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Jun 16

Gallery: The 2015 Shelby GT500 Super Snake In All Its Glory

Super Snake GT500 - 2015Does  a 750+ horsepower, pump gas powered 2015 Shelby sound good to you? Yes? Well you got it–the Shelby Super Snake is back. 

As if the new S550 platform wasn’t exciting enough, Shelby American’s Super Snake is back for the 2015 model year. This Super Snake was designed with us fans in mind as well as our fellow car nuts overseas. The 2015 will also mark the first time the Super Snake has an automatic transmission option. Key word “option”. Don’t worry, the six speed from before wasn’t eliminated–It’s an option as well.

How many of these monsters are they building?

Only 300 of these beauties are available, fewer than the 2014 by 200, and with the international market involved, getting your hands on one might be a bit difficult. The small numbers certainly won’t stop anyone from building their own dream serpent on Shelby American’s site. Like the previous snakes, there are two options available to prospective buyers. The first is a 650+ horsepower variant in the $50k range, and the second is a 750+ horsepower model in the $55k range (not including the base Mustang GT). Both builds are designed to run on pump gas.

Styling worthy of the Super Snake Badge

The exterior gets the iconic Super Snake styled hood in carbon fiber along with a number of other carbon fiber add-ons: a front splitter, rocker panels with aero blades, a rear diffuser, a rear spoiler, taillight panel, and mirror covers. The interior has a host of amenities as well. A carbon fiber gauge pod, a short throw shifter from Ford Performance, and other accents bearing the Shelby name.

On the drivetrain side of things, Shelby American is sticking with Wilwood’s 6 piston front brake setup and Ford Performance’s suspension and handling mods. Ford Performance’s supercharger also gets to stick around for the 650 horsepower snake, and the engine will roar through a Borla exhaust accented with Shelby tips. Lastly, Shelby American opted for light weight, one piece forged Weld Racing rims shoed with Michelin tires.

So what does the extra five grand get you? A more powerful supercharger for one (remember Whipple and Kenne Bell?). This 750 horsepower model is more track oriented than its brother, and to quote Akos J. Feher, Shelby American’s Vice President of Operations:

After extensive testing and development on the racetrack and street, we feel that this is our best supercharger performing and sounding, muscle car to date.

The extra money also goes into a rear brake upgrade, a four piston Wilwood set, differential and transmission coolers, caster/camber plates, and racing seats complete with 5-point harnesses. If you’re planning on showing this beast off at the track, we’d say these are must-haves.

The Super Snake has come a long way when you consider the 2007 variant packed 605HP from the factory–certainly nothing to shake a stick at–while the 2015 now has over 100HP more and still runs on pump gas. IF there’s one seal of approval necessary to salute the engineering feat that is the Super Snake, it would be the late Carroll Shelby himself.

Carroll would have loved this car.” – Gary Schechner, Shelby American Vice President of Marketing

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