2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake revealed

2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake 18.9.2012
2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake 18.9.2012

The ultimate Mustang?

Shelby American has unveiled their Super Snake package for the 2013 Ford Mustang GT500.

Set to be showcased at the Barrett-Jackson collector car auction in Las Vegas, the car features a fiberglass hood, a Borla exhaust and 20-inch alloy wheels with high-performance tires. There's also a sport-tuned suspension, Wilwood brakes and an upgraded cooling system. The model can also be equipped with an optional 13-inch wide rear tire and wheel package which was featured on the Carroll Shelby Tribute car that debuted at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

Interior changes are limited but include embroidered headrests and floor mats as well as other "Shelby-designed components."

The entry-level model has a supercharged 5.8-liter V8 engine that develops 662 hp (494 kW / 671 PS) and 631 lb-ft (855 Nm) of torque. If that's not powerful enough, the engine can be equipped with a Whipple or Kenne Bell supercharger that enables it to produce a staggering 850 hp (634 kW / 862 PS).

Production will be limited to 500 units and pricing starts at $28,995 for the entry-level package. Moving up to the high-performance variant costs a wallet busting $39,995.

Check out the press release for additional information

Source: Shelby American via Mustangs Daily


  • Shelby American now offers the 2013 GT500 Super Snake in either a 662 HP or 850 HP version 2013MY GT500 Super Snake offers optional "wide body" for the first time in history
  • Debuts at Barrett-Jackson, Las Vegas and offers new, lower price for base model car
  • Shelby American limits production to only 500 cars for 2013MY GT500 Super Snake

LAS VEGAS - Sept. 18, 2012 - Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK), is now offering the most powerful versions of the Shelby GT500 Super Snake for the 2013 model year in the company's 50 year history. With a base model rated at 662 HP and an optional 850 HP version, the limited edition 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake also features new styling cues, color options and optional performance upgrades at a lower base price. Only 500 total 2013 Super Snakes will be built; the car is available as a coupe or convertible in the entire color palette offered by Ford Motor Company on the Shelby GT500.

"When Ford launched the 2013 Shelby GT500, we were bombarded with requests for Shelby American to offer a Super Snake package for the car," said John Luft, president of Shelby American. "Our team worked closely with Ford Racing and other key partners to develop our new fire breathing snake. The result is the most powerful base model Super Snake ever at 662 horsepower, which is available at prices lower than previous models. By checking off a few boxes in the series of optional equipment, you can take home a street-legal 850 horsepower version that runs on pump gas."

For the 2013 model year, Shelby American takes the stock Ford GT500 and kicks it up to the next performance level with new options and styling changes. Customers can choose between Satin Black or Gloss White stripes to be paired with new wheels in Satin Black or Bright Silver Metallic, along with new silver and blue stripes paired with limited base vehicle colors. Offered for the first time in Shelby American's history will be a choice of rear-only or front and rear "wide body" packages with an optional 13 inch rear wheel and tire package, as seen on the Carroll Shelby Tribute car developed by Ford and Shelby American that was unveiled in Monterey.

The 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake will make an appearance at the upcoming Barrett-Jackson collector car auction in Las Vegas, September 27 - 29.

"The Shelby GT500 Super Snake has been the big dog of the Shelby American lineup," added Shelby American Vice President of Production Gary Davis. "With Ford's new 2013 Shelby GT500 having 662 hp right out of the box, along with our new wide body putting 14 inches of rubber on the ground, this car will be a game changer when it comes to power to the pavement performance."

Shelby American Announces 2013 GT500 (2/2)

The Shelby GT500 Super Snake is a post-title program based on the Ford Shelby GT500. The 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake post title package includes:

  • Standard base tune is 662 HP and 631 ft./lbs. of torque
  • 6-speed manual transmission with 3.31:1 rear axle ratio and short-throw shifter with optional 3.73:1
  • Upgraded suspension package
  • Shelby Performance cooling package with a new radiator, heat exchanger and aluminum cooling tanks
  • New spoked Shelby-designed 20-inch wheels and performance tires
  • Shelby / Borla exhaust system
  • Optional Shelby / Ford Racing 850 hp Whipple supercharger or 850 hp Kenne Bell supercharger
  • Forged Shelby / Wildwood brakes with 6 piston fronts and 4 piston rear calipers and cross drilled / vented rotors
  • Front brake cooling ducts and behind the door side scoops
  • Unique fiberglass hood featuring classic Shelby Super Snake design
  • Shelby signature Super Snake stripes in either matte black, matte white, silver or blue
  • "Super Snake" vehicle badges, and unique CSM number interior and engine plates
  • "Shelby" lettering across the rear deck lid
  • Optional two tone leather interior
  • Shelby signature embroidered headrests, floor mats and other Shelby designed components

The 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake post-title package starts at $28,995.00 for the 662 HP version and $39,995.00 for the 850 HP model, not including the base car. Only 500 of these cars will be built, all at the Shelby American factory in Las Vegas. Customers can build their dream Shelby Super Snake online with the "Build-One" program at http://shelbyamerica...m/buildhome.asp. Those interested in a car can also contact the Shelby American sales department at (702) 942-7325 or go to www.shelbyamerican.com.

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Comments (18)

sensei sensei
There is nothing super about a SRA.
Sep 20th, 2012 8:50am
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mikemikemikemike mikemikemikemike
I loike those rims. A lot
Sep 19th, 2012 7:58am
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All this is good, a beastie machine but what I need is not another Mustang but an all new one.
Sep 19th, 2012 7:04am
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Ceramic Rabbit Ceramic Rabbit
So pretty much they looked at the GT500 and thought, "How could this be improved? ... How about MOAR POWER AND BIGGER GRILLE!!!!!" And then all the men in the room raised their lagers, tipped their cowboy hats, and amidst the twang of country music the super snake was born.
Sep 19th, 2012 5:14am
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efgh efgh
laugh all you want, but this car is super fast, super fun, looks awesome and you dont have to sell your kidney and your house to buy it. and, especially for america, where a car is considered a necessary tool instead of taxed-to-death luxury and gas prices are half the european ones, it is a bargain. well done cowboys...
Sep 19th, 2012 5:01pm
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Ceramic Rabbit Ceramic Rabbit
This car is so typically cliched of America it just doesn't seem right to laugh.
Sep 20th, 2012 6:54am
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Shumy Shumy
850hp shelby gt500 for 39k ?
Sep 19th, 2012 1:22am
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moodyaaa moodyaaa
39k is the cost of the tuning I guess?!!
Sep 19th, 2012 1:45am
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Shumy Shumy
now that's too much rather than too low :) my surprising level remains the same
Sep 19th, 2012 3:03am
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SnakesInMyPants SnakesInMyPants
The super snake cobra mustang huh? The next mustang will be called the super serpent snake python anaconda boa constrictor brown mamba cobra mustang
Sep 19th, 2012 12:43am
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Shumy Shumy
you like snakes i guess :)
Sep 19th, 2012 1:22am
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Shumy Shumy
you like snakes i guess :)
Sep 19th, 2012 1:22am
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SnakesInMyPants SnakesInMyPants
haha not as much as Ford
Sep 19th, 2012 2:25am
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EdiLyon1 EdiLyon1
Hahahahaha that was funny!! :P
Sep 19th, 2012 4:38am
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Shelby Super Snake name originates from the 60's. So it's not just any name in Mustang history.
Sep 19th, 2012 11:50am
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SnakesInMyPants SnakesInMyPants
thanks buzzkillington
Sep 19th, 2012 6:25pm
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Sport tuned suspension? Just like the normal GT500 has suspension from a Mustang V6?
Sep 19th, 2012 12:43am
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fsnas fsnas
Sep 19th, 2012 12:13am
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