Shelby Super Snake Offers An 830-HP Ford Mustang For Only 250 People

The S650 Mustang now has its own Shelby Super Snake.

Shelby American will offer two powertrains for the updated Super Snake: its take on the 5.0-liter N/A Coyote V8 offered by the Mustang making 430 horsepower or a supercharged version producing a much more Super Snake-worthy 830 horses. Regardless of your engine choice, the limited 250-car run will feature a host of unique updates to complement the engine updates.

These include a Shebly-tuned suspension setup, a Brola exhaust, and better cooling to help keep the two engine options within their operating ranges. Shelby will also update the Mutang’s brakes for both powertrains given the extra grunt. Two transmission choices accompany the engines- either an automatic or a six-speed. Opt for the latter (as you should) and Shelby installs a short-throw shifter with a single-piece driveshaft. We imagine the extra crisp shifts and new driveshaft make both engines feel extremely immediate.

Of course, there are aesthetics to differentiate the Super Snake, which is offered in coupe or ‘vert format, from more base Mustangs. The tuner will fit huge 20-inch forged magnesium wheels- these take about 36 pounds off the curb weight- with some stickier-than-stock rubber. An aluminum hood, carbon fenders, bumper, grille, rockers, and lower diffuser also reduce weight while adding some visual interest. Coupes benefit from a wing made of the same, while the ‘vert sees a ducktail wing. Inside, Shelby touches include a numbered dash plaque, embroidered seats and floor mats, Super Snake door sill plates, and a Shelby shift knob (on the manual only).

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Chase Bierenkoven
Chase Bierenkoven

Chase is an automotive journalist with years of experience in the industry. He writes for outlets like Edmunds and AutoGuide, among many others. When not writing, Chase is in front of the camera over at The Overrun, his YouTube channel run alongside his friend and co-host Jobe Teehan. If he's not writing reviews of the latest in cars or producing industry coverage, Chase is at home in the driver's seat of his own (usually German) sports cars.

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  • JJW JJW on Apr 19, 2024

    Did I miss the price? Also curious, not that it would affect my decision, but what is the mpg?