Shelby reveals 725hp Super Snake package for Ford Mustang GT500

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The cost of the 725hp (540kW) package is $33,495, plus a 2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

The cost of the 725hp (540kW) package is $33,495, plus a 2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

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Following the unveiling of the new 2010 Ford Mustang GT500 back in January, it was only a matter of time until long time Ford tuner and motorsports company Shelby Automobiles released its latest iteration of the extreme Super Snake package. The highly modified car has now been revealed, with a striking blue version making its debut this week at the Mid America Ford and Team Shelby Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Starting with the GT500 Coupe donor car, Shelby adds a new supercharger to the 5.4L DOHC V8 and boosts power up to 725hp (540kW). Other modifications include an upgraded intercooler and radiator, a cold air intake, and a high-flow JBA exhaust system. A milder 630hp (470kW) version, which replaces the JBA exhaust with a Borla cat-back unit, is also available.

Handling improvements come courtesy of a Ford Racing suspension with adjustable dampers, stiffer springs, thicker antiroll bars, a front strut tower brace and custom 20in Super Snake wheels shod with Pirelli P-Zero tires. Stopping power comes from Baer six-piston front calipers with cross drilled and ventilated discs.

To ensure the car stands out from the crowd when off the track, Shelby’s engineers have also fitted a new hood with an oversized scoop and vents, racing stripes, rear quarter window scoops, and carbon-fiber splitter and side sills. Inside, the headrests feature embroidered Shelby logos and carbon-fiber faced gauge faces.

Pricing for the Super Snake package starts at $29,495 for the 630hp (470kW) model and $33,495 for the 725hp (540kW) kit, which includes installation at Shelby Automobiles’ Las Vegas facility or at a Shelby authorized workshop. The first customer cars will be modified this August.

The 550hp (405kW) Shelby SR package is based on the previous 2005 to 2009 Ford Mustang GT.

The 550hp (405kW) Shelby SR package is based on the previous 2005 to 2009 Ford Mustang GT.

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Anyone not willing to buy a new GT500 Mustang, let alone the Super Snake upgrade, can opt for the less expensive Shelby SR package based around the previous 2005 to 2009 Mustang GT. Peak output of this model stands at 550hp (405kW) thanks to a Ford Racing supercharger and Borla exhaust. Other modifications include an Eibach suspension kit, lightweight 18in aluminum wheels, and a set of Baer six-piston performance brakes all ‘round.
 
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