Shelby American Reveals "Super Snake" Upgrades For 2013 Ford Shelby GT500

Never satisfied by what Ford produces from the factory, Shelby American has launched two new tuning packages for the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500. The upgrades are available for both coupe and convertible models, but Shelby will only make a total of 500 cars with the Super Snake packages.

Shelby American takes a standard 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 and adds black or white stripes, black or silver 20-inch Shelby wheels, a new fiberglass Shelby hood, red embroidered Shelby logos on the headrests and floor mats, and an optional two-tone leather interior. Mechanical upgrades include a short-shift kit, new suspension components, a louder Borla exhaust, and Wilwood brakes with six-piston front calipers and cross-drilled brake discs.

While the factory 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 produces plenty of power -- 662 hp from its supercharged 5.8-liter V-8 engine -- that hasn't stopped Shelby American from offering an upgrade. Buyers can choose to add a new Whipple or Kenne Bell supercharger, along with upgraded radiators and cooling components, that bumps power to 850 hp.Despite the prodigious output, Shelby American assures buyers that the car is street legal and will run on normal gasoline.

The packages cost $28,995 for the 662-hp version, and $39,995 for the 850-hp version. Of course, those numbers are in addition to the sticker price of a new 2013 Shelby GT500. The coupe costs $54,995 (after destination), and the convertible will set you back $59,995.

Source: Shelby America

Yes, the Shelby looks great. Yeah, the horsepower is ridiculous.  Yes, the price of the options is ridiculous.  But it looks so good.  Now, what's it gonna cost to insure an 850-hp Mustang... especially one with Shelby logos all over?  I thought auto makers were in to downsizing, high mileage, lighter cars.. so what's with this insane horsepower race.  Frankly, I'd put a blower kit on a six cylinder Mustang before spending nearly six figures on something cops will smell miles away!

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