Shelby GT500 Super Snake Gets the Signature Edition Treatment, Limited to 50 Examples

If you own a fifth generation Shelby GT500 and you need more than 671 horsepower from the 5.8 supercharghed V8, numerous tuning outfits will be happy to squeeze out more oomph. But Shelby American holds a special place in the hearts and minds of fifth-gen Ford Mustang enthusiasts.
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Shelby American, Inc. was founded in 1962 by Carroll Shelby himself. The company's bread and butter is to modify the production 'Stang as much as possible, and the Super Snake is a prime example of that. With the 2015 Mustang already being delivered, Shelby will be sending off its forerunner with a special edition.

Dubbed the Signature Edition GT500 Super Snake, this package pays homage the end of production for the current generation Shelby GT500. With 850 horsepower on tap and unique go-faster visual bits and bobs, only 50 total coupe or convertible 2007 - 2014 model year Signature Edition Super Snakes will be built, with orders accepted through January 2015.

Not including the base car, the Signature Edition Shelby GT500 Super Snake post-title package is $44,995. So what do you actually get for the money you spend on such a vehicle? Well, the key features include:

• Forged Weld Wheels with Signature Edition center caps
• 3.6 Kenne Bell Supercharger
• Shelby Performance cooling package with a new radiator, heat exchanger and aluminum cooling tanks
• Upgraded rear brakes
• Commemorative Carroll Shelby signature air bag cover decal from the Carroll Shelby Foundation
• Stripes in any current color offered by Shelby American
• “Super Snake” Signature Edition vehicle badges
• Unique CSM number on interior and engine plates
• Signature Edition floor mats
• A one day track experience

If you want even more visual sauce, the wide body pack can also be ordered as an extra cost option.

“With production of the current generation GT500 ending, we wanted to commemorate the sunset of an important era... It’s a car worthy of being honored with a very special limited edition Shelby. The package can only be ordered available for a limited time, so ownership puts a person in a very elite club.” declared Joe Conway, Co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International and CEO of Shelby American.

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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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