Its Rockin’ Rick: You have probably over the past 15 + years heard me talk about my 1998 Mustang GT Convertible with 315 horsepower..My baby now has over 275,000 miles and still looks and runs great. I was thinking about getting a new one in the near future and I think I found the one I want.
Shelby American announced its plan to unveil the 2012 Shelby GT500 Super Snake at the New York Auto Show. John Luft, president of Shelby American Inc says. “ This year, we’re returning with one of the most powerful and important Shelbys ever built.”
According to the company, the Super Snake will pack the most horsepower ever from an American muscle car introduced at the show, 800 to be exact. The car is legal in all 50 states and owners will be able to use pump gas. Among the many upgrades used to make this kind of power is a Shelby/Kenne Bell supercharger, which, not surprisingly, voids any remaining powertrain warranty from Ford.
Other goodies include: Borla exhaust system, Forged Shelby Baer brakes with six-piston calipers, Fiberglass hood with classic Shelby design and pins, Ford Racing handling pack that includes dynamic adjustable dampers, lower springs, tuned stabilizer bars and front strut brace.
The base price for a 2012 Shelby Mustang GT500 Super Snake is $82,894 according to Shelby American’s Web site, including the cost of a donor Ford Mustang GT. The 800-horsepower supercharger option is an extra $1500 on its own, but we suspect you’ll want to budget a total of closer to $100,000 for a few more Shelby-optional cooling and suspension modifications with that kind of power.
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