There was little doubt that Shelby would not call it a day following the completion of the 2010 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500. After all, 540 hp just might not cut it for some Shelby faithful. So to take the 2010 GT500 to the next level, Shelby revealed the Super Snake package at the Mid America Ford and Team Shelby Nationals in Tulsa, Okla.
With this post-title package, Shelby takes an existing customer car and performs power and handling upgrades. Depending on which supercharger the customer selects, the Super Snake will churn out 630 hp for the base configuration or 725 hp with the optional setup. Further changes under the hood include an upgraded intercooler, cold-air intake system and radiator. A Borla cat-back exhaust hangs out back for 630 hp models, while 725 hp cars use a JBA unit.
Handling improvements come courtesy of a Ford Racing suspension with adjustable dampers, stiffer springs, thicker antiroll bars, a front strut tower brace and 20-inch Super Snake wheels wrapped with Pirelli P-Zero tires. Helping to tame the additional power are Baer six-piston front calipers with cross-drilled rotors at all four corners.
While the onus clearly is on performance, the Super Snake does add a few visual enhancements. Those include an exclusive hood with a larger scoop and vents, striping decals, rear quarter window scoops and a carbon-fiber splitter and side sills. Inside, seat headrests feature embroidered Shelby logos and carbon-fiber gauge faces.
Pricing for the Super Snake package begins at $29,495 for the 630-hp model and $33,495 for the 725-hp kit, which includes installation at Shelby Automobiles’ Las Vegas plant or at a Shelby authorized mod shop. Additional options include a six-piston rear brake system, Eibach adjustable coil-over suspension and a two-tone leather interior upgrade. Each car will receive a Shelby consecutively number dash plaque, engine plate and listed in the official Shelby registry. Builds of the 2
For the thousands of Mustang GT owners out there, many probably are starting to feel a little left out with the GT500 receiving so much attention. Not to worry, because Shelby has heard the requests and also introduced a track-catering Shelby SR package for 2005-2009 Mustang GTs.
Power jumps to 550 hp with the help of a Ford Racing supercharger and Borla exhaust.
Extensive handling alterations begin with an Eibach suspension with coil-over shocks, struts, pro sway bars, bump steer kit, improved lower control arm bushings and caster/camber plates. A Watts Link suspension sits out back. Lightweight 18-inch aluminum wheels come mounted with 275/35 BF Goodrich R compound rubber. Brake performance is addressed with Baer six-piston front and rear units.
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