Wednesday, July 1, 2009

New Reveal : 2010 Ford-Shelby GT500 Super Snake

This is it; the Mustang we were all waiting for. In every Ford Mustang generation, Shelby tunes the 'Stang, and come up with the GT500. However, for enthusiasts that aren't satisfied with the already so-powerful GT500, there is always the Super Snake edition. Super Snake, means that this is the fastest Shelby they ever produced!
In the cosmetic department, Shelby brings in all the GT500 body kit, and adds fiberglass hood with a 'beast-like' larger air scoop, specific stripes, numerous carbon fiber body components like the side skirts, sequential tail lights, quarter window scoops and of course, and new 20-inch alloy rims shod in Pirelli P-Zero rubber. For the interior, the basic Super Snake package adds center gauge cluster, satin door lock instruments and headrests embroidered with the Shelby logo which also appears on the center console.
Now, Super Snake has to get a lot more power than the 'standard' GT500, which it does. Shelby will be offering two models in the Super Snake line - which both get re-tuned supercharged 5.4L V8, with either 630 hp, or the most exciting, 725 hp. Ford didn't announce any numbers yet, but surely, both cars will be extremely fast!
To reign in all that added power, Shelby engineers enhanced the suspension and the brakes. The Super Snake package adds a race-spec suspension system with adjustable dampers, a short throw shifter and a Baer brake system with 6 piston calipers and cross drilled and ventilated discs. Customers can also ask for a more 'hardcore' Eibach handling pack.
The cost for all this? Well, the 'base' GT500 is $45,000. The Super Snake package with 630 hp adds another $29,495. As for the ultimate 725 hp, this Super Snake package adds $33,495 for the total kit. Exclusivity of each unit will be assured as a limited number of Super Snakes will be built at the Shelby’s Las Vegas facility starting later this August.

Source : [Ford]

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