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Shelby American unleashes a new Super Snake based on the 2015 Mustang

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Shelby American

With the demise—or at least hiatus—of Ford’s headlining power-adder Mustang, the Shelby GT500, you might have wondered if we had seen the last Shelby Super Snake for a while. Well, wonder no longer. Shelby American has just pulled the covers off of a next generation Super Snake and it’s based on the everyman’s 2015 Mustang GT—just like the 2015 Shelby GT we recently told you about.

As if to tempt your author, the Shelby Super Snake is laden with a generous dose of carbon fiber bodywork, including the rear diffuser, the rear spoiler, the taillight panel, and the rocker panels.
As if to tempt your author, the Shelby Super Snake is laden with a generous dose of carbon fiber bodywork, including the rear diffuser, the rear spoiler, the taillight panel, and the rocker panels.

Certainly today’s Mustang GT is no slouch, and by the time Shelby is finished upgrading it, the GT certainly qualifies as super. The company takes a new Mustang GT with either an automatic or manual transmission and adds a host of aesthetic and performance mods to create the new Super Snake.

“When Shelby American introduced the 605 horsepower Super Snake in 2007, the car became an instant sensation,” Joe Conway, CEO of Shelby American and co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International, said. “The new Super Snake is even better because the all new Ford Mustang is such a terrific platform for the iconic muscle car. By working closely with our partners at Ford Performance, Weld Racing, Michelin, Carbon by Design and Whipple and Kenne Bell superchargers, the 2015 Shelby Super Snake is an amazing car with world-class performance.”

While the Ford Performance TVS supercharger is the standard configuration on the new Super Snake, you can opt to push your special Shelby to 750 horsepower with the addition of a Kenne Bell or Whipple supercharger.
While the Ford Performance 2.3-liter TVS supercharger is the standard configuration on the new Super Snake, you can opt to push your special Shelby to 750 horsepower with the addition of a Kenne Bell or Whipple (pictured) supercharger.

Yes, the new Super Snake is definitely supercharged. It comes standard with one of Ford Performance’s 2.3-liter TVS supercharger systems. It also wears a number of other Ford Performance upgrades, including an exhaust, heavy-duty halfshafts, 3.73 gears, a short-throw shifter, and a handling pack.

“Shelby American and the Ford team took the terrific Mustang to new extremes in the car’s performance capabilities,” Henry Ford III, Ford Performance marketing manager, said. “The close relationship between Ford Racing and Shelby demonstrates our ability to work together to deliver some of the most exciting Mustangs ever built. The Shelby Super Snake is another example of how we are developing the kind of cars that enthusiasts want.”

In addition to the Shelby badging, a host of carbon fiber upgrades—hood, front splitter, and mirror covers set the Super Snake apart from the run-of-the-mill Mustang GT. It also features unique, black-anodized front grilles and signature Super Snake stripes.
In addition to the Shelby badging, a host of carbon fiber upgrades—hood, front splitter, and mirror covers—set the Super Snake apart from the run-of-the-mill Mustang GT. It also features unique, black-anodized front grilles and signature Super Snake stripes.

And if the kind of car you want isn’t just a standard Super Snake, then there are plenty of options to make yours even more special. You can add a differential cooler, a transmission cooler, larger rear brakes, and adjustable rear control arms. Of course, if more is just right, you can boost your Super Snake to 750 horsepower with a Whipple or Kenne Bell supercharger.

While Wilwood front brakes are standard, you can add optional Wilwood four-piston rear brakes to fill out those sweet Weld wheels wrapped in Michelin tires.
While Wilwood front brakes are standard, you can add optional Wilwood four-piston rear brakes to fill out those sweet Weld wheels wrapped in Michelin tires.

“The latest evolution of the Shelby Super Snake is based on developing the most road-and track-capable Mustang we’ve ever built, from the suspension to the bodywork and choice in high performance superchargers,” Shelby American Vice President of Operations, Akos J. Feher, added. “We saw this as a great opportunity to create the type of car that appeals to both the traditional Shelby Super Snake owner, as well as to the driver who demands world-class handling with stellar braking and higher horsepower capabilities. It is a refined car with a premium, quality feel. After extensive testing and development on the racetrack and street, we feel that this is our best performing and sounding supercharged muscle car to date.”

Shelby American is set to build 300 Super Snakes, which start a $49,995 on top of what your 2015 Mustang costs. If you want to custom build you own, you can head over to the company’s site and design your dream Snake. Browse the official brochure here to get a head start on your order.

For more on the Super Snake, check out this walkaround video…

The Mod List

Exterior
  • Carbon fiber super snake hood
  • Carbon fiber front splitter
  • Carbon fiber rocker panels with aero blades
  • Carbon fiber rear diffuser
  • Carbon fiber rear spoiler
  • Carbon fiber taillight panel
  • Carbon fiber mirror covers
  • Black anodized front grille and lower front grille
  • Super Snake racing stripes
  • Shelby Super Snake external badging
Interior
  • Ford Performance short-throw shifter
  • Carbon fiber gauge pod with three gauges
  • CSM badging
  • Super Snake headrest covers
  • Shelby floor mats
  • Shelby sill plates
  • Shelby engine caps
Drivetrain
  • Ford Performance supercharger
  • Ford Performance halfshafts
  • Ford Performance Handling Pack
  • Ford Performance 3.73 gears
  • Weld Racing Staggered 20-inch wheels with Michelin tires
  • Wilwood six-piston front brakes
  • Ford Performance by Borla Exhaust with Shelby tips
Optional Equipment
  • 750-plus-horsepower Whipple or Kenne Bell supercharger
  • Differential- and transmission-cooling kits
  • Wilwood four-piston rear brake kit
  • Adjustable rear control arm
  • Brake duct kit
  • Camber/Caster plates
  • Upholstery upgrade
  • Racing seats
  • Five-point harness
  • Shelby engine cover
  • Carbon fiber latch cover

2015 Shelby Super Snake Gallery

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