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  • Image Credit: Shelby American
  • Image Credit: Shelby American
  • Image Credit: Shelby American
The upcoming Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang keeps grabbing a horde of headlines thanks in no small part to the pony car's 5.2-liter V8 with a flat-plane crankshaft, magnetic dampers and other go-fast goodies. However, as the new contender enters the ring, Shelby American is saying goodbye to the old GT500 and the company's even more powerful Super Snake version with its new Signature Edition model.

Limited to a total of 50 conversions on 2007-2014 coupe or convertible GT500s, the Shelby American Signature Edition packages some of buyers' most common choices into a single vehicle with a few extra touches, as well. The heart of it all is a 3.6-liter Kenne Bell supercharger to replace the V8's standard blower and take power up to a claimed 850 horsepower for the latest models. To keep things running at the proper temp, the mill gets an upgraded radiator, heat exchanger and aluminum cooling tanks, too. The rear brakes are also improved to slow this stallion down.

In addition to the boosted power, buyers get some extra style. These special Super Snakes are available in all of the colors available on them from Ford, plus a range of shades for the stripe, and the wide body package can also be added as an additional option. The limited version wears 20-inch forged wheels from Weld that are 9.5-inches wide at the front and 10.5-inches at the rear and feature Signature Edition center caps. Inside, there's a commemorative badge with Shelby's signature on the airbag cover and Signature Edition floor mats. Finally, customers get a day training at the track to learn how to control this beast as part of the package.

Orders for the Signature Edition are being accepted through January 31, 2015, and the modded model is priced at $44,995.00, which is in addition to the price of the stock GT500. Read below for Shelby American's full announcement of this limited Mustang.
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SHELBY AMERICAN'S SIGNATURE EDITION GT500 SUPER SNAKE PACKAGES TO HONOR FINAL 2007-2014 MODEL YEAR CARS NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

· Shelby American to offer 50 total Signature Edition Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snakes

· Special badging and stripe colors offered for every model year for first time in history

· Offer expires January 31, 2015


LAS VEGAS – Dec. 20, 2014 –Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK), has unveiled a Signature Edition Super Snake package to honor the end of production for the current generation Ford Shelby GT500. With unique styling and up to 850 HP, these limited edition muscle cars feature the most popular upgrades at a special price. Only 50 total coupe or convertible 2007-2014 model year Signature Edition Super Snakes will be built with orders accepted through Jan. 31, 2015.

"The Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake has become one of the most exciting and desired cars in the world since we introduced it in 2007," said Joe Conway, Co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International and CEO of Shelby American. "With production of the current generation GT500 ending, we wanted to commemorate the sunset of an important era. This Shelby truly changed the automotive landscape and inspired the performance competition that continues today. It's a car worthy of being honored with a very special limited edition Shelby. The package can only be ordered available for a limited time, so ownership puts a person in a very elite club."

The Shelby GT500 Super Snake is a post-title program based on the 2007-2014 Ford Shelby GT500. The post-title package includes upgrades to the engine, suspension, brakes and cooling. The cars get a unique and stunning visual treatment, as well as interior upgrades.

To build a Signature Edition Super Snake, Shelby American is also integrating the most popular upgrades and added stunning visual touches to make them stand out from other Super Snake. For the first time, the cars are available in the entire color palette offered by Ford Motor Company on the Shelby GT500. Customers can choose the stripe colors to be paired with the new forged Weld Shelby wheels for the first time for a 2007-2012 model year car. A commemorative badge that honors Carroll Shelby's signature is featured prominently on the airbag cover. As an extra cost option, the "wide body" package can also be ordered for installation.

"Some of the most collectible cars built by Shelby American include the '427 Edition' Super Snake and '40th Anniversary' GT500 packages," said Neil Cummings, Co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International. "The Signature Edition GT500 Super Snake is the most exclusive version of the car we've ever offered."

In addition to receiving a very rare car, owners of the Signature Edition Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake will enjoy a day of training at the track. Each track day will be scheduled based on track availability.

"The Shelby GT500 Super Snake is an incredibly capable car," added Shelby American Vice President of Strategic Sales and Media Relations Gary Patterson. "We want to teach owners how to leverage all of the extra power, handling and braking their car possesses. So we're including a day of personal training upon delivery of a Super Snake at the same track where Shelby American tests all of our cars."

Key features on the Signature Edition cars include:

Forged Weld Wheels with Signature Edition center caps

3.6 Kenne Bell Supercharger

Shelby Performance cooling package with a new radiator, heat exchanger and aluminum cooling tanks

Upgraded rear brakes

Commemorative Carroll Shelby signature air bag cover decal from the Carroll Shelby Foundation

Stripes in any current color offered by Shelby American

"Super Snake" Signature Edition vehicle badges

Unique CSM number on interior and engine plates

Signature Edition floor mats

One day track experience

The Signature Edition Shelby GT500 Super Snake post-title package is $44,995.00, not including the base car. all 50 of these cars will be built at the Shelby American factory in Las Vegas. Customers interested in a car can also contact the Shelby American sales department at (702) 942-7325 or go to www.shelbyamerican.com.

About Shelby American, Inc. and Carroll Shelby Licensing

Founded by legend Carroll Shelby, Shelby American manufactures and markets performance vehicles and related products. The company builds authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA and 289 street car component vehicles; it offers the Shelby 1000, GT500 Super Snake, Shelby GT and GTS post-title packages for the 2005-2014 Ford Mustang. Shelby American also builds the Shelby Raptor muscle truck and Shelby Focus ST hot hatch. The company's SPP division also offers high performance parts for 2005+ Ford Mustangs, including Shelby models. For more information, visit www.shelbyamerican.com. Shelby American is a subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI.PK). Carroll Shelby Licensing Inc., also a wholly owned division, is the exclusive holder of Carroll Shelby's trademarks and vehicle design rights. It also holds trademark rights for Shelby-branded apparel, accessories and collectibles. Info is at www.shelbylicensing.com.

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