50th Anniversary Shelby Super Snake debuts at Barrett-Jackson

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At the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Collector Car Auction, Shelby American unveiled their 50th Anniversary edition Shelby Super Snake Mustang with the help of Team Shelby enthusiasts.

The ceremony hosted by Ford Performance in their booth at the Westworld Scottsdale venue was jamb packed with Team Shelby owners and enthusiasts alongside the build and design team for the car itself.

After Craig Jackson of Barrett-Jackson and Aaron Shelby spoke briefly about the moment, Shelby American president Gary Patterson presided over the pulling of the cover and reveal of the company’s newest baby.

Up to 500 50th Anniversary edition Shelby Super Snake post-title packages will be offered for the current-generation Mustang with a lower price now starting at $69,995 for a complete car.

To be offered globally through an increasing number of new Shelby American “mod shops”, the post-title package itself begins at $36,795 plus your Mustang GT, and offering performance as blistering as 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds.

The latter time comes courtesy of the top option Kenne Bell or Whipple supercharged 5.0 V8 good for 750 horsepower. The base powertrain is a bit more modest at a 670 horsepower rating but a significant bump over the stock Mustang GT none the less.

Setting the new 50th Anniversary Super Snake apart is a new body package made of molded PVC including a redesigned hood, sill rockers, rear spoiler, a more aggressive splitter front and rear. A new SHELBY rear tail panel and diffuser bring a more detailed look.

New wheel designs give a window to larger and more powerful Wilwood brakes. With the latest suspension upgrades from Ford Performance to tighten up the chassis Shelby tells us it can pull 1.2g on the skid pad in cornering.

The Super Snake is available in all Ford factory colors since you provide the car. Stripes come standard as vinyl but optional are ones painted along with a laundry list of upgrades inside and out in addition to hardware that can push you well over the $100,000 mark.

As with all Shelby American packages, each of the 500 available 50th Anniversary Super Snake is assigned a Shelby serial number and the car added to the Shelby Registry. Under the hood is a signed plaque by the craftsmen who build your car.

Full 2017 50th Anniversary Super Snake Specifications

Performance (ptional 750+ HP supercharger and an automatic transmission)

0-60 mph: 3.5 seconds
Quarter mile: 10.9 seconds
Skip pad: 1.2g

Suspension:

Exclusive Ford Performance / Shelby spec dampers, sway bars, springs and bushings
20” Forged Aluminum Wheels, black or polished
Shelby spec performance tires

Brakes:

Wilwood 6 piston calipers on floating rotors (front) and 4 piston calipers (rear)
Shelby exclusive brake/bearing duct cooling system

Engine:

670 horsepower supercharger
Engine cap set
Engine compartment plaque signed by the build team will be affixed under the hood

Exterior:

Shelby Engineered body components: hood, grilles, rockers, rocker splitters, front splitter, rear spoiler, rear tail panel, rear diffuser and lower rear splitter
Shelby Exclusive Integrated LED fog/marker/turn-signal lamp assemblies
50th anniversary badges and stripes

Interior:

Anniversary logos on the seats and floor mats
Special door sill plates
Gauge cluster with exclusive Shelby by Autometer wireless gauges
Official Shelby Serial number on a dash plaque

Optional Items:

750+ horsepower option includes:

750+ horsepower supercharger (choice of Whipple or Kenne Bell)
Shelby extreme cooling package
Ford Performance half shafts
One-piece drive shaft
Ford Performance wheel studs

Performance:

Ford Performance half shafts
Shelby extreme cooling system (includes radiator and overflow tank)
One-piece drive shaft
Short throw shifter
3:73 gears
Ford Performance wheel studs
Shelby track tuned adjustable suspension
Shelby coil covers

Exterior:

Painted stripes
Stripe delete (side stripe is mandatory for all models)

Interior:

Shelby by Katzkin leather seat option upgrade
4 point roll bar (harnesses installed by customer)
Rear seat delete
Convertible light bar

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