Shelby American, Inc., a division of Carroll Shelby International (CSBI.PK), unveiled today its new 850 horsepower 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake "Wide Body" as well as the new performance tuned Shelby Focus ST at the North American International Auto Show. The two cars represent bookends in the lineup of high performance vehicles available from Shelby American.
"Carroll Shelby's innovative and aggressive hot-rodder spirit lives on at Shelby American today. " said John Luft, president of Shelby American. "His Cobra redefined the sports car genre and then Shelby turned what some called a 'secretary's car', the Mustang, into the fire-breathing GT350. A few years later, Shelby practically invented the American 'pocket-rocket' with the four-cylinder turbocharged, front wheel drive Shelby GLH. This year, we're returning to our roots with a pair of game-changing cars that will rewrite the rules for American performance."
Shelby American takes the stock 662 horsepower 2013 GT500 and boosts its performance to a street-legal 850 horsepower while keeping it 50 state emissions legal and tuned on 91 octane pump gas. Adding Shelby's new Wide Body option puts all that power to the pavement, and the rest is history.
"Now with 13 inch rear and 10 inch front wheels that are wrapped in serious rubber, the car launches and handles like the super car it is," added Gary Davis, vice president of production at Shelby American. The optional wide body package isn't just a cosmetic change, it now gives the Super Snake much more traction and makes it easy to exploit the Shelby's potential right past the competition."
Customers can choose between Satin Black, Gloss White, Silver, Blue and Red stripes. Offered now for the first time, wheel options include a rear-only or front and rear "wide body" packages.
The post-title package for the 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake starts at $28,995 (662 hp) and $39,995 (850 hp). The wide body option adds another $14,995, not including the base GT500.
2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake Specifications
Shelby/Ford Racing Whipple 850 HP Supercharger - Black Finish (850 HP Package)
Shelby Performance Radiator
Shelby Performance Heat Exchanger
Shelby Performance Cooling Tanks
Shelby/Wilwood Front & Rear Brake Kit
Shelby Front Brake Duct Cooling Kit
20" Shelby Super Snake 3 Piece Billet Forged Wheels
Michelin Performance Tires
Shelby Upgraded Suspension Package
Shelby Rear Panhard Bar
Shelby Caster Camber Plate Kit
Shelby White Ball Short Throw Shifter
Shelby/Borla Axle-Back Muffler Kit
Shelby Super Snake Hood
Shelby Carbon Fiber Front Splitter
CSM Numbered Dash Plaque & Engine Plate
Super Snake Billet Aluminum Badging
Shelby Super Snake Fender Emblems
Shelby Faux Rear Cap
Shelby Deck Lid Lettering
Super Snake Stripe Kit (available in Gloss White, Matte Black, Silver or Azure Blue)
Shelby Super Snake Upper Mesh Grille Insert
Rear Quarter Window Side Scoops or Paint Matched Block-Offs
Billet Fluid Engine Cap Kit & Dip Stick
Interior A-Pillar Pod & Gauges
Super Snake Embroidered Headrest Covers (for non Recaro Seats)
Super Snake Lit Door Sill Plates
Shelby Wide Body Kit Conversion Kit (optional)
Shelby Wide Body Kit Rear Only Conversion (optional)
Shelby Aluminum Watts Link Rear Suspension (optional)
Shelby/Ford Racing Suspension Sway Bar Kit (optional)
Museum Delivery Program (Optional)