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2013 Shelby Super Snake GT500 Quarter Mile Numbers Released

Super Snake Package Produces Mid Ten-Second Quarter Mile Runs


The 2013 Shelby Super Snake Mustang Package

The Shelby Super Snake builds off of the Shelby GT500, which boasts an already impressive 662 horsepower.

Photo Courtesy of Shelby American
When Shelby American revealed their 850 horsepower Super Snake Mustang package, enthusiasts everywhere were all ears. This week the company released their first performance figures for the car. Staying true to the Shelby name, the new 850 horsepower Super Snake produced a series of mid ten-second quarter mile runs in excess of 135 mph at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Fla.

“The 2013 Super Snake’s impressive quarter mile test numbers, using pump gas and street tires, ranks it among the fastest production cars available,” said John Luft, president of Shelby American. “But it’s more than just raw power and ridged track performance. Owners can drive this car every day with its docile and comfortable ride in normal traffic situations.”

According to a press release issued by Shelby American, the independent test driver concluded that, “The 2013 Super Snake is one of the most amazing Mustangs we’ve driven and is the fastest and most responsive Mustang we’ve tested to date. It makes every bit of the advertised 850 horsepower, and we put it to the test on the track. It produced a series of mid-10-second runs at over 135 mph, which is staggering performance for a 50-state-legal, emission compliant vehicle. Our best run clocked a 10.66 second time at 137 mph with Nitto NT555R street tires.”

The independent tester added that, “With a drag race setup the Super Snake would likely produce quarter mile runs in the nine second range, yet it maintains all the comfort and features of any new Shelby. Even the Launch Control worked flawlessly. Clutch actuation is smooth and precise and the suspension provides enhanced performance without sacrificing ride quality."

The Shelby Super Snake builds off of the Shelby GT500 which boasts an already impressive 662 horsepower. The Super Snake’s Ford Racing Whipple, or optional Kenne Bell, supercharger upgrade from Shelby American takes the Super Snake to the next level. Then there’s the car’s finely tuned suspension package and Shelby performance cooling package.

The 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake post-title package starts at $28,995.00 for the 662 hp version and $39,995.00 for the 850 hp model, not including the base car. Shelby reports that only 500 of these cars will be built, all at the Shelby American factory in Las Vegas. Customers can build their dream Shelby Super Snake online with the “Build-One” program at http://shelbyamerican.com/buildhome.asp.

Those 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.

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. Shelby American offers the Shelby 1000; GT350, GT500 Super Snake, and GTS post-title packages for the current generation Ford Mustang, as well as the 2013 Shelby Focus ST. For more info, visit www.shelbyamerican.com.

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