New Shelby Super Snake is Super Seriously Stupid Fast

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Disappointed by the styling of the new 2018 Ford Mustang? Shelby has a fix.

The company has introduced the Shelby Super Snake 50th Anniversary edition, which will be limited to 500 units worldwide with a starting price of $69,995 including the base vehicle. According to Shelby, the Super Snake does the zero-to-60-mph sprint in 3.5 seconds and can turn in a quarter-mile time of 10.9 seconds.

The special edition model was unveiled at the Ford Motor Company exhibit at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction and comes five decades after the first Super Snake came off the assembly line.

Based on the Ford Mustang GT, the Super Snake combines Ford’s 5.0-liter V8 engine with forced induction for 670 horsepower, although optional superchargers are available to push power output to more than 750 hp. On the outside, the sports car gets a new hood, rockers, spoilers, splitters, grilles, fog lights, rear tail panel and rear diffuser assembly. Additional styling accessories include anniversary stripes and badges. The anniversary theme also continues into the cabin.

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The Super Snake 50th Anniversary is available in all Ford factory colors and can be ordered with either an automatic or manual transmission and is covered by Shelby’s limited three-year, 36,000-mile warranty limited powertrain warranty.

“When Carroll Shelby introduced the Super Snake version of the Ford Mustang in 1967, it earned universal respect for its astonishing capabilities,” said Joe Conway, Co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International and CEO of Shelby American. “When Shelby American reintroduced the Super Snake in 2007, the world was awed by the 600+ horsepower street legal muscle car. That tradition continues with our newest Shelby Super Snake, which is better in every way. Carroll’s bold spirit lives on through this amazing car.”