SHELBY UNLEASHES 'BUNDLE OF SNAKES'
- The most diverse offering of Shelby cars based on the Ford Mustang in history, ranging from the Shelby GT to the Shelby Super Snake and Shelby GT500SE
- Unprecedented time spent designing, refining and building these Shelby vehicles
Key Updates for 2021 Supersnake:
- 825HP now standard on 2021 Model Year
- Widebody Front Guards for a square footprint (305/30R20 tyres Front & Rear) Increasing Handling and Balance to the chassis for a more engaging drive
- New Wheel designs, lightweight Forged one piece wheels
- Speedster option on Convertible
Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc, today unleashed the ultimate “Bundle of Snakes” with the launch of its 2021 model year cars based on the Ford Mustang. To celebrate the 98th anniversary of founder Carroll Shelby’s birth, only 98 each of the Shelby GT, Shelby GT500SE and mighty Shelby Super Snake will be built this year, as well as 98 of the new “Speedster” version cars. The trio, along with the 2021 Ford Shelby Super Baja F-250, were unveiled to a small, private group at the Taste of Motorsports Experience in Arizona; they will be on display all weekend until a formal public introduction at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale from March 20-26, 2021.
“The 2021 model year represents a significant new chapter at Shelby American,” said Gary Patterson, president of Shelby American. “This is the most diverse group of Ford Mustang-based Shelby’s in our history. While the amazing Ford Mustang is a world-class car from the factory, our team created additional models so we can offer something for everyone who dreams of owning a high-performance Shelby. From the daily driver Shelby GT to the technically sophisticated Shelby GT500 SE package and the limited-edition Shelby Super Snake Speedster, we’ve never offered so many choices.”
The Shelby Signature Edition package for the 2015-2020 Ford Shelby GT350 (including “R” model), along with the Shelby 1000 and Shelby Super Snake post-title packages for the 2012-2014 Shelby GT500 are also still available from Shelby American.
“The unprecedented energy spent on our lineup demonstrates an unwavering commitment to the enthusiast,” saidVince LaViolette, Shelby American Vice President of Operations and Chief Designer. “Collaborating with Ford Motor Company, Penske, Borla, Brembo and other key companies, we dialed in a unique personality for each car targeted to a specific type of driver. And then we spent countless hours, miles and laps refining the vehicles. That quality shows in every car we build today.”
The latest offering is the Signature Edition (SE) package for the 2021 Shelby GT500. It has over 800 horsepower. The supercar has a host of other enhancements that range from a lighter dry carbon fiber performance hood with functional air vents to high flow cooling, suspension modifications and styling changes. A portion of the sale from each SE package benefits the Carroll Shelby Foundation.
“We enjoy a very close relationship with the team at Ford,” said LaViolette. “This helped us maximize our design for the functional hood, as well as tune suspension dynamics and even determine the impact of additional power on the dual clutch transmission. Our SE package takes the new Shelby GT500 and gives it a sharper edge with even greater capabilities, without voiding the warranty. We plan to limit the availability of this package to 98 vehicles per model year in North America.”
The highest profile car is the exciting 2021 Shelby Super Snake, which traces its roots back to the one-off experimental car created by Shelby American in 1967. The 2021 model roars with over 825 horsepower from its supercharged 5.0L V8; it is available with a manual transmission or automatic, as well as either a fastback or convertible.
New for 2021, Shelby will offer a total of 98 “Speedster” edition Super Snakes. The Shelby Super Snake Speedster transforms the car into a two-seat roadster; it includes a convertible tonneau and unique striping, as well as special floormats and door sill plates. The impressive options for all Super Snake models are painted stripes, a wide body package, Penske track suspension and rear seat delete with harness bar.
“The new Speedster is stunning,” said Patterson. “From a styling perspective, there is simply nothing like it on the road. With the widebody option, it’s a rare combination of sleek elegance and American muscle machismo. This is the automotive equivalent of a powerful heavyweight boxer fitted into a stylish, fine suit. And with only 98 available, it will be ultra-rare.”
The Shelby GT is designed for intense personalization and daily driving. The 480 horsepower V8 powered car has a deep draw hood with functional vents, Ford Performance suspension, Borla cat-back exhaust, 20-inch wheels shod with high performance tires, Shelby styling, custom interior and more. it is an affordable Shelby suited for daily use while still capable for quick, spirited driving on the track or open road. Shelby offers many custom parts for the car, including the “S/C” package that adds a 700 horsepower supercharger. Enthusiasts can choose between a manual or automatic transmission, as well as fastback or convertible.
Each vehicle from Shelby American is documented in the official Shelby Registry. The cars come with a 3 year/60,000km driveline warranty Supported by Mustang Motorsport.
The 2021 Shelby Super Snake, Shelby GT and the GT500SE & GT350SE are available through Mustang Motorsport Australia’s official Shelby Mod shop and will be built at Mustang Motorsport on Australian Delivered Mustang GT’s and Crossover Car Conversions Imported and right hand drive converted GT500 & GT350 for the (GT500SE & GT350SE program). Individuals interested in these or any other Shelby vehicle Can contact Mustang Motorsport.
About Shelby American, Inc.
Founded by legend Carroll Shelby, Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK), manufactures and markets performance vehicles and related products. The company builds authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA, 289 street car, Daytona Coupe and Shelby Series 2 component vehicles; it offers the Shelby GT, 1000, Super Snake, SE and GT post-title packages for the 2005-20201 Ford Mustang. Shelby American also offers the Shelby Raptor, Shelby F-150 Super Snake and Shelby F-150 trucks, as well as the Shelby F-250 Super Baja. Heritage cars include the continuation 1965 Shelby GT350 competition model, 1967 Ford Shelby Super Snake and 1968 Ford Shelby GT500KR. For more information, visit www.Shelby.com.
ABOUT MUSTANG MOTORSPORT
Founded By Craig Dean Mustang Motorsport have been Australia's leader in the import, conversion and upgrade of late model Mustangs for over two decades. With the release of the all new Mustang in 2015, we commenced our upgrade and enhancement services for the new model. These include being a the only Australian SHELBY Authorized Mod Shop. Mustang Motorsport can upgrade your Mustang to become a full SHELBY Special edition models under licence with the team at Shelby American. These include iconic models such as the SHELBY GT and Super Snake and more!