspension tuning including Dynamic adjustable dampers, lowering
springs, tuned stabilizer bars, and front strut tower brace
Alcoa 20-inch wheels
Ford Racing short-throw shifter
Baer 6 piston brakes
with Shelby cast calipers and larger rotors
Front brake cooling ducts
carbon composite hood featuring classic Shelby design
across the front edge of hood and rear decklid
'Super Snake' vehicle badging
Shelby signature embroidered headrests, floor mats and other Shelby designed components
Shelby CSM dash plate
In addition, while the
full Super Snake package will be available exclusively through Shelby Automobiles,
many of the products comprising the Super Snake package will be available from
Shelby Automobiles and Ford Racing starting in June.