Most people aren’t of this, but in 2008 Carroll Shelby’s Special Performance Plant in Las Vegas Nevada opened up its doors to those who wanted to revamp their 2007 Shelby GT500 Mustangs and have it turned into a Super Snake. The cost was a whopping $28k but that didn’t dissuade the real enthusiasts! The Shelby Super Snake is modeled after the GT500 Super Snake from the 1967 model year, which was actually developed for Goodyear Tires by Carroll Shelby himself. It has a manly 605 horsepower 5.4 liter twin-screw supercharged version that boasts 725 horsepower, and goes zero to sixty in about 3.5 seconds.
The 2012 Shelby Super Snake also has a couple extra cool features to beef up the handling, performance, and of course cosmetic changes. The include carbon fiber front splitter and skirts, a gauge pod, 3.73 differential gears, larger 6-piston Baer brakes, badging, aluminum driveshaft, fibreglass ram-air Super Snake hood, complete track setup suspension, front and rear brake cooling ducts, 20″ Alcoa wheels, stripes and cat-back exhaust system.
Prudhomme Edition Super Snake (2009 – present)
For the 2007 thru 2012 Shelby GT500 models, a limited edition drag racing package was introduced and named after the legendary Don Prudhomme. If fed the right 93 octane fuel, it metered in at 750 horsepower and registered at 800 horsepower when given race fuel. The package was priced at, wait for it, $100k…and that doesn’t include the car, just the package! So what did it include? Oh, just a modified air intake popping out of the hood in the tilt front end, side lower rockers, a Borla side exhaust system, a five-point Impact safety harness, a Whipple supercharger, drag tires with optional street tires and front and rear adjustable BMR racing suspension.