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The “regular” (if one can even say that with a straight face) Shelby GT500 is already in the rareified world of cars with over 500 horsepower, but there are still an assortment of nutcases out there who need more power.
Shelby doesn’t seem to have a problem with catering to this fringe group either, and in next week, the famed Mustang tuner will be showing their new Super Snake, rumored to be capable of producing 800 horsepower from its 5.4L supercharged V8.
Like prior Super Snakes, the new car will undoubtedly have upgraded brakes, suspension, exhaust system and wheels. No specifics have been announced but one thing is for sure; this car is going to be a white-knuckle driving experience.
In case the new 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 isn’t enough to satisfy your craving for speed, Carroll Shelby’s Shelby American tuning shop will now offer an aftermarket Super Snake tuning package that will deliver up to 800-hp. That’s right, because the 550-hp machine isn’t enough already.
The Super Snake kit will include a 6-speed manual transmission with 3.73:1 axle ratio, a Ford Racing handling pack, (or optional Shelby/Eibach package), Baer brakes, 20-inch wheels, a Borla exhaust and lots of unique badging etc. Under the hood, the standard package will include a 660-hp Shelby/Ford Racing supercharger. Customers can opt for a more powerful (750-hp) version of that blower or a Shelby/Kenne Bell supercharger kit, with the big dog 800-hp kit topping out the range.
Pricing starts at $30,245 (plus the price of your Mustang GT).
GALLERY: 2011 Shelby GT500 Super Snake
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