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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2017 50th Anniversary Super Snake Specifications

Performance*
• 0-60 mph: 3.5 seconds
• Quarter mile: 10.9 seconds
• Skip pad: 1.2g

*Using the optional 750+ HP supercharger and an automatic transmission

Equipment

Suspension:
• Exclusive Ford/Shelby spec dampers, sway bars, springs and bushings
• 20” Forged Aluminum Wheels, black or polished
• Shelby spec performance tires

Brakes:
• Wilwood 6 piston calipers on floating rotors (front) and 4 piston calipers (rear)
• Shelby exclusive brake/bearing duct cooling system

Engine:
• 670 horsepower supercharger
• Engine cap set
• Engine compartment plaque signed by the build team will be affixed under the hood

Exterior:
• Shelby Engineered body components: hood, grilles, rockers, rocker splitters, front splitter, rear spoiler, rear tail panel, rear diffuser and lower rear splitter
• Shelby Exclusive Integrated LED fog/marker/turn-signal lamp assemblies
• 50th anniversary badges and stripes

Interior:
• Anniversary logos on the seats and floor mats
• Special door sill plates
• Gauge cluster with exclusive Shelby by Autometer wireless gauges
• Official Shelby Serial number on a dash plaque


Options

• 750+ horsepower option includes:
o 750+ horsepower supercharger (choice of Whipple or Kenne Bell)
o Shelby extreme cooling package
o Ford Performance half shafts
o One-piece drive shaft
o Ford Performance wheel studs​
• Performance
o Ford Performance half shafts
o Shelby extreme cooling system (includes radiator and overflow tank)
o One-piece drive shaft
o Short throw shifter
o 3:73 gears
o Ford Performance wheel studs
o Shelby track tuned adjustable suspension
o Shelby coil covers​
• External
o Painted stripes
o Stripe delete (side stripe is mandatory for all models)
• Interior
o Shelby by Katzkin leather seat option upgrade
o 4 point roll bar (harnesses installed by customer)
o Rear seat delete
o Convertible light bar​





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SHELBY AMERICAN PRESS RELEASE, BROCHURE AND VIDEO:

SHELBY AMERICAN CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF SUPER SNAKE WITH NEW GENERATION CAR​

  • Celebrating the first Super Snake, Shelby American unveils the 50th Anniversary edition at the Ford Performance exhibit during the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction
  • Only 500 total 50th Anniversary Super Snakes will be available globally
  • MSRP for a complete Super Snake, including base vehicle starts at $69,995
  • Super Snake hits 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and the quarter mile in 10.9 seconds*

LAS VEGAS – Jan. 19, 2017 – Five decades after the first “Super Snake” rumbled out of the factory, Shelby American Inc. unveiled the all-new 50th Anniversary model today in the Ford Motor Company exhibit at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction. To commemorate the anniversary of the legendary Shelby Super Snake, only 500 of the 2017 models will be built with a new lower MSRP beginning at US$69,995 including the base Ford Mustang GT.

“When Carroll Shelby introduced the Super Snake version of the Ford Mustang in 1967, it earned universal respect for its astonishing capabilities,” said Joe Conway, Co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International and CEO of Shelby American. “When Shelby American reintroduced the Super Snake in 2007, the world was awed by the 600+ horsepower street legal muscle car. That tradition continues with our newest Shelby Super Snake, which is better in every way. Carroll’s bold spirit lives on through this amazing car.”

The new Super Snake marks a significant next chapter in the company’s history.

“We compared the groundbreaking 1967 and 2007 model Super Snakes to other cars of their era when setting the performance parameters for our anniversary model,” said Gary Patterson, Shelby American President. “The new Super Snake matches those cars’ competitive advantages. The newest Super Snake is both extraordinarily fast and a thrill to drive. In a world filled with sterile cars, it’s a throwback to a time when people enjoyed driving.”

Based on the world-class Ford Mustang GT, the new Super Snake is equally capable on the road and the track. Shelby American collaborated with partners like Ford Performance, Borla, Michelin and Wilwood to create an even more focused car.

“The 2017 Super Snake is a tremendous performance value,” said Vince LaViolette, Shelby American Vice President of Operations. “We fine-tuned our processes and materials to offer an agile, nimble and balanced car at a lower cost. A turnkey Super Snake starting at $69,995, plus taxes and fees, has more base performance content than any other version in our history.”

The new Super Snake is an exercise in subtle details and features many first-to-market products. Working with Ford Performance, Shelby American sharpened the handling of the independent suspension and then upgraded the brakes with massive calipers and rotors. Under the hood, the Super Snake combines Ford’s iconic 5.0 V8 engine with forced induction for 670 horsepower; optional superchargers can pump out over 750 horsepower.

The result is a well-engineered car with stunning capabilities. On pump gasoline and Michelin street legal tires, a properly optioned Super Snake can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds, blaze through the quarter mile in only 10.9 seconds and deliver an amazing 1.2g on the skip pad.

One look at the Super Snake reveals unique Shelby styling that is smooth and integrated. The car features a new hood, rockers, spoilers, splitters, grilles, fog lights, rear tail panel and rear diffuser assembly. Additional styling cues also include anniversary stripes and badges. Inside, the anniversary theme continues across the seats, dash and floor.

The exterior of the car began life as a scaled computer model in CAD. Every part was then taken through an OEM process to develop the final product. Almost all Shelby-exclusive components were developed and tested with original equipment manufacturers.

“The 2017 Super Snake represents American muscle in the truest sense,” said LaViolette. “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.

The cost of the package is $36,795 not including the Ford Mustang GT, making a complete car about $69,995.00. An extensive list of options is available, including larger superchargers capable of up over 750HP. Each Super Snake is assigned a Shelby serial number that is documented in the official Shelby Registry. A separate plaque signed by the build team will be affixed under the hood.

Shelby American will build cars at its assembly facility in Las Vegas and Shelby American global mod-shops. For more information about the all-new Shelby Super Snake or for a list of authorized dealers worldwide, visit www.shelby.com.
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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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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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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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