Ford reveals Shelby GT500 Super Snake Signature Edition

Despite the fact the 2015 Ford Mustang is out with the recent revealing of the Shelby GT350, the outgoing generation of Mustang is still around, thanks to the Shelby GT500. But now, Ford is sending the model off into the pages of history for good by revealing a Super Snake Signature Edition, which essentially equips a Shelby GT500 with all of the bells and whistles.

Rather than being an entire new car, the Super Snake Signature Edition is actually a package, which could be retrofitted to any 2007-2014 Shelby GT500 coupes or convertibles. The result is the addition of a 3.6L Kenne Bell supercharger in place of the standard V8’s crankshaft inducer. The result is a power rating of around 850hp. To handle the extra power, the engine also gets a heavier duty radiator, heat exchanger, and special aluminum cooling tanks to keep things cool.

The rear brakes also get a boost to help shave off the extra speed.

Visual upgrades are also included. Besides lots of badging, the package can be fixed to whatever color the current owners’ GT500s are in, as long as they’re factory colors. 20-inch forged alloy wheels are also included with additional interior accessories such as branded floor mats.

Orders for the Super Snake Signature Edition package are being accepted through January 31, 2015 for an additional $44,995, on top of the purchase price of a remaining new or used GT500.

Check out the press release below.

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SHELBY AMERICAN’S SIGNATURE EDITION GT500 SUPER SNAKE PACKAGES TO HONOR FINAL 2007-2014 MODEL YEAR CARS NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

· Shelby American to offer 50 total Signature Edition Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snakes

· Special badging and stripe colors offered for every model year for first time in history

· Offer expires January 31, 2015

LAS VEGAS – Dec. 20, 2014 –Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK), has unveiled a Signature Edition Super Snake package to honor the end of production for the current generation Ford Shelby GT500. With unique styling and up to 850 HP, these limited edition muscle cars feature the most popular upgrades at a special price. Only 50 total coupe or convertible 2007-2014 model year Signature Edition Super Snakes will be built with orders accepted through Jan. 31, 2015.

“The Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake has become one of the most exciting and desired cars in the world since we introduced it in 2007,” said Joe Conway, Co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International and CEO of Shelby American. “With production of the current generation GT500 ending, we wanted to commemorate the sunset of an important era. This Shelby truly changed the automotive landscape and inspired the performance competition that continues today. It’s a car worthy of being honored with a very special limited edition Shelby. The package can only be ordered available for a limited time, so ownership puts a person in a very elite club.”

The Shelby GT500 Super Snake is a post-title program based on the 2007-2014 Ford Shelby GT500. The post-title package includes upgrades to the engine, suspension, brakes and cooling. The cars get a unique and stunning visual treatment, as well as interior upgrades.

To build a Signature Edition Super Snake, Shelby American is also integrating the most popular upgrades and added stunning visual touches to make them stand out from other Super Snake. For the first time, the cars are available in the entire color palette offered by Ford Motor Company on the Shelby GT500. Customers can choose the stripe colors to be paired with the new forged Weld Shelby wheels for the first time for a 2007-2012 model year car. A commemorative badge that honors Carroll Shelby’s signature is featured prominently on the airbag cover. As an extra cost option, the “wide body” package can also be ordered for installation.

“Some of the most collectible cars built by Shelby American include the ‘427 Edition’ Super Snake and ’40th Anniversary’ GT500 packages,” said Neil Cummings, Co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International. “The Signature Edition GT500 Super Snake is the most exclusive version of the car we’ve ever offered.”

In addition to receiving a very rare car, owners of the Signature Edition Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake will enjoy a day of training at the track. Each track day will be scheduled based on track availability.

“The Shelby GT500 Super Snake is an incredibly capable car,” added Shelby American Vice President of Strategic Sales and Media Relations Gary Patterson. “We want to teach owners how to leverage all of the extra power, handling and braking their car possesses. So we’re including a day of personal training upon delivery of a Super Snake at the same track where Shelby American tests all of our cars.”

Key features on the Signature Edition cars include:

Forged Weld Wheels with Signature Edition center caps

3.6 Kenne Bell Supercharger

Shelby Performance cooling package with a new radiator, heat exchanger and aluminum cooling tanks

Upgraded rear brakes

Commemorative Carroll Shelby signature air bag cover decal from the Carroll Shelby Foundation

Stripes in any current color offered by Shelby American

“Super Snake” Signature Edition vehicle badges

Unique CSM number on interior and engine plates

Signature Edition floor mats

One day track experience

The Signature Edition Shelby GT500 Super Snake post-title package is $44,995.00, not including the base car. all 50 of these cars will be built at the Shelby American factory in Las Vegas. Customers interested in a car can also contact the Shelby American sales department at (702) 942-7325 or go to www.shelbyamerican.com.

About Shelby American, Inc. and Carroll Shelby Licensing

Founded by legend Carroll Shelby, Shelby American manufactures and markets performance vehicles and related products. The company builds authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA and 289 street car component vehicles; it offers the Shelby 1000, GT500 Super Snake, Shelby GT and GTS post-title packages for the 2005-2014 Ford Mustang. Shelby American also builds the Shelby Raptor muscle truck and Shelby Focus ST hot hatch. The company’s SPP division also offers high performance parts for 2005+ Ford Mustangs, including Shelby models. For more information, visit www.shelbyamerican.com. Shelby American is a subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI.PK). Carroll Shelby Licensing Inc., also a wholly owned division, is the exclusive holder of Carroll Shelby’s trademarks and vehicle design rights. It also holds trademark rights for Shelby-branded apparel, accessories and collectibles. Info is at www.shelbylicensing.com.

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Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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