Mustang Of The Day: 2007 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Super Snake Convertible

The 2007 GT500 Super Snake was a production Mustang so brazen in its design and performance attributes, that Ford refused to back their high output creation with any form of available manufacturer’s warranty.

If you bought it, the Super Snake was yours, and yours only. Ford, nor most insurance companies, wished to bear any responsibility for the hot-rodding shenanigans that were sure to follow. With a total output of 725 HP, their decision was likely justifiable.

As striking as the Super Snake was, its true value, to most, lied beneath the hood. Crammed between each front fender was a Kenne Bell Supercharger-equipped 5.4L V8. This powerplant was nothing short of fearsome and utilized 12 psi of boost, a special Shelby tune, and a high-flow intake to generate 750+ horsepower.

The Super Snake’s staggering output was directed through a six-speed manual transmission, which featured a Ford short-throw shifter, a 3 ½-inch driveshaft, and a set of 3.73 gears. This setup proved to be extremely efficient, as the Super Snake recorded ¼ mile times of only 10.87 seconds, with a top speed of 134 MPH.

The 2007 GT500 Super Snake is still known today as one of the most powerful Mustangs to have ever been produced. While many would be led to believe that the market for such a heavily tuned vehicle would be somewhat limited, sales of the Super Snake were quite impressive. Only 1000 units were produced in 2007, all of which sold without delay.

Photos by RFMartin Photography courtesy of RM Sotheby’s