Ford Motor Co. and Shelby Automobiles add yet another specialty Mustang to the ever-growing stable of pony car offerings with the ’08 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake coupe.
The limited-edition Super Snake bumps output from the already-impressive 500 hp produced by the base GT500 to 600 hp.
For customers who don’t mind voiding their warranty, Shelby and his team will tune the supercharged V-8 to a staggering 725 hp, Ford says.
The Super Snake’s performance boost comes courtesy of a combination of performance packs from Ford Racing.
In addition to the power upgrade, the Super Snake gets a performance exhaust system; short-throw shifter; 6-piston brakes with Shelby cast calipers and larger rotors; and a Ford Racing Handling Pack, which includes performance suspension tuning, lowering springs, tuned stabilizer bars and a front strut tower base. Neither pricing nor planned volume has been announced.
The cars will be built at the Shelby Automobiles factory in Las Vegas beginning in late 2007, Ford says.