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Shelby Super Snake news - Shelby shows off 725bhp Super Snake - 2009

If you thought
that 700bhp tuned Mustang we showed you last week was a bit, well… un-muscular,
here’s the new Super Snake from longtime Ford tuners Shelby.

Based on the
Mustang GT500, the Super Snake puts out 725bhp from a supercharged version of
Ford’s 5.4-litre V8, and it looks properly mean: check out those rear quarter
window scoops - no idea where they’re drawing air into, but don’t let that sort
of thing worry you - the huge bonnet scoop and the carbon fibre splitter.

It’s not just
visual tweakery, however: the Super Snake gets Ford Racing suspension with
adjustable dampers and stiffer springs, and huge 20-inch wheels supporting
sticky Pirelli tyres.

It’ll cost our
lucky American cousins around $34,000, plus a donor GT500. If 725bhp sounds a
bit meaty for you, Shelby also offers a range of more modest upgrades for the
more modest Mustangs in the range.

Shelby has been
tuning Mustangs since way back in 1965, but the Shelby Mustang nameplate died
out in 1970, only to be revived in 2007.

watch Jeremy’s race in a Lotus against Stig in a Stang:


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