What Is the Shelby Super Snake?

After a separation lasting more than three decades, Ford re-established its partnership with legendary high-performance auto and racecar designer Caroll Shelby in the mid-2000s. The new collaboration between Shelby and Ford’s Special Vehicle Team produced an all-new 2007 Shelby GT500 that was first unveiled at the 2005 New York International Auto Show.

Shelby Super SnakeIndividuals who purchased a 2007 GT500 didn’t have to settle for the 5.4L, 500 hp engine that came as a standard feature with this model. Beginning in 2008, owners could send their vehicles to the Carroll Shelby Special Performance Plant in Las Vegas to have them rebuilt into a model known as the Shelby Super Snake.

A New Take on an Old Name

The Super Snake moniker was first applied to the two modified 800 hp 427 Shelby Cobras developed by Caroll Shelby in 1966. The 2008 counterpart offered a 5.4L, 605 hp engine that could be further modified with a twin-screw supercharger to bump up the horsepower rating to 725.

The Super Snake package could be retrofitted for a tidy sum of just under $28,000. A number of performance and cosmetic features were also included in the Super Snake package, such as Alcoa wheels, a ram-air Super Snake hood, special striping and an enhanced suspension system.

Prudhomme Super Snake

Don Prudhomme is arguably the most famous driver in drag racing history. Ford took the Super Snake concept a step further by creating a special drag racing package named after Prudhomme for the 2007-2010 Shelby GT 500 Mustangs.

Limited to only 100 units, this package featured an engine equipped with a Whipple supercharger that could produce 750 hp when running on octane gas and 800 hp on racing fuel. The cost of Prudhomme Super Snake package was $100,000.

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