2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Super Snake

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby Super Snake: Ultimate Guide

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2016 Ford Mustang Shelby Super Snake

Under the functional hood, the Super Snake combines Ford’s iconic 5.0 V8 engine with forced induction for 670 horsepower; optional superchargers can pump out over 750 horsepower.

For 2015 (and back again for 2016), Shelby made the Super Snake available for the first time with an automatic transmission. The six-speed overdrive auto is a great option, offering quick upshifts with the simplicity and comfort of any modern performance sports car. Of course, a 6-speed manual is standard equipment. And with either transmission, power is transferred through a one-piece driveshaft to the beefed-up rear end.

This Super Snake embraces Shelby embroidered, leather seats and headrests. Based on the world-class Ford Mustang GT, the new supercharged Super Snake is equally capable on the road and the track. Shelby American collaborated with world-class auto giants like Ford Performance, Borla and Wilwood to engineer this next gen Shelby.

The new Super Snake is an exercise in subtle details and features many first-to-market products. Working with Ford Performance, Shelby American sharpened the handling of the independent suspension and then upgraded the brakes with massive calipers and rotors.

Standard Features

• Ford Performance 670 HP supercharger (standard)
• Ford Performance track handling pack
• Ford Performance exhaust
• 20” forged aluminum wheels, black
• Shelby summer performance spec tires
• Shelby by Wilwood brake system (6 piston front, 4 piston rear)
• Shelby exclusive brake & bearing duct cooling system


• Shelby engineered body components: (Includes hood, grilles, rockers, rocker splitters, front splitter, rear spoiler, rear tail panel, rear diffuser, lower rear splitter and more)
• Striping & badging (2017 MY examples receive 50th anniversary badging)
• Exclusive Shelby integrated LED fog / running / turn signal lamp assemblies


• Floor mats and door sill plates
• Gauge cluster with Shelby by AutoMeter wireless gauges
• Floor mats and door sill plates
• Engine cap set


• 750+HP Option (with required options)
• 750+ horsepower supercharger (Whipple or Kenne Bell, black finish standard)
• Shelby extreme cooling
• Ford Performance half shafts
• Transmission cooling (automatic only)
• One-piece drive shaft
• Ford Performance wheel studs
• Short throw shifter

Exterior Options

  • Painted stripes
  • Stripe delete (side stripe is mandatory for all models)
  • Bright finish 20” forged aluminum wheels

Interior Options

  • Shelby spec seat interior
  • 4 point roll bar with harnesses, rear seat delete (Harnesses installed by customer)
  • Shelby coil covers
  • Convertible light bar Performance Options
  • Ford Performance half shafts
  • Shelby extreme cooling system (Includes radiator and overflow tank)
  • One-piece drive shaft
  • Short throw shifter
  • 3:73 gears
  • Ford Performance wheel studs