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Signature Edition Super Snake package announced, marks end of production for current Shelby GT500

The introduction of the 2015 Mustang means that we will soon see a new model from Shelby, but until that happens Shelby American will offer 50 total Signature Edition Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snakes. The Signature Edition Super Snake package marks the end of production for the current generation Ford Shelby GT500 and according to the manufacturer the vehicles feature the most popular upgrades at a special price.

As we said, only 50 total coupe or convertible 2007-2014 model tear Signature Edition Super Snakes will be built and orders will be accepted through January 31, 2015. What’s more interesting is that, for the first time, the cars will be available in entire color palette offered by Ford on the Shelby GT500 and also for the first time they will be able to choose the stripe colors to be paired with the new forged Weld Shelby wheels.

As an option, Shelby American will offer the wide body package. Some of the key features of the Signature Edition cars include the forged Weld wheels with Signature Edition center caps, 3.6 Kenne Bell supercharger, a Shelby Performance cooling package featuring a new radiator, heat changer and aluminum cooling tanks, upgraded rear brakes, the commemorative Caroll Shelby signature airbag cover decal, ‘Super Snake’ Signature Edition vehicle badges, an unique CSM number on interior and engine plates, Signature Edition floor mats as well as on day track experience.

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Shelby presents the GT500 Super Snake Wide Body

At the booth of Shelby American, Inc. at the North American International Auto Show, the new 850hp 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake “Wide Body” and the new performance tuned Shelby Focus ST were presented. These two cars represent both extremes of Shelby American’s range of high performance vehicles.

Shelby American was able to boost the performance of the stock 662hp 2013 GT500 into a street-legal 850hp. But then, Shelby made sure that it’s still 50 state emissions legal. It has also been tuned on 91 octane pump gas. Shelby put in a new Wide Body option as well. Gary Davis, vice president of production at Shelby American, said that it offers the handling of a super car due to its 13 inch rear and 10 inch front wheels that are covered in serious rubber.

Aside from the aesthetic modifications, the optional wide body package also gives the Super Snake much more traction. Shelby gives customers several color choices: Satin Black, Gloss White, Silver, Blue and Red stripes. For the first time ever, Shelby is offering wheel options such as a rear-only or front and rear “wide body” packages.

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2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake breaks cover

Shelby American is offering two new tuning packages for the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500. The coupe and convertible models could get the upgrades. However, the Super Snake packages will be given to only 500 cars. What Shelby American does is give the standard 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 some black or white stripes, either black or silver 20-inch Shelby wheels, a new fiberglass Shelby hood, and a smattering of red embroidered Shelby logos on the headrests and floor mats.

A two-tone leather interior is optional. Among the mechanical improvements are a short-shift kit, new suspension components, a louder Borla exhaust, and Wilwood brakes with six-piston front calipers and cross-drilled brake discs. The factory 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 is already powerful with an output of 662 hp from its supercharged 5.8-liter V-8 engine. Still, it got an upgrade.

Consumers can decide to add a new Whipple or Kenne Bell supercharger, together with improved radiators and cooling parts that raise the power to 850 hp. Shelby American said that this output is incredible but it wants to assure buyers that this vehicle can be legally driven on the streets and that it uses normal gasoline.

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

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.

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Shelby American announced today that it will offer a Super Snake post title package for the 2011 Ford Shelby GT500. The new package includes new styling cues but also an optional 800 horsepower tuned engine as well as a limited number of 1,000 units.

The 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake post title package includes plenty of goodies such as a new Ford Racing handling pack including dynamic adjustable dampers, lowering springs, tuned stabilizer bars, and front strut tower brace, a new 6-speed manual gearbox with 3.73:1 rear axle ratio, a new Borla exhaust system, an optional Shelby / Eibach handling pack, short-throw shifter and front brake cooling ducts and behind the door side scoops.

In order to upgrade the all aluminum-block 5.4-liter supercharged V8 engine delivering 550 horsepower and 510 ft.-lb. of torque, Shelby American used a Shelby/Ford Racing supercharger upgrade producing over 660 hp and 590 ft.-lbs. of torque.

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According to the latest reports from MustangDaily, it appears that Shelby has big plans for the 2011 GT500, as the manufacturer is preparing a twin-turbo package for the popular muscle car.

 The new package will come with a price tag of $100,000 and will feature a twin-turbo 5.4-liter V8 engine capable to deliver an impressive 1000 hp with an adjustable boost.

Furthermore, same sources confirm the fact that the new pack will offer a new Shelby/Baer 6-piston caliper front and rear brake system, a Ford Racing suspension with adjustable dampers and a new Shelby/Eibach adjustable coilover suspension.

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The latest 2010 Shelby GT500 receives an extra 40 horses and 30 ft-lb of torque above the retiring model and it will come with more efficient fuel consumption. Tests show that the new 2010 Shelby GT500 enhances 2 mpg in highway driving in contrast to the preceding version, with fuel consumption rated at 14 mpg city and 22 mpg highway.

The chief cause for these improvements is modifications to the top gears, which were made taller. Performance numbers of the 2010 Shelby GT500 were boosted by enhancements to the calibration of the supercharged and intercooled 5.4-liter DOHC V8 powerplant and refinements to the cold-air intake system. Featured in the engine calibration is a dual-knock sensor system instead of just one thereby enhancing engine efficiency further by more efficient use of fuel supplied.

Cold air is guaranteed to feed directly to the engine through the cold-air intake system, which in turn provides users the maximum potency possible. Engine speed hits the red line at 6250 revolutions per minute. The new model generates more torque at 3000rpm compared to the retiring model.

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Ford tuner and motorsports firm Shelby Automobiles have come out with its latest example of the Super Snake package for the 2010 Ford Mustang GT500 and will be revealed at the Mid America Ford and Team Shelby Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.

Shelby provided the donor car, the GT500 Coupe, with a new supercharger to its existing 5.4-liter DOHC V8 and bumps power output to 725hp (540kW).

Included in the modifications are enhanced intercooler and radiator, a cold air intake and a high-flow JBA exhaust. A Borla cat-back unit replaces the JBA exhaust for a milder version of the car with only 630hp is also offered. Ford Racing suspension with adaptable dampers, more rigid springs, beefier antiroll bars, a front strut tower brace and bespoke 20 inch Super Snake wheels clothed with Pirelli P-Zero rubber.

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Classic Recreations will soon be reproducing the Shelby GT500CR from the 1960s after it had been granted a license by Carroll Shelby. Classic Recreations is a well-known bespoke coachbuilder based in Yukon , Okia.

It has a reputation for having recreated the exotic Mustang supercars. The licensing game began in the 1980s, when the right was sold to build some versions of Cobra assembled originally from new old stock and lately from newly manufactured components, according to the manufacturer.

However, this is the first time that a Mustang-based Shelby has been officially authorized. Classic Recreations owner Jason Engel said that he is "humbled and honored" to be given this chance.

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Ford has yet to release details surrounding the 2011 GT500 but the Internet is all abuzz about what appears to be a leaked order form for next year's Shelby uploaded by a user on the enthusiast forum ModularFords.

If this is authentic, we should expect the next iteration of Ford's baddest Mustang to feature electric power steering, standard HID headlamps, Ford's safety-minded MyKey, and an aluminum-block 5.4-liter supercharged V-8 as standard equipment.

Presently, the 2010 GT500 uses a similar engine, but with an iron block mated with aluminum heads. Power ratings for the revised engine are still unknown but it's likely that it will produce at least 540 hp, which is what the current supercharged 5.4-liter is able to produce.

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Ford surprised visitors at the 2019 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Michigan when it introduced the all-new 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, which it touts as the most powerful street-legal Ford so far. The Mustang Shelby GT500 will arrive in Fall 2019, with prices to be announced close to launch date.

Basically a Mustang without a pony logo but with a cobra badge, the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will be powered by a 5.2-liter V8 engine with Eaton 2.65-liter Supercharger. This mill is mated to a segment-first dual-clutch transmission, a Tremec 7-speed dual clutch transmission that is capable of shifts in under 100 milliseconds.

Ford didn’t disclose the exact output numbers for the 5.2-liter V8 engine, but said that this mill is capable of deliver more than 700 of whooping horsepower. According to Ford, this should allow the new Mustang Shelby GT500 can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in mid-three seconds and reach a quarter mile in sub-11 seconds.

Read the entire article Detroit-unveiled 2020 Shelby GT500 is the most powerful street-legal Ford so far

A couple of days ago, official sketches of the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500’s engine emerged online. And now, The Truth About Cars just found out that the pony is capable of reaching the 200 miles per hour (320 kilometers per hour) mark.

Sources say that there had been leaked information about the speedometer verification procedure, and that the car’s speedometer will reach 214 miles per hour (344 kilometers per hour), which means that the GT500 performs a little better than its rivals now.

Apart from its new and impressive top speed now, there had also been leaked documents indicating that the car will gain a couple of driving modes to improve its performance. There is a “Drag Strip” setting as well as a Launch Control function.

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Dodge Challenger SRT Demon owners are in for a special treat after Dodge has recently announced that it is making their cars extra special by offering exclusive aftermarket car accessories. Included in the collection are some fancy car covers, a leather-bound track manual and the optionally available street tires for drag performance enthusiasts.

The Pirelli performance tires which come in the sizes of 305/35ZR20 will be wrapped on the 20-inch standard wheels that suit the Challenger Hellcat’s Widebody set-up. The package is only offered on the Dodge Demon which is available for purchase through Mopar Performance Parts and Accessories. Given that the stock drag radials may also be prone to damage especially in colder climates, having an extra set of high performance tires is not far from being a necessity.

Among the aftermarket products currently available are Mopar’s rear seat delete package which gives the owners the option to remove the rear seat if they initially availed the Demon to come with the rear seat. This may sound simple but the package offers all the necessary parts and hardware that would have been used in the first place had the customer chose the Demon without the rear seat ready.

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With all the hype surrounding the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, it seems that it will be one of the most successful vehicles from the automaker even before it hits the production line.

Dodge never doubted that people would be lining up to purchase the 840 horsepower (626 kilowatt) muscle car. But now, the automaker is pleased to reveal that the Challenger SRT Demon is getting so much attention that its capability to attract customers has trickled down to the other mainstream versions of the Challenger.

FCA's North American passenger car brands said to The Detroit News that the first ever Demon has not been built yet, but the public has been talking about the car since January this year. Moreover, all this hype has pushed sales of the Challenger up and through the roof, and that the automaker has broken sales records this year, said Tim Kuniskis.

Read the entire article 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon breaks records, also boosts sales of other Challenger models

A Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is seen running amok in the streets of Pittsburgh from the new Pennzoil ad. “Exorcising the Demon”, as the video title shows, features Rhys Millen and the 840hp Dodge Challenger SRT. To some it may appear as if the high performance synthetic oil brand only wants us to marvel at how the American muscle car can actually drift and perform stunts. Still, the video is incredibly thrilling to watch. It leaves no doubt that it is indeed a stunningly powerful car.

The first part of the video was shot in what looks like a church where all of a sudden there are Pennzoil containers mysteriously falling off the shelves. At some point, you will see a shadowy figure (or what must be a guy wearing a hood) before the video finally takes you to the real action.

The Demon will be seen flying off the bridges and going down an empty tunnel in what seemed like a Hollywood action film. With the 840hp 6.2-liter V8, we think the Demon has more than enough power to drift and drag anywhere it pleases. Overall, Penzzoil effortlessly demonstrates the wild side of the Demon though it is actually designed for the drag strip.

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Like it or not, Chevrolet may soon be offering a cheaper Camaro in hopes of competing with Dodge Challenger and Ford Mustang GT. Apart from the less expensive trim, the automaker is also looking to offer more options for the V8 muscle car.

Bottom line: Chevrolet can lower the starting price of the existing $38,000 Camaro with a stripped-out Camaro SS. In an interview with Automotive News earlier this week, Chevy’s product head Mark Reuss said they are trying to go for a more affordable Camaro range to give way for more choices as well as to stay on the same level playing field as Ford.

Reuss explains that it may proceed with adding a new variety of options just so they don’t have to convince people into buying all the options with a V8 for the sake of having the V8. In the same way, he believes how it will open up better opportunities for the company if say, the Mustang and some of the vehicles in the segment should come with a much cheaper price tag.

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Hennessey Performance recently published a riveting video showing The Exorcist’s 959.32 hp and 756.29 lb-ft of torque on the rear wheels.

As it turns out, the tuner from Texas wants to announce to the world that “The Exorcist” Camaro ZL1 could cast out an incredible 959 hp on the Dyno test. It isn’t even close to the SRT Demon’s 840 hp at the crankshaft.

The theory is based on actual math, starting with the fifteen percent “drivetrain loss” on the Demon’s 1,103 hp. As for the ZL1, the boosted performance was made possible by Hennessey’s decision to upgrade the Camaro’s ECU, intakes and supercharger. Needless to say, the competition between Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and Hennessey Performance Engineering’s Chevy Camaro is heating up even more.

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The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has been making a lot of noise lately. From breaking records to being too dangerous its being banned on the road.

Now, its not actually Dodge that started this news. Instead, its an IndieGoGo user named Jan Tobias Lombard, who started an online campaign on social media. Basically, he is asking for people to make a donation so that he could earn $1,072,500 and buy himself a Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. In exchange for the pledge, he is offering those who donated at least $325 to drag race with him.

Right, you guys are probably thinking this is some sort of scam. The dude is simply trying his luck to get his hands on the hottest car that will soon be out in the market (without using his own money).

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Ford Motor Company confirmed that the 2018 Shelby GT350 and the 2018 Shelby GT350R Mustang will be available and is expected to arrive in various showrooms in the fall of this year. The 2018 version will be the same as its 2017 counterparts with the exception being that Ford will be offering three new colors for the exterior. These are Kona Blue, Lead Foot Gray, and Orange Fury.

That only new colors are offered is not much of a surprise is it was late last year when Ford confirmed that if the release of the 2018 model year would push through, there will no changes from the 2017 version. The announcement was made Monday, April 17, and is considered significant as this day is also celebrated as National Mustang Day.

The new models will be powered by the same FPC 5.2-liter V8 engine which can deliver 526 hp and offer a peak torque of 429 lb.-ft. There will also be the transmission, differential coolers, and engine oil, to ensure that the vehicle is cooled properly especially when on the track. Fitted to the 2018 versions as standard is the exceptional braking system which comes with the Brembo six-piston calipers and the two-piece 15.5-inch front rotors. It even has the MagneRide damping system to make sure that the 2018 versions remain well-balanced.

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Contacting Father Damien Karras, Hennessey’s new “ExorcistChevrolet Camaro ZL1 is getting out of control! We already know that Dodge is well on its way to unwrap its very own SRT Demon Challenger. Not to be outdone, Hennessey is also out to steal the limelight with its very own---The Exorcist. The horror of all horrors!

Hennessey Performance Engineering has created a 1000hp monster out of the new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1-- and even naming it after one of the “most profitable” horror movies ever made. But, way before Hennessey had cast its evil chants on the poor Camaro, the devilish muscle car already packs a strong 650hp and 650 lb ft-of torque. As if the Hellcats and SRT Demons aren’t good enough. Or should we say, “bad enough” for the hell’s standards.

With the new package, the 6.2-liter LT4 V8 receives a modified ECU, new larger intakes and an updated intercooler. Aside from the sufficiently large supercharger, Hennessey further enhanced the engine with long tube stainless steel headers, ported factory heads and high performance camshaft. Overall, this provides the LT4 with an extra 350hp and 316lb-ft of torque.

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