2013 Shelby GT-500 Super Snake hits mid 10′s

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It wasn’t that long ago, a thirteen or fourteen-second (quarter mile) car in terms of something off a showroom floor was a big deal. And in many places, it still is. This is why we shake our heads as Shelby American today released its quarter mile report for 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake.

Staying true to the Shelby name, the new 850 horsepower Super Snake produced a series of mid ten-second quarter mile runs in excess of 135 mph at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, FL.

An independent test driver says that, “the 2013 Super Snake is one of the most amazing Mustangs we’ve driven and is the fastest and most responsive Mustang we’ve tested to date. It makes every bit of the advertised 850 horsepower, and we put it to the test on the track. It produced a series of mid-10-second runs at over 135 mph, which is staggering performance for a 50-state-legal, emission compliant vehicle. Our best run clocked a 10.66 second time at 137 mph with Nitto NT555R street tires.”

It must be quite a hand full, as when we tested the stock 2013 Shelby GT500 with 662 horsepower just a couple months ago, it was so powerful that a good deal of skill was required to keep it in a straight line.

The Super Snake adds a Ford Racing Whipple or optional Kenne Bell supercharger with a finely tuned suspension package and Shelby performance cooling package to up the power to 850 and keep it on the ground.

“The 2013 Super Snake’s impressive quarter mile test numbers, using pump gas and street tires, ranks it among the fastest production cars available,” said John Luft, president of Shelby American. “But it’s more than just raw power and ridged track performance. Owners can drive this car every day with its docile and comfortable ride in normal traffic situations.”


The independent tester added that, “with a drag race setup the Super Snake would likely produce quarter mile runs in the nine second range, yet it maintains all the comfort and features of any new Shelby. Even the Launch Control worked flawlessly. Clutch actuation is smooth and precise and the suspension provides enhanced performance without sacrificing ride quality.”

The 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake is post-title package which starts at $28,995.00 for the 662 horsepower version and $39,995.00 for the 850 horsepower model, plus your 2013 Shelby GT-500. Only 500 of these cars will be built, all at the Shelby American factory in Las Vegas.

More information www.shelbyamerican.com.

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