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2012 Shelby GT500 ‘Super Snake’ with 800 HP to be unveiled at New York Auto Show

April 7, 2011 Mustang News 11 Comments


At this years New York Auto Show Shelby American will debut its new ‘Super Snake’ post title package for the 2012 Ford Shelby GT500.  This time around the Super Snake post title package will boast a mind boggling 800 horsepower, an increase of 50 horsepower over last years package.

“Shelby American has a rich history at the New York International Auto Show,” said John Luft, president of Shelby American Inc. “The very first Shelby car was introduced there in 1962, as well as the 1968 and 2008 Shelby GT500KR and the 2006 Shelby Hertz GT-H. This year, we’re returning with one of the most powerful and important Shelbys ever built.”

Born on the drag strip and road course of Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Shelby American and its partner Ford Racing, created an aggressive suspension and engine package that turns the Ford Shelby GT500 into a world class supercar. Even more power is available for the 2012 model year.  There will be a limited production of Super Snakes available to customers starting May 1, 2011.

“With more horsepower, the 2012 Shelby GT500 Super Snake is a strong performer both on the road and the track,” noted Gary Patterson, vice president of operations at Shelby American. “This Super Snake will deliver the driving experience that enthusiasts expect from the Shelby brand.”

The new Super Snake post title package is one of the very few vehicles that generates up to 800 horsepower on pump gas. Not only is the high performance vehicle legal in 50 states, the unique, limited production supercar allows Shelby fans the opportunity to experience the power of one of America’s legendary muscle cars for under $100,000; this includes the Shelby Super Snake package and the GT500 base vehicle.

The 2012 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake post title package includes:

  • Ford Racing handling pack including dynamic adjustable dampers, lowering springs, tuned stabilizer bars and front strut tower brace
  • An optional Shelby / Eibach handling pack is available
  • 6-speed manual transmission with 3.73:1 rear axle ratio and short-throw shifter
  • The standard tune upgrades power to over 750 HP and 590 ft./lbs. of torque
  • Optional Shelby / Kenne Bell 800 horsepower tune on pump gas
  • Borla exhaust system
  • Shelby-designed Alcoa 20-inch wheels in durabright or anthracite
  • Forged Shelby / Baer brakes with 6 piston calipers and cross drilled / vented rotors
  • Front brake cooling ducts and behind the door side scoops
  •  Unique fiberglass hood featuring classic Shelby design and pins
  • Shelby signature Super Snake stripes in either matte black or matte white
  • “Super Snake” vehicle badges and official Shelby CSM interior plate
  • “Shelby” lettering across the rear deck lid
  • Optional two tone leather interior
  • Shelby signature embroidered headrests, floor mats and other Shelby designed components

Customers can build their dream Shelby Super Snake online with Shelby American’s new “Build-One” car building program at http://shelbyamerican.com/buildhome.asp.

The 2012 Shelby GT350 coupe and convertible will also be exhibited at the Shelby American booth, #1325, during the New York Auto Show. The 2012 model year car is offered in two new body colors, Race Red and Kona Blue. Those interested in a Shelby GT500 Super Snake or Shelby GT350 should call (702) 942-7325 or log onto www.shelbyamerican.com.

Currently there are "11 comments" on this Article:

  1. Annoymous says:

    It only available in manual. No sale for me. I want DCT or an automatic for that money. 6 speed is obsolete. Only the old gizzlers are going to jump on this 800 hp Mustang.

    • Fools Need Not Apply says:

      Only a girl wants a sports car with a automatic! Go get yourself a Golf Cart, you don’t even deserve to be LOOKING at the picture of such a fine automobile!

  2. John says:

    Dear Annoymous,

    Another slap happy punk who just doesn’t get it. Maybe you should keep yourself in your “comfort” zone…go out an buy yourself a Lexus. Duh!!

    • Vpats says:

      Great come-back, John. Thumbs up!

      This old gizzier gets it, loves it and desires it. I suppose this guy could wait, I hear that the government is going to reopen Schwinn bicycles under the trade name US Schwinn when gas is up to $8 per gallon ..

  3. mustang shelby says:

    OH MY GOD!! its my dream car mustang is perfect. They make the best cars 800HP out of the gates super charged! I can’t find one for sale so im trying

    • GK Kerr says:

      Masterpiece Classic Cars has a 2012 triple black Super Snake with just 78 miles on the odometer on offer. Call if we can be of service……….My cell # is 724-996-1288 GK Kerr VP Masterpiece Classic Cars

  4. John says:

    Can You Switch It To Automatic With Some After-Market Purchase??
    Cant Do Stick

  5. eric says:

    $100,000 it is less than i fourt but too much for me.
    mabe one day i already got $33.39

  6. travis says:

    it would be good for shelbys to not be in auto

  7. Joosens says:

    Het Guys

    Im from belgium , i would like to buy a New mustang GT500 super snake 2011-2012

    I have been looking around New York , but where can i find à dealer . I really would have one of THE 50 birthday of shelby , THE Black one , but there are olny 50 pièces en i think it wil be diffilcult te get it to belgium



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