Things are getting crazy at Shelby American. This week, Shelby unveiled the long-awaited 750-plus horsepower 2015 Shelby Super Snake. It’s the first Super Snake available with an automatic transmission and it will only build 300 of them for the 2015 model year at $50,000 a pop, in addition to the cost of the Ford Mustang GT.
“When Shelby American introduced the 605-horsepower Super Snake in 2007, the car became an instant sensation,” said Joe Conway, CEO of Shelby American and co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International. “The new Super Snake is even better because the all-new Ford Mustang is such a terrific platform for the iconic muscle car. By working closely with our partners at Ford Performance, Weld Racing, Michelin, Carbon by Design and Whipple and Kenne Bell superchargers, the 2015 Shelby Super Snake is an amazing car with world-class performance.”
Each 2015 Shelby Super Snake begins as a Ford Mustang GT with a 5.0 liter V8 and Ford Performance supercharger connected to a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. Shelby also adds Ford Performance suspension components, a throaty Borla exhaust, WELD Racing Super Snake 20” wheels shod with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires and seat-belt-tightening-6-piston Wilwood brakes.
Options include a more powerful supercharger, as well as a better-performing intercooler and heat exchanger system, all designed to produce more than 750- horsepower on pump gas.