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2015 Shelby Super Snake debuts with more than 659 PS

2015 Shelby Super Snake debuts with more than 659 PS image

Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Shelby American | posted June 17, 2015 11:20

Shelby American launches the latest Super Snake based on the 2015 Mustang GT

The 2015 Mustang GT gets more bite as Shelby American has just revealed the latest Super Snake. Fitted with the latest technology available for the new-generation Mustang's powertrain, handling, braking and cooling, Shelby American claims that the 2015 Super Snake will continue the lineage that of what they call as 'the best-selling and most sought-after Shelby car.'

“The new Super Snake is even better because the all new Ford Mustang is such a terrific platform for the iconic muscle car. By working closely with our partners at Ford Performance, Weld Racing, Michelin, Carbon by Design and Whipple and Kenne Bell superchargers, the 2015 Shelby Super Snake is an amazing car with world-class performance,” said Joe Conway, CEO of Shelby American and co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International.

The 2015 Shelby Super Snake rear and side

For starters, the exterior gets a carbon fiber body kit that consist of a front splitter, side skirts and a rear diffuser. The hood, mirror caps and rear spoiler also get the carbon fiber treatment while 20-inch WELD racing wheels and a black anodized grill add more flair to the overall appearance of the souped-up pony car.

The cabin gets subtle add-ons like three-gauge cluster, embroidered headrests and Shelby-branded floor mats and sill plates. The interior is topped off with a a short-throw shifter for manual models.

The interior of the 2015 Shelby Super Snake

Under the hood, the 5.0-liter V8 now benefits from a Ford Performance Supercharger that allows the engine to produce more than 659 PS. For the first time, this particular Super Snake can be fitted with a 6-speed automatic gearbox aside from the standard 6-speed manual. Other modifications done to the pony car include: Ford Performance suspension components, Borla exhaust, Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires and 6-piston Wilwood brakes.

If those upgrades are not enough, Shelby also stated that there is the optional supercharger upgrade courtesy of Kenne Bell or Whipple which further boosts the power of the 2015 Super Snake up to 760 PS. The optional upgrade will also include a larger intercooler and an improved heat exchange system.

The tuned 5.0-liter V8 of the 2015 Super Snake

“Shelby American and the Ford team took the terrific Mustang to new extremes in the car’s performance capabilities. The close relationship between Ford Racing and Shelby demonstrates our ability to work together to deliver some of the most exciting Mustangs ever built. The Shelby Super Snake is another example of how we are developing the kind of cars that enthusiasts want,” said Henry Ford III, Ford Performance Marketing Manager.

Production of the 2015 Shelby Super Snake will be limited to 300 units for the year.