50th Anniversary 2017 Shelby Super Snake Unveiled!

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    It’s been 50 years since the first “Super Snake” and now Shelby American Inc. has just commemorated the anniversary of the legendary vehicle with the all-new 50th Anniversary 2017 Shelby Super Snake, unveiled today in the Ford Performance booth at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction.

    Shelby American will be building only 500 of the 50th anniversary Super Snakes at a new lower price which not only earns you an individually assigned Shelby serial number and a seat in the official Shelby Registry, but more importantly, a seat in a historical nameplate that now comes with more base performance content than any other Super Snake in history.

    The 2017 Super Snake delivers 670HP (with a larger supercharger option to bring it to 750HP) and many first-to-market parts made in conjunction with Ford Performance including exclusive Ford/Shelby spec dampers, sway bars, springs and bushings all working together to refine the handling capabilities of the independent rear suspension. You also get upgraded Shelby-exclusive brakes with massive calipers and a brake/bearing duct cooling system.

    The exterior adds subtle refinement (much needed in our opinion) with a tasteful makeover courtesy of Shelby engineered show-and-go parts featuring a new hood, rockers, rear spoilers, front and rocker splitters, front grilles, Shelby exclusive integrated LED fog, marker and turn-signal lamp assemblies, rear tail panel and rear diffuser assembly. As expected, 50th anniversary Super Snake badges, emblems and stripes adorn the vehicle’s exterior and interior. It's clear that Shelby American has taken customer feedback to heart and it shows, as this is easily one of the best looking Shelby Mustangs in recent memory.

    The sum total is a vehicle that has been engineered for impressive track and road capabilities, which when properly optioned and riding on Michelin street legal tires is capable of 0 to 60 miles-per-hour in 3.5 seconds and blazing through the quarter mile in just 10.9 seconds on pump gasoline. It also can deliver an impressive 1.2g on the skid pad.

    The cost of the Shelby Super Snake package is $36,795 which means the complete post-title Mustang GT converted vehicle will run you just under $70,000.

    “The 2017 Super Snake represents American muscle in the truest sense,” said Vince LaViolette, Shelby American Vice President of Operations. “It delivers full-throttle excitement at every turn, all wrapped in a chiseled, handsome body. We designed every aspect of the car to be leaner and more functional than previous models. No other car offers so much performance and styling for the price.”

    The Super Snake is available in all Ford factory colors and can be ordered with a manual or automatic transmission. The car is covered by Shelby’s limited three year, 36,000 mile limited power train warranty.

    **See full specifications below**


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    SHELBY AMERICAN PRESS RELEASE, BROCHURE AND VIDEO:

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    Nice! I really like that rear spoiler too.
     
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    Gaaah back again with the mesh grille held in with rivets!

    I'm sorry but it looks so cheap and trashy...2001 called and wants their "sick custom parts" back.

    However..the 1.2G on a skid is impressive...it seems they actually did do some custom engineering on the suspension/wheel/tire combo to help get there.
     
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    Not bad, seems like the same old formula they always do, would have been nice to see them do something drastically different. Overall though it's cool but I don't want it.
     
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    Lame. Just another bolt-on GT package. Where is the AUTHENTIC GT500?
     
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    Nope. Not a fan.
     
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    Did they drive them through a screen door prior to the photo shoot? Because there are big pieces of screen mesh stuck on the front grills....
     
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    I like it........but then I liked the 2016 Super Snake and, hood/splitter aside, I'm struggling to see a difference :confused:
     
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    Ford owns the rights to the name GT350 and GT500..

    If Ford doesn't do a GT500, it's not happening.
     
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    Isn't this old news?
     
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    Well, i must say its the best effort so far. Other than the hood which i still don't understand why everyone insists on using those (i don't think they suit this car. just my opinion though) i think it doesn't look too bad. Still wouldn't buy one though!

    I really really really want those brake cooling ducts though! It's exactly what i have been looking for!
     
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    I like the white and blue car with the polished wheels. But I am a sucker for that color combo
     
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    Looks good, I did notice a lack of premium package interior being offered. I know this might seem radical, but there are some people who enjoy both a high performance vehicle AND a luxurious interior. Some people use cars for things other than setting new lap records. :)
     
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