For the good people over at Shelby American, you can never have too much horsepower! Just last year, we saw the unveiling of the 2012 Mustang GT500 Super Snake that had a whopping 800hp. But this year, the New York Auto Show will have on display the brand new 2013 Shelby Mustang Super Snake weighing in at an astounding 1000hp! To get a bit more technical, the street legal version of the SHelby 1000 will actually have 950hp, while the track-only model will boast 1,100 hp.
How does the new Shelby Mustang pack such a punch? Well, Ford decided to load it with it’s 5.4-liter V8 engine, including new pistons, rods and crank. In addition to some Shelby Mustang secret sauce, the crew upgraded the cooling and exhaust systems and changed out the supercharger. And naturally, with all this new vroom, the team improved upon its stopping and handling capabilities. Just how did they accomplish this? By adding 4 pistons in the rear and 6 in the front, along with new struts on the suspension, bushings and sway bars. The new Mustang also has a solid driveshaft which is connect to a nine inch rear end.
Clearly the new Shelby 1000 is shaping up to be the speediest, most powerful Mustang ever built. So, how much does it cost you ask? The 950hp street legal Shelby Mustang comes in at a whopping $150,000…and thats for the base model. If you want to the track only 1100hp with all the fixin’s, you’ll be shelling out $200,000 for that bad boy! And as usual, make sure to get one ASAP as they are limited and officially numbered by Shelby America.
Finally, the 2013 Shelby Mustang 1000 has some new style features like its rear panel & splitter and a sleek, aerodynamic hood.