This New Shelby Super Snake is for 2018 Ford Mustang Haters

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Disappointed by the styling of the new 2018 Ford Mustang? Shelby has a fix.

The company has introduced the Shelby Super Snake 50th Anniversary edition, which will be limited to 500 units worldwide with a starting price of $69,995 including the base vehicle. According to Shelby, the Super Snake does the zero-to-60-mph sprint in 3.5 seconds and can turn in a quarter-mile time of 10.9 seconds.

The special edition model was unveiled at the Ford Motor Company exhibit at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction and comes five decades after the first Super Snake came off the assembly line.

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Based on the Ford Mustang GT, the Super Snake combines Ford’s 5.0-liter V8 engine with forced induction for 670 horsepower, although optional superchargers are available to push power output to more than 750 hp. On the outside, the sports car gets a new hood, rockers, spoilers, splitters, grilles, fog lights, rear tail panel and rear diffuser assembly. Additional styling accessories include anniversary stripes and badges. The anniversary theme also continues into the cabin.

The Super Snake 50th Anniversary is available in all Ford factory colors and can be ordered with either an automatic or manual transmission and is covered by Shelby’s limited three-year, 36,000-mile warranty limited powertrain warranty.

“When Carroll Shelby introduced the Super Snake version of the Ford Mustang in 1967, it earned universal respect for its astonishing capabilities,” said Joe Conway, Co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International and CEO of Shelby American. “When Shelby American reintroduced the Super Snake in 2007, the world was awed by the 600+ horsepower street legal muscle car. That tradition continues with our newest Shelby Super Snake, which is better in every way. Carroll’s bold spirit lives on through this amazing car.”

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • John John on Apr 09, 2017

    70k on top of a 40k car to get 750 hp? Screw that, Hell cat and new demon do it for so much cheaper. Shelby name on mustangs ruin the pricing of performance.. I wish SVT would make the cobra again..The cost would drop drastically. 03-04 were the last of the real value cobras.

    • James Cudse James Cudse on Jan 16, 2018

      opinionated idiotic comment ^^^^ A Demon and Hellcat lose min. 20-25% of their MSRP value in the 1st year.... and dealers get 5-10k more than sticker. I'm a dealer and see it literally every day... Shelby endorsement does NOTHING but add value to the vehicle with ALL they do to the Mustang

  • I'll be in line for a 2018 Shelby GT500.

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