800-HP 2012 Ford Shelby Super Snake: New York Auto Show Preview


The Shelby GT500 already makes plenty of power, but for those who subscribe to the "too much is not enough" philosophy of life, a Super Snake post-title package is on the way--and it will boost horsepower to 800. That's not a typo.

On sale May 1, the car will include a Ford Racing handling pack (dynamic adjustable dampers, lowering springs, tuned stabilizer bars, and a front strut tower brace), an optional Shelby/Eibach handling pack, a 6-speed manual transmission with a short-throw shifter, a 3.73 rear-axle ratio, a Borla exhaust, 20-inch Alcoa wheels, Shelby/Baer brakes with 6-piston calipers and cross-drilled rotors, front-brake cooling ducts, side scoops aft of the passenger doors, a unique fiberglass hood, unique stripes and badging, unique trim, and an optional two-tone leather interior.

The car will make 750 horsepower in base trim and up to 800 with options--all on pump gas. We'll have to wait until the show to see what the new car looks like, but the 2011 model above should give you a good idea of what to expect.

Pricing wasn't announced, but the 2012 Shelby GT500 Super Snake--which will be street legal in all 50 states--will cost less than $100,000.

Sounds like a deal to us.

[Mustangs Daily]

 
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