The 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake Coupe

Introducing the 850hp 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake

The folks at Shelby American have just announced the details for the 203 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake – an extreme performance version of the production Shelby GT500 Mustang – with the new Super Snake being the most powerful Shelby Mustang production model ever offered.

The 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake is a post title package based on the current production Ford Shelby GT500. Like the previous Super Snake models, this new package adds performance upgrades all around along with styling changes both inside and out.

First of all, the biggest news is that the 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake starts with the 662 horsepower supercharged V8 but an upgrade to the Shelby/Ford Racing supercharger package helps the power output to skyrocket to a stunning 850 horsepower. That makes the 2013 GT500 Super Snake the most powerful package ever offered for the Mustang from Shelby with the only vehicle ever produced with more power being the incredible Shelby 1000 (which was a 1-off design). However, those new Super Snake buyers who don’t think that they need 850 horsepower can opt for the standard engine with “only” 662 horsepower and 631lb-ft of torque – which comes with an $11,000 price cut over the 850hp Super Snake. All of that power is sent to the rear wheels via a close ratio 6-speed manual transmission and a 3.31 rear differential ratio (a 3.73 rear diff is also available).

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