EA, Shelby team up for a one-off GT500 Need for Speed Edition

Article by Christian Andrei, on October 17, 2011

To promote Need for Speed The Run, a 2011 Shelby GT500 Super Snake “Need for Speed” Edition will be offered by Shelby American and Electronic Arts (EA). The game will arrive at stores in the upcoming holiday season. This special one-off car can be seen on the video game’s cover. It will be auctioned in late 2012 but before that, it will go on a world tour and will be seen at major automotive and gaming events.

The auction is being done for the benefit of the Carroll Shelby Foundation, which helps seriously ill kids as well as encourages young adults to succeed by awarding funds for higher education.

This car is expected to fetch more than the $83,000 base price of a 2012 Super Snake. This car is not a dressed-up nonfunctional show car. Rather, it is based off the Mustang GT500 and is powered by a 750-hp supercharged 5.4-liter V-8.

Its modifications include an upgraded driveshaft, new throttle bodies, dynamic adjustable dampers, lowering springs, and stabilizer bars. The car has been given Wimbledon White paint with custom gray Super Snake stripes. A “Shelby” lettering is seen across the rear deck lid. It also has official “Super Snake” vehicle badges. It has a custom two-tone black interior.

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