Shelby Unveils 830-Horse 2024 Super Snake

Shelby American

On the 60th anniversary of the public reveal of the original Mustang, Shelby American pulled the cover off the first Shelby model based on the S650 Mustang: The supercharged, 830-horsepower Super Snake.

“We designed the Shelby Super Snake to be the pinnacle of our performance cars based on Ford’s world-class Mustang sports car,” said Joe Conway, CEO of Shelby American. “It follows Carroll Shelby’s vision that each generation of car improves the breed. By collaborating with Ford Motor Company, Whipple and other top companies, our Las Vegas team created our best Shelby Super Snake yet.”

The styling of the Super Snake will leave no doubt that it’s a special car. Its carbon fiber fenders and aluminum hood feature ample cooling vents, and a carbon fiber wing balances the car’s handling with added downforce. Wide magnesium alloy wheels keep the unsprung mass down for improved responsiveness. Shelby has upgraded the exhaust, suspension, and brakes to back up the racy looks, and of course, there’s the upgraded powerplant. A supercharger boosts the 5.0-liter V-8 to 830 hp when fed 93 octane fuel.

I had the chance to drive a Super Snake ten years ago when Ford was celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Mustang. Despite the low production volume, enthusiasts knew what the car was about. I’ve never been challenged to more roll races than when I was behind the wheel of that Super Snake on the boring desert drive from Los Angeles to Las Vegas.

“We have an unwavering commitment to the enthusiast,” said Vince La Violette, Shelby American Vice President of Operations and Senior Designer. “With the Super Snake’s competition heritage, we knew it was critical to dial up a car that is enjoyable during daily commutes and deeply rewarding during spirited driving. While the styling inside and out is certainly handsome, functionality drove every decision. This car checks all the boxes.”

2024 Shelby Super Snake
Shelby American

Just 250 copies of the 2024 Shelby Super Snake will be built, with production starting this summer. Customers can opt for a fastback or convertible and can also select a manual or automatic transmission. Prices will be announced soon.


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    Those wheels just don’t look right to me. Not so much the color, but the lack of depth and how they looked too tucked in. Not wide and mean. The truck lid spoiler by itself looks great. I wonder if you can option just that and not the big GT3 wing.

    I still don’t care for the backside of this generation. It looks too creased inward. I’m sure it’s a beast to drive.

    It’s bad and ready to brawl. But still I keep coming back to the 2019 GT- 350. Maybe because of the naturally ( normally as we used to say ) flat- plane and. ..Too bad it had such a relatively short shelf life. Having both, a ‘pick your poison’ GT- 350 and GT -500, would be sweet. Then again I’m just as dumb as anybody else here and the cost to produce vs profit margin vs why not? clouds my vision.

    I’m wondering how quick this car is. I’ve got a car with 200 less horsepower that does 0-100kmh (62mph) in under 2.9 seconds. It feels insane. It would stand to reason this car could beat that number by a fair amount.

    I drove my Uncle’s baddest or 2nd baddest Mustang of the year whatever model it was a few years ago. It was pretty cool. We were on a deserted country road and he told me to get on it, so I did. I missed the 3-4 shift and went straight into 6th. He chuckled a bit. I didn’t go past probably 4,500 rpm in any gear. Lots of power but didn’t seem all that exciting or shocking? I think that model had like 650-ish horsepower. Had the selectable exhaust cut-outs. Really could get someone in trouble quickly though with that kind of power- with the law or with the ditch.

    Get it with the manual trans, and you’ll have added anti-theft protection.
    Nobody who normally steals cars for fun will know how to drive it or what all those pedals are for.

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