2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake: Is 850 HP Too Much? - Ignition Ep. 81
On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago tests the 850 horsepower Shelby GT500
Super Snake. A horsepower claim that high
prompts three questions: Does it actually make that much power? Is it too
much for the car? And how fast is it? We find out with a trip to K&N
Engineering's Dyno, a
drive on mountain roads, and a trip to the test track.
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2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake about 1,100hp 960RWHP Dyno run
I am not speaking in this video.
A run on the Dyno at
Shelby world head quarters of the Super Snake Shelby GT500 Mustang upgraded to about 1,100 HP
showing 960RWHP on the Dyno.
The shell is a 2012 with 2013 drive train, this is early testing. I had to
wait to release the video until the vehicle was public. Much like you see
the cars driving around covered up this one it's self was pre-production at
the time. Again, had to wait until the vehicle was public to show the
Check out the license plate sign flapping in the Exhaust stream. This was a early morning run,
what a way to start the day!
Top Gear testing a Mustang shelby GT500
Starting in 2008, previous 2007 Shelby GT500 Mustangs could be sent to Carroll
Shelby's Special Performance Plant in Las Vegas to be rebuilt into a Super
Snake, which resembles the 1968 GT500KR, for an additional cost of $27,995.
The Super Snake will offer a 605 hp 5.4LEaton roots type supercharged
version with warranty. A Kenne Bell twin-screw supercharged version with
"over 725 hp" will also be available, without warranty and a 0-60 time of
under 4 seconds. The Super Snake is inspired by the 1967 GT500 Super
Snake, a car made by Carroll Shelby for Goodyear Tires
Automobile racer Carroll Shelby transformed a conventional Mustang into a serious track racer
designated as the "GT-350". The fastbacks were shipped from the San Jose,
California assembly plant and fitted with a "Hi-Po" 289, 4-speed manual
transmission, and included front disc brakes and heavy duty rear drum
brakes. Additionally, shortened hoods and deleted rear seats with
identifying trim were among the visual variations. These select Mustangs were converted to street,
road racing, and drag cars in Shelby's plant at Los Angeles International