|1st May 2007, 10:42||#1|
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725 bhp Street Legal Shelby GT500 Super Snakes Edition
Shelby Automobiles will use newly-developed Ford Racing GT500 performance packs to help transform a limited number of 2007 and 2008 Ford Shelby GT500’s into fire breathing “Super Snake” coupes. The Super Snake post-title package will include enhancements to the Ford Shelby GT500’s handling, styling and power; tuning options will range from a warranted 600 bhp V8 to over 725 bhp (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, we’re giving enthusiasts a Mustang with that level of performance.”
Working together 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.
“Mustang 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 way.”
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. “We’re bringing that concept forward 40 years for customers who own a Ford Shelby GT500. We’ll give their car amazing new capabilities.”
Ford Racing and Team Shelby developed the GT500 Super Snake package which will include:
725 bhp Street Legal Shelby GT500 Super Snakes Edition - RSportsCars.com
|1st May 2007, 10:50||#2|
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Oh great not another Mustang.. ( saw it couple of days ago in autoblog)
And oh boy no factory warranty.. yikes!!
But it should be super fast on straight lines.. (whatever it is, overall i love the looks of the car, super great)
This is one mustang i wouldnt mind having in my stable(whenever it becomes a stable)
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|1st May 2007, 11:24||#4|
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Question is, can it handle? One of the problems with Shelbys is:
1. They have fantastic straight line performance. But thats it.
2. Their pricing takes it to the Corvette, and above range. However powerful a mustang, it just cant beat the 'Vette.
|1st May 2007, 11:30||#5|
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|1st May 2007, 14:14||#7|
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My buddy had a v8 cobra putting out double the hp of another friends 3 series in a sr8 line the cobra would smoke the 3er but come one turn and the cobra would be history