Today, the 2014 GT500 Super Snake is remembered as one of the most powerful Shelby American offerings of the modern era. The Super Snake was only bested in performance by the company’s Shelby 1000 series Mustang, which was also offered during the same period. For most who were lucky enough to own a GT500 Super Snake, their purchase personified the fulfillment of a long held dream. Many who had come of age, in a time during which the original Super Snake ruled the street, were now able to own a Shelby-inspired creation, all their own.
When purchasing the 2014 Shelby Super Snake post-production package, consumers were presented with two powerplant options to choose from. In its base form, the Super Snake was equipped with the same supercharged, 662 horsepower 5.8 liter V8, as was found in stock GT500 offerings of the day. Although the Super Snake produced no additional horsepower in its base format, it did come equipped with a host of additional upgrades. Some of the most notable of these additions included an upgraded Shelby cooling kit, a Shelby/Borla exhaust system, and Wilwood brakes at all four corners.