Shelby announces 2013 GT500 Super Snake with up to 850 horsepower

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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 14 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."
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 satin black, gloss
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.

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