2024 Shelby Super Snake Unveiled as an 830-HP Untamed Beast

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Shelby Super Snake Unveiled with 830 HorsepowerShelby American
  • Shelby American revealed the 2024 Super Snake based on the new S650 Mustang, with production limited to 250 units

  • The 5.0-liter V-8 powering the Super Snake offers 480 and 830-hp versions, the latter adding a 3.0-liter Whipple supercharger to reach the lofty figure.

  • Other changes include a redesigned suspension, unique wheels, a Borla exhaust, stronger brakes, and better cooling.

Shelby American is entering the modern Mustang era with the introduction of the 2024 Super Snake based on the S650 generation. As with most cars to come out of the Shelby garage, the new Super Snake aims to elevate the performance and prestige of the donor car.

There are two engine options to choose from. Both are based on the Mustang's Coyote 5.0-liter V-8. The first option comes with the Mustang GT's standard 480 horsepower, while the second option adds a 3.0-liter Whipple supercharger and pushes firepower north of 830 ponies.

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Shelby American

No matter which output you choose, the Super Snake features a redesigned suspension, unique wheels, a Borla exhaust, stronger brakes, and an upgraded cooling system. Either powertrain can be had with two or three pedals, though opting for the manual means the addition of a short-throw shifter and one-piece driveshaft.


"We designed the Shelby Super Snake to be the pinnacle of our performance cars based on Ford's world-class Mustang sports car," said Joe Conway, CEO of Shelby American. "It follows Carroll Shelby's vision that each generation of car improves the breed."

Performance upgrades don't stop there, either, with Shelby American shedding excess weight from the Mustang like a snake sheds its skin. The Super Snake gets a new aluminum hood, carbon-fiber front fenders for the widebody kit, a new front fascia, and new rockers. The wheels we mentioned earlier? Those shave roughly nine pounds from each corner.

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Shelby American

Choosing between the coupe and convertible models also changes the rear spoiler setup. Opt for the fastback and you get a huge rear wing; go for the droptop and you'll receive a duckbill spoiler instead.

Interior upgrades are pretty minimal aside from Shelby logos replacing the usual Ford or Mustang-specific logos. As a bonus, Super Snake models equipped with a manual transmission get a unique Shelby gear shifter.

Pricing for the new Super Snake has yet to be revealed, but Shelby says production is planned to start this summer. The company is only planning to make 250 examples for the 2024 model year, so act quickly if you're interested.

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