Anyway, it was 2007 though when Ford unveiled a successor to the previous-gen Mustang SVT Cobra, in the shape of the Shelby GT500. As opposed to the Mustang GT on which it was based, the GT500 came with redesigned strut towers to make room for a bigger engine, which by the way was a 5.4-liter supercharged V8, good for 500 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque.
These Mustangs weren’t particularly sharp to drive, but they were still properly quick and offered a smooth ride, overall. The folks at Shelby knew they could do better though, which is why they came out with the Super Snake package soon after the GT500’s debut.
This package would bump the power output from 500 horses to 750 horsepower, and it was all thanks to an upgraded supercharger with 16 lbs of boost, plus the cat back exhaust, engine tune, a high flow intake and a few other small mods.
One such car is currently up for grabs and if you pay close attention to the details, you’ll see that it’s even more special than one might first think.
It’s a Torch Red convertible example with black stripes, a carbon fiber front splitter, power-retractable soft top, vented hood with pins, HID headlights, a rear spoiler, Super Snake badging and staggered 20-inch Shelby-Alcoa wheels featuring Pirelli P Zero tires. The four-wheel Baer disc brakes with six-piston calipers, as well as the Eibach coilover suspension are courtesy of the Super Snake package.
The supercharged 5.4-liter V8 engine is fitted with a Ford Racing supercharger and chrome valve covers, sending power to the rear wheels via a Tremec six-speed manual gearbox with a limited-slip differential.
This car cost $50,220 when new, and the installation of the Super Snake kit cost another $33,754. That’s a total of roughly $84,000, which comes to about $120,000 today, once adjusted for inflation.
As for how much power it’s currently putting down, that's hard to say. The seller hasn’t mentioned a precise output, and one of the price sheets included in the gallery says 630 horsepower. We reckon it’s got to be more than that though.