New Shelby Super Snake with 750 horsepower

The latest generation of the iconic Ford Mustang brought numerous improvements over its predecessor including a higher dynamic behavior. Although a V8 engine with 415 hp is sufficient for most of mustang enthusiast, the famous Shelby company has tune the same engine to develop a monstrous 750 hp. The package is a delight for drag racers and power hungry auto-holics.

The relationship between Ford and retired racing driver Caroll Shelby began in early 60’s when he developed racing models based on 1964 mustang followed by Shelby Mustangs for street use. Ford Motor company and Shelby will continue to work together closely in future to produce super tuned cars based on the production version of American pony car.

The new mustang will be called Shelby Super Snake and comes with iconic logo. It will have a new cooling and exhaust system. According to the company, the car will sound exactly as you want it to be i.e. a way louder to suit its personality. Other changes includes new hood, rear spoiler, carbon fiber inputs all across the body, 20-inch wheels, large four-piston caliper brake units, sharpened suspension system and improved gearboxes(both manual and automatic).

The new Shelby super snake will be offered in two states of tunes. One will standard 650 hp and the other with a high-performance supercharger that produces 750 hp. Optionally available are inside roll cage and bucket seats with 5-point safety belts. Shelby will only produce 300 units and the Super Snake will be offered at starting price of 49,995 US dollars.

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2016 Shelby Super Snake


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  1. For all of you making negative comments on this Super Snake, makes me think you’re jealous. Yes they should have said Shelby American. I would love to have one. No I’m not a Mario Andretti wannabe. And no I can’t afford one at this time. So for all of you so called experts out there, blow it out of your nose you’ll get more out of it.

  2. Have to agree,article is full of misinformation. Car cost is 75k-100+k. You have to buy a GT Mustang first.
    Plus, don’t understand what the Big news is anyway. The 2005 Super Snake also delivered 750 hp. Unfortunately, Ford continues to use 60’s technology. The car has rear wheel power only. Basically, in a race against anyone. Lets take the Ford Focus RS,40-50K. While they are down the track, you’re still spinning and burning up your $400-500 each wheels.

  3. Being a Chevy Man from the late 60’S It is good to see Ford Motor Company is finally making high horsepower & torque both are needed, it started with the late version Boss 302, 450 HP at 7200 RPM not bad for 302 CI.

    I would be interested in seeing the 1/4 Mile ET & Speed, 750 HP with a guess at the weight of the Mustang should put it in the low 11 second ET around the 125 MPH range.

    Going back to the muscle car days only 1 caar made it into the high 12 Second range, the 1971 450 CID 450 HP Chevelle.

    I think is it funny how it took years for manufacturers & engineers about 44 years to only learn what engine builders knew in the 60’S
    to make good Horsepower, High Flowing Heads, good camshaft
    profiles, Bore to stroke ratio, Stroke to Rod length ratio and more
    important High Compression, (Volumetric efficiency).

    To the two replies:

    Just what we need — a 750 hp car. Like our highway infrastructure isn’t already clogged with idiots who are Mario Andretti wanna bees.

    I guess you think you are a much better driver than the wanna bees,
    I doubt it!

    Yeah, just what we need, another $75k dollar car the common public won’t be able to afford.
    Bottom of the story adverts STARTING (base) Price $49,995 in reality it will be $75,000 loaded.

    What is the difference of what the price is? the price of any automobile is Not hurting any car buyer/owner, only Ford Motor Company if they can’t sell it, it only hurts you as more than likely can’t afford a $25,000

  4. This is Addressed to James and Derek, one, Carol Shelby may be dead, but records and plans are not… and if someone has the money to buy one of these, ( I can only Dream), they will take care of it, and hopefully have the brains to use the engine where it is appropriate…. with hopefully no road rage… I can ride along in my dreams…

  5. The only way to make a Rustang go fast is to drop it out of a plane.
    Unless they did significant work to the body, diff, suspension, transmission, oh and the rest of the car, it will behave like one of today’s teens on the highway. (that means one of the little jerks you want to slap for misbehaving)
    Again, horsepower is not the stat that gearheads are concerned with: Torque is king. Most roads in America, not counting 66, will not even let this car get close to the true power band unless you leave it in first gear.
    Enough said…American Ford is terrible

  6. Look out Chevy here comes FORD.. It is nice to see the Shelby name still used with pride by Ford Motor Company.. As a Ford Mustang addicted man I just love that car.. Also as a prototype automotive mechanic I have actually seen one of the Mustangs in person. The 750 HP is going to take charge of the road ( Be Safe ) Anyway Ford thanks for a masterpiece.. You’re always on top!

  7. I wish that I still have my 1966 Gold Metal flake Mustang. I really miss it. I would love to have one of these new ones but I’m sure It would cost a hell of a lot more than The $4,000 I paid for mine in 1966.

  8. I owned A 1968 SHELBY GT 500 it was a ride I think about to this day it was American Muscle at a time in history we shall never see again this version However Hands down is a pure American ICON it is a feast to behold and my sense a beast on the Asphalt … sign me up for one of these

  9. With so few of these, the dealers who get one will sell it by auction, I suspect you wouldn’t be able t buy one for less than $100,000. The local dealer where I live had a 2005 Ford GT in the showroom, the final cost was $300,000, and I have never seen the car since, and I drive a lot in the area.
    Lots of people with more money than sense out there. And to those worried about «some idiot» driving this car on the road and causing mayhem, relax, 99% of the buyers will park the car in a garage and never drive it, they are buying it for the appreciation the car will have, not to drive it…

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