Shelby Reveals 2010 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 Super Snake

If the 2010 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 isn’t venomous enough for your tastes, turn to the folks at Shelby Automobiles. The firm announced today it would offer its Super Snake package to all owners of the new 2010 GT500.

Like the 2008 and 2009 GT500 Super Snake, the new package primarily adds a ton of power. The first available package is, in this context, somewhat mild. Shelby massages the 5.4-liter supercharged V-8 with a blower upgrade kit from Ford Racing, a Borla exhaust, and revised throttle bodies. The result is 630 hp, a large leap from the 540 hp produced by a stock GT500.

If that still leaves you feeling the need for speed, Shelby can rip the stock blower off and install a twin-screw supercharger sourced from either Ford Racing or Kenne Bell. Coupled with a JBA exhaust, this engine pumps out 725 hp.

Along with the engine revisions, the Super Snake package adds a host of other equipment not typically found on a GT500. Ford Racing’s handling pack, which includes adjustable dampers, lowering springs, stabilizer bars, and a front strut tower brace, is standard, although buyers can also opt for a similar package crafted by Eibach. 20-inch aluminum wheels sourced from Alcoa add some visual pizazz, as does the exclusive hood scoop, patterned after that used on the 1968 Shelby Mustangs. Those front brake cooling ducts are now functional, helping cool the cross-drilled Baer disc brakes and six-piston calipers.

As usual, these upgrades will cost you. In addition to buying a 2010 GT500, which starts at $47,175, you’ll have to fork out an extra $29,495 for the 630-hp package. If you’re itching for all 725 hp, expect to add $33,495 to your GT500’s window sticker.

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