Shelby debuts 2013 GT-500 Super Snake Wide Body

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Today at the Detroit Auto Show, Shelby American unveiled a new 850 horsepower 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake “Wide Body” version of their popular post-title package. The striking new Wide Body is an additional option to the already supremely aggressive Super Snake program.

The skunk works at Shelby start with a stock 662 horsepower 2013 GT500 and increase output to 850 horsepower and retains 50 state emissions. The addition of the Wide Body option gives you huge 13” wide rear wheels to help put that power to the pavement – something that is sorely needed with this car.

“Now with 13 inch rear and 10 inch front wheels that are wrapped in serious rubber, the car launches and handles like the super car it is,” says Gary Davis, vice president of production at Shelby American. The optional wide body package isn’t just a cosmetic change, it now gives the Super Snake much more traction and makes it easy to exploit the Shelby’s potential right past the competition.”

The new 2013 Shelby GT-500 Super Snake package starts at $28,995 (plus your 2013 GT-500) for the starting point which retains the 662 horsepower engine configuration, but adds all the suspension, wheel, and appearance items. Upgrading to the 850 horsepower SuperSnake package is $39,995, adding the wide body option is an additional $14,995 on top of either.

So if you start with a fully loaded 2013 Shelby GT-500 which is already $65,000 you can be well over $100,000 if you go all the way. You can choose your own stripe colors luckily, which include Satin Black, Gloss White, Silver, Blue and Red.

2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake Post-title Package Specifications

850 Horsepower Wide Body Street Edition

Shelby/Ford Racing Whipple 850 HP Supercharger – Black Finish (850 HP Package)
Shelby Performance Radiator
Shelby Performance Heat Exchanger
Shelby Performance Cooling Tanks
Shelby/Wilwood Front & Rear Brake Kit
Shelby Front Brake Duct Cooling Kit
20” Shelby Super Snake 3 Piece Billet Forged Wheels
Michelin Performance Tires
Shelby Upgraded Suspension Package
Shelby Rear Panhard Bar
Shelby Caster Camber Plate Kit
Shelby White Ball Short Throw Shifter
Shelby/Borla Axle-Back Muffler Kit
Shelby Super Snake Hood
Shelby Carbon Fiber Front Splitter
CSM Numbered Dash Plaque & Engine Plate
Super Snake Billet Aluminum Badging
Shelby Super Snake Fender Emblems
Shelby Faux Rear Cap
Shelby Deck Lid Lettering
Super Snake Stripe Kit (available in Gloss White, Matte Black, Silver or Azure Blue)
Shelby Super Snake Upper Mesh Grille Insert
Rear Quarter Window Side Scoops or Paint Matched Block-Offs
Billet Fluid Engine Cap Kit & Dip Stick
Interior A-Pillar Pod & Gauges
Super Snake Embroidered Headrest Covers (for non Recaro Seats)
Super Snake Lit Door Sill Plates
Shelby Wide Body Kit Conversion Kit (optional)
Shelby Wide Body Kit Rear Only Conversion (optional)
Shelby Aluminum Watts Link Rear Suspension (optional)
Shelby/Ford Racing Suspension Sway Bar Kit (optional)
Museum Delivery Program (Optional)

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