2012 Shelby GT500 Super Snake

Shelby will unveil its new Super Snake post title package for the 2012 Ford Shelby GT500 at the New York International Auto Show.  With 800 horsepower, the Shelby GT500 Super Snake will be the most powerful American muscle car introduced at the show.  In addition to the Super Snake, Shelby American will also display the limited edition 2012 Shelby GT350 coupe and convertible.

“Shelby American has a rich history at the New York International Auto Show,” said John Luft, president of Shelby American Inc.  “The very first Shelby car was introduced there in 1962, as well as the 1968 and 2008 Shelby GT500KR and the 2006 Shelby Hertz GT-H.  This year, we’re returning with one of the most powerful and important Shelbys ever built.”

Born on the drag strip and road course of Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Shelby American and its partner Ford Racing, created an aggressive suspension and engine package that turns the Ford Shelby GT500 into a world class supercar.  Even more power is available for the 2012 model year.  There will be a limited production of Super Snakes available to customers starting May 1, 2011.

“With more horsepower, the 2012 Shelby GT500 Super Snake is a strong performer both on the road and the track,” noted Gary Patterson, vice president of operations at Shelby American.  “This Super Snake will deliver the driving experience that enthusiasts expect from the Shelby brand.”

The new Super Snake post title package is one of the very few vehicles that generates up to 800 horsepower on pump gas.  Not only is the high performance vehicle legal in 50 states, the unique, limited production supercar allows Shelby fans the opportunity to experience the power of one of America’s legendary muscle cars for under $100,000; this includes the Shelby Super Snake package and the GT500 base vehicle.

The 2012 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake post title package includes:

  • Ford Racing handling pack including dynamic adjustable dampers, lowering springs, tuned stabilizer bars and front strut tower brace
  • An optional Shelby / Eibach handling pack is available
  • 6-speed manual transmission with 3.73:1 rear axle ratio and short-throw shifter
  • The standard tune upgrades power to over 750 HP and 590 ft./lbs. of torque
  • Optional Shelby / Kenne Bell 800 horsepower tune on pump gas
  • Borla exhaust system
  • Shelby-designed Alcoa 20-inch wheels in durabright or anthracite
  • Forged Shelby / Baer brakes with 6 piston calipers and cross drilled / vented rotors
  • Front brake cooling ducts and behind the door side scoops
  • Unique fiberglass hood featuring classic Shelby design and pins
  • Shelby signature Super Snake stripes in either matte black or matte white
  • “Super Snake” vehicle badges and official Shelby CSM interior plate
  • “Shelby” lettering across the rear deck lid
  • Optional two tone leather interior
  • Shelby signature embroidered headrests, floor mats and other Shelby designed components

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  1. my cousin has a 2008 shelby gt 500 and his has about 680 at the crank. this new super snake is a beast. i mean 800 hp on regular gas is just amazing!

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  3. I want that car Soooo badly I would rather have this than…. A Klondike bar. Haha. Another reason why dodge and chevy (the company’s that rely on copying Ford) suck. =D

  4. all i have to say is OMG i think I’m in LOVE. forget guys give me that beast and let me go. it is the perfect power house of a machine i have ever layed eyes on i mean come on 800 horsepower and the torque and to beat it all is a manual. OK there’s no thinkin about it i am in LOVE 

  5. all i have to say is OMG i think I’m in LOVE. forget guys give me that beast and let me go. it is the perfect power house of a machine i have ever layed eyes on i mean come on 800 horsepower and the torque and to beat it all is a manual. OK there’s no thinkin about it i am in LOVE 

  6. I wonder why someone would pay $90,000 for a car that can’t even plant its “800″ horsepower on the ground…. Why don’t you just go buy a nice Z06 and suck the windshield out of any mustang on the road. I own a 2007 Mustang GT but I’m still a Corvette lover:)

    • Guess if I owned a 4.6 GT…. I’d be bitter too!! You poor “GT” boys are gettn’ spanked by 3.7 v6′s now, or should I say that I “suck the windshield out of them”… hehehehehehe

    • this car has been tested as faster then even the Zr1 so get your cheaply made corvette out of here

  7. velho ese carro e muito elite meu sonho e ter um mustang shelby acho muito file pra mim  o melhor carro de todos os tempos ate hj

  8. 800 horsepower!!!!!!!   I mean, o my god. The new Lamborghini that is claimed to have more horsepower and a higher top speed than any other Lamborghini has over 150 less horse power than the new super snake. 800 horsepower on regular pump gas is just amazing. And plus it is street legal in every state. Plus, it looks extremely cool. That’s a dang good deal for just under 100 grand.

    • Thats nice that it has more power but it’s still not as fast it doesn’t handle anywhere near as well and the Lambo still looks and sounds better, and the way that price tag is looking it won’t be long before it cost more as well.

  9. That car looks amazing and 800bhp is a lot but I would think with all that power they would improve everything else like the suspension, I know it’s nice how every year Ford decides to up the power in the Mustang but they just don’t improve anything else it’s just stupid and it’s why this car fails to be any good, it’s all power and no handling. And if thats going to be the case then it has to be affordable which it now is not $90000 is a lot especially if you buying a Mustang, so pretty much it’s fast in a strait line but not that fast, and it sucks at everything else because it hasn’t been improved any where else it’s more power and nothing to control it. Thats my opinion and for that much money it’s not worth buying. Looks nice though.

    • Your not the only one but I’m going to say this on yours (sorry)
      If you used those reading skills you would notice that the super snake gt500 has

      Ford Racing handling pack including dynamic adjustable dampers, lowering springs, tuned stabilizer bars and front strut tower brace.
      6-speed manual transmission with 3.73:1 rear axle ratio and short-throw shifter
      Borla exhaust system
      Forged Shelby / Baer brakes with 6 piston calipers and cross drilled / vented rotors
      Front brake cooling ducts and behind the door side scoops

      That was all copied and pasted from the site, it has the suspension, it has the brakes, in terms of handling and power to ground this car is goody for a stock car.

  10. Ok , so here is what alot of people get mistaken about .. they say ..
    it has so much power that it cant put its 800 hp on the ground because there is too much torque and the springs cant handle the power blah blah blah..
    well if u can afford a ford , you can afford good tires that car suck the wheel spins and put it all down to the ground.. you’ll do good in 1/4 miles ..
    i wonder what would happen if u fill it with racing fuel , rofl !! 800 hp on pump gas..!!!!!!!!!!

  11. any  corvette lovers shouldn’t be on the mustang website. go suck you girlfriend and cancel you mustang account

  12. you not gonna sale cars that way under 100.000 you like them cars a hole lot they are nice car not for that price

  13. Well it’s not going to be as fast beacuse it’s not a Lamborghini or Ferrari or Bugatti or other supercars that have 800 hp or close to that much power that actually go as fast as to how much hp they have.
    IT IS A MUSCLE CAR the hole point of a muscle car is to have insane power and very aggressive on the track and street in my not handle well cuz it’s a muscle not a exotic car that’s all wheel drive and the mother in the middle of the car, now if it was all wheel drive and a mide moter vehicle now then that’s a different story.

  14. I wouldnt touch a chevy they cant even run their own company govermant had to come in and Help them they make stupid cars they cant sell and as far as Dodge goes Fiat had to bail them out but Ford owns the controling shares of Fiat!!!!  

  15. this just proves who the best in the world is when it comes to getting the most out of any engine given to them……..5.8L in the GT 500 getting 650horse stock then you take it and get even more horse power HOLY CRAP, yep i see myself in trouble with this car