Shelby American just introduced its 2017 Shelby Super Snake wide body concept, the company’s first concept in over a decade, with a road course focused package that includes new suspension and brake options designed to maximize the car’s extremely wide track.
The wide body concept began with the popular 50th Anniversary Shelby Super Snake. Powered by a supercharged Ford 5.0L V8 engine, Shelby American added a fully adjustable coil over suspension system, bigger brakes, hardened wheel studs, stronger spindles and hubs, as well as a more aggressive wheel and tire package to put all 750 horsepower to the road.
“Adding approximately four inches to the car’s rear track and two and half to the front, opened up new opportunities to maximize handling,” said Vince LaViolette, Shelby American Vice President of Operations and Chief Test Driver. “The fully adjustable coil over suspension and the enormous Brembo braking system, along with wider wheels and tires significantly change the car’s driving dynamics. This provides more grip for later braking and earlier acceleration out of corners. It will deliver more communication to the driver and better absorb track imperfections. The wide body Super Snake concept is every road racer’s dream.”
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