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2011 Shelby GT500 Super Snake takes output up to 800 HP

The 2011 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is already flying off the shelves of the famed American tuning company, but for those that demand even more power, Shelby decided to unveiled the 2011 versions of its famed Super Snake package.

The 2011 Shelby GT500 Super Snake packs a variety of upgrades over the outgoing model. Anthracite wheels, white stripes and a new type of hood scoop are all present, but the biggest change was made to the 5.0-liter V8 engine, which received new superchargers

You can order the Super Snake in three flavors, either a 660 HP, a 750 HP or a whopping 800 HP, which promises to be the fastest Mustang on the block.

Only 1,000 Shelby GT500 Super Snake packages will be offered, each costing around $30,000, without including the price of a new 2011 Ford Mustang GT.


2011 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 production limited to just 5,500 models

2011 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 production limited to just 5,500 models

Ford has just announced that the top of the Mustang range, the 2011 Shelby GT500, will see its production limited to just 5,500 units.

The measure, according to the Blue Oval, is to maintain exclusivity. In order to bust speculation about low sales, Ford also revealed that over 3,300 orders have been received.

Better yet, it seems that people who want the 550 HP Shelby GT500 want it with a lot of options. Statistics from Ford point out that three times as many coupes have been ordered with the $1,995 glass roof option than regular ones. Also, people are ordering the $3,995 performance package like crazy, with more than 68% of new Shelby GT500 models being equipped with it.

In case you’re thinking about getting your own performance Mustang, then you should know that the Shelby GT500 starts from $49,495, without any option. Also, you might want to hurry up, as the remaining muscle cars are definitely going to sell like hot cakes.


Shelby might celebrate Ford Mustang’s 50th anniversary with something much more special

One of the most iconic muscle cars in America, the Ford Mustang, is getting ready to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2014, so for traditional Mustang tuner Shelby, it’s never too early to start thinking about that special occasion.

In a recent interview with MotorTrend, Shelby American’s current CEO, John Luft, said that the company is working closely with the Blue Oval to release something extremely special, not just a Mustang with a few badges on it.

According to the exec, tuning legend and founder of the company, Caroll Shelby, has been spending some time at the Dearborn, Michigan, headquarters of Ford, in order to really straighten out the celebrations for the ‘Stang’s half century birthday.

Until then though, Luft also hinted that track-ready ‘R’ models might be resurrected, seeing as how the 2011 Mustang is moving beyond its muscle car, drag-ready image, to a more balanced, racing persona. If you want to celebrate the Mustang’s birthday early, don’t forget that the 2011 Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT500 are already up for sale.