Shelby American unleashes most powerful GT500 Super Snake Package for 2013


LAS VEGAS – Sept. 18, 2012 – Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc., is now offering the most powerful versions of the Shelby GT500 Super Snake for the 2013 model year in the company’s 50-year history. With a base model rated at 662 HP and an optional 850 HP version, the limited edition 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake also features new styling cues, color options and optional performance upgrades at a lower base price. Only 500 total 2013 Super Snakes will be built; the car is available as a coupe or convertible in the entire color palette offered by Ford Motor Company on the Shelby GT500.

“When Ford launched the 2013 Shelby GT500, we were bombarded with requests for Shelby American to offer a Super Snake package for the car,” said John Luft, president of Shelby American. “Our team worked closely with Ford Racing and other key partners to develop our new fire breathing snake. The result is the most powerful base model Super Snake ever at 662 horsepower, which is available at prices lower than previous models. By checking off a few boxes in the series of optional equipment, you can take home a street-legal 850 horsepower version that runs on pump gas.”

For the 2013 model year, Shelby American takes the stock Ford GT500 and kicks it up to the next performance level with new options and styling changes. Customers can choose between Satin Black or Gloss White stripes to be paired with new wheels in Satin Black or Bright Silver Metallic, along with new silver and blue stripes paired with limited base vehicle colors. Offered for the first time in Shelby American’s history will be a choice of rear-only or front and rear “wide body” packages with an optional 13 inch rear wheel and tire package, as seen on the Carroll Shelby Tribute car developed by Ford and Shelby American that was unveiled in Monterey.

The 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake will make an appearance at the upcoming Barrett-Jackson collector car auction in Las Vegas, September 27 – 29.

“The Shelby GT500 Super Snake has been the big dog of the Shelby American lineup,” added Shelby American Vice President of Production Gary Davis. “With Ford’s new 2013 Shelby GT500 having 662 hp right out of the box, along with our new wide body putting 14 inches of rubber on the ground, this car will be a game changer when it comes to power to the pavement performance.”

The Shelby GT500 Super Snake is a post-title program based on the Ford Shelby GT500. The 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake post title package includes:

• Standard base tune is 662 HP and 631 ft./lbs. of torque
• 6-speed manual transmission with 3.31:1 rear axle ratio and short-throw shifter with optional 3.73:1
• Upgraded suspension package
• Shelby Performance cooling package with a new radiator, heat exchanger and aluminum cooling tanks
• New spoked Shelby-designed 20-inch wheels and performance tires
• Shelby / Borla exhaust system
• Optional Shelby / Ford Racing 850 hp Whipple supercharger or 850 hp Kenne Bell supercharger
• Forged Shelby / Wildwood brakes with 6 piston fronts and 4 piston rear calipers and cross drilled / vented rotors
• Front brake cooling ducts and behind the door side scoops
• Unique fiberglass hood featuring classic Shelby Super Snake design
• Shelby signature Super Snake stripes in either matte black, matte white, silver or blue
• “Super Snake” vehicle badges, and unique CSM number interior and engine plates
• “Shelby” lettering across the rear deck lid
• Optional two tone leather interior
• Shelby signature embroidered headrests, floor mats and other Shelby designed components

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. 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 Those interested in a car can also contact the Shelby American sales department at (702) 942-7325 or go to

-From a Shelby American, Inc. press release; Photo Credit: Business Wire



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Ford Mustang heads to Europe

The Mustang will be tearing up the roads in new territory as it heads over the Europe.

According to CNN, Ford announced today that it will begin selling the Mustang in Europe.

“The Mustang is uniquely Ford and has a huge fan base here in Europe,” said Ford of Europe Chairman and ECO, Stephen Odell.

There were no release dates available, and Ford only said it would be “in the near term.”

CNN predicts that the Mustang sold in Europe will be a future, redesigned model that isn’t like the one sold in the U.S.

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Camaro, Mustang chosen for Forza 4

Turn 10 Studios has just announced the new August car pack for Forza 4, and to those who appreciate American muscle will certainly be pleased.

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Dispute over Carroll Shelby’s body reaches settlement

After a 2-month dispute over Carroll Shelby’s remains, the family has finally laid him to rest.

According to Fox News, Shelby’s body had been held in a morgue in Dallas since his death on May 10. His children said Shelby signed a directive this year to be cremated and split between them and a plot in East Texas, but his last wife, Cleo Shelby, claimed that the directive was forged and said a document signed two years ago gave her power of his affairs, the story said.

After Shelby suffered a stroke in 2010, Cleo Shelby claimed that her husband gave her power of attorney, Fox News said. However, she accused Michael Shelby of having an arrangement made to exclude her from her husband’s bedside in his final months, according to the story.

Michael Shelby said in an interview with Fox news that his father, in front of seven witnesses, signed a document earlier this year directing that his remains be divided among his living children and a plot of land in his native Texas.

On Monday, both sides were close to coming to a formal agreement. Shelby’s body will be cremated with the ashes split five ways instead of four, with an extra going to Cleo Shelby, Fox News said.

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According to an article from MSNBC, when Carroll Shelby went to chief engineer Jamal Hameedi to ask if the 200 MPH rumors were true, what did Shelby say?

“You weren’t bull——– me about 200 mph, were you?”

Hameedi wasn’t. Ford’s test driver recorded an official top speed of 202 mph in a factory-built 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 at the Nardo test track in Italy.

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