Mustang Shelby GT500 Super Snake
LIKE NEW 600+ HP SUPER SNAKE W/ 4,464 ACTUAL MILES! FULLY DOCUMENTED! AWESOME!!!
No matter how nasty, ferocious, and fast a car may be, there are always guys who want more. More power, more speed, more performance. And for those guys, a garden-variety Ford GT500 just wasn't enough. Enter this 2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Super Snake, a 600+ horsepower monster that over-delivers on one heck of a big promise.
To get a Super Snake, you'd buy a new 2008 Shelby GT500, then send it back to Shelby American for the big $30,000 horsepower injection. Of course, it's a lot more than just more power, with the Super Snake getting some special emblems and its most iconic feature, the custom hood with that giant scoop, all made of carbon fiber and rumored to cost more than $20,000. The brilliant Vista Blue paint is factory-issue and like new in every way, and there's no question the guys at Shelby understood what customers expected in a $100,000+ supercar. Panel fit is excellent, the paint looks miles deep, and those charcoal gray stripes add just the right aggressive look without being overpowering. Standard GT500 body parts round out the look, and there's nobody in the world who won't fall in lust with this Mustang the moment they lay eyes on it. The fact that it's showroom fresh only adds to the appeal.
The interior is standard GT500 as well, but that's hardly a bad thing. Deeply sculpted seats now wear "Super Snake" embroidery on the headrests and there are some special floor mats, but the rest should be familiar. What that really means is that the money was spent on the important stuff under the hood and since nobody's complaining about the accommodations in the Super Snake, well, better to just leave well enough alone. The black leather remains in excellent condition, as you'd expect on a car with under 4464 original miles (not a misprint) and the list of features is as long as your arm: A/C, power windows, locks, seats, and mirrors, cruise control, tilt wheel, and a kickin' stereo that'll make your ears bleed before the engine will. Auxiliary gauges were added up high to keep an eye on the warmed-over engine, which, incidentally, was sold without a warranty simply because Shelby knew what kind of guys were buying such an animal. No surprise there. This car also has a spotless trunk still outfitted with a big subwoofer kit; hey, with more than 600 horsepower on tap, curb weight is almost irrelevant.
OK, the good stuff: the original 4-cam GT500 engine is treated to a giant supercharger, an upgrade Ford Racing unit that out-performs the GT500 unit by a substantial margin. It makes full boost before you can get your foot on the floor and there's not a tire made that can keep it hooked up. There's special tuning involved, an upgraded Borla exhaust system, oversized coolers, and everything else that you'd need to make a reliable 600+ horsepower daily driver. The suspension got all of Ford Racing's best stuff that's up to the rigors of all that horsepower and the binders are giant Baer 6-piston calipers (painted blue to match) with upsized cross-drilled rotors. Trick Alcoa aluminum wheels were designed just for this car and carry 255/35/20 front and 275/35/20 rear Pirelli rubber, which, remarkably, hasn't been burned down to the cords yet.
Shelby built only a limited number of these each year and they trade hands very, very rarely, so finding one on the open market is an extraordinary opportunity. Still the nastiest Mustang you can own, fully documented and ready to rock. Call today!
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 5.4 Liter DOHC Supercharged V8
- Transmission Type
- 6 Speed Manual
- Body Color
- Vista Blue
- Body Style
- 4,464 (Actual)
- Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Buckets With Console
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console