Auto News: Shelby American Unveils 750+ HP Super Snake

2015 Shelby Super Snake

FORD MUSTANG GT SHELBY SUPER SNAKE

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.


HOLLYWOOD RIDES UP FOR AUCTION

Some cool Hollywood rides, including “KITT”, “Hell’s Chariot” and “Bo’s General Lee” are headed to the auction block later this month at the Julien’s Auctions Hollywood Legends event on June 26-27.

KITT: The last fully intact Knight Industries Two-Thousand, better known as “KITT” from “Knight Rider” is expected to go for between $200,000-$300,000. The black 1982 Pontiac Trans Am T-top looks to be in excellent condition for a three-decade old car. It’s fully decked out with its original, high tech for the era interior, which features LED instruments, twin CRT displays, so many buttons, a pistol grip steering wheel, and rich velour bucket seats. It comes with call sheets that detail when it was used in the show.

“GREASE” HELL’S CHARIOT:

The “Hell’s Chariot” Custom is the 1949 Mercury Series 9CM  featured throughout the 1978 motion picture “Grease”. The Merc was originally built and customized by Eddie Paul of Customs by Eddie Paul to create the Scorpions gang’s signature convertible. It’s signed by Olivia Newton-John and is estimated to fetch between $400,000-$600,000.

“BO’S GENERAL LEE”: A “Dukes of Hazzard” Dodge Charger built by series star John Schneider will also be on the auction block.  The 1969 model has “01” painted on the side doors and “Bo’s General  Lee” painted above the windows. It’s estimated to  go for between $200,000 to $300,000. Schneider built four such cars and this is one of them accompanied by a letter of authenticity signed by Schneider stating the he built and owned the car.

Photo Credit:  Shelby American
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