Mustang GT500E Super Snake
1 of 43 Unique Performance GT500E Super Snake Supercharged Shelby 482 V8 5 Speed
- 482 cubic inch Shelby Performance V8 / Vortech supercharger / FAST XFI fuel injection / 725 dyno-proven horsepower
- Side-exit exhaust / SpinTech mufflers
- Tremec 3550 5-speed manual transmission / RAM hydraulic clutch
- Currie 9-inch rear axle / 3.50 gears
- Unique Performance suspension
- Power rack-and-pinion steering / 4-wheel disc brakes
- 17-inch Carroll Shelby wheels
- Custom leather interior / Old Air Products air conditioning / Modern Sony audio
- 1 of only 43 GT500E Super Snakes produced / Listed in the Shelby Unified Registry
- Sale includes a Letter of Authentication from Carroll Shelby Licensing
In the world of Mustangs, there are plenty of cars that have great street presence. And then there are cars, like this sinister Shelby Super Snake, that are wicked manifestations of high octane and pure adrenaline! Listed in the Shelby Unified Registry, and 1 of only 43 Continuation Super Snakes ever produced, this killer pony could be the ultimate big block Ford. With one twist of its key, 468 cubic inches of supercharged V8 roars to life, shattering any thinly veiled subtlety into a million pieces. When its rubber bites the pavement, a custom suspension and beefy Tremec 5-speed afford a steady diet of modern performance poseurs that's seasoned with the occasional golden age classic. And if you're looking for some pedigreed metal that crosses legendary heritage with fresh DNA, it's the stuff your dreams are made of!
Like so many things modern-era Shelby, the story of the Continuation Super Snakes is a bit of a convoluted tale. But, like so many things classic-era Shelby, that story is part of what makes the cars so cool and so collectable. Back in 2001, Shelby authorized Dallas' Unique Performance to build 400 Base and Performance GT500Es and 75 GT500E Super Snakes. Unfortunately, Unique Performance experienced major financial strain, and only 43 Super Snakes made it out of the hole. Naturally, that financial strain caused the company to cut costs and compromise quality. And while this coupe, CSE-SS058, had accumulated an initial construction cost of $171K by its June, 2006 completion date, it needed quite a bit of post-build sorting. After everything on the numbers side got settled, the car was sent to Revved Automotive Concepts for an additional $100K of work. And today, this Ford rolls as one of the coolest, fastest, most lust worthy and most exclusive Mustangs on the planet!
Given its fledgling age, youthful aesthetics and mere break-in miles, this Shelby could be considered a brilliant bundle of showroom-fresh aggression. At the leading edge of this slick coupe, clear fog lights, PIAA driving lamps and bright halogen headlights front classy billet grilles, which line an Eleanor-style fascia. At the top of those grilles, polished lanyards pin an aggressive hood in front of fresh glass that's framed in straight trim, polished wipers, bullet-style mirrors and sculpted pillar scoops. At the base of that glass, Shelby fender caps, rowdy side pipes and a Monza-style fuel filler cage traditional door handles and vivid GT500E emblems. And at the back of the car, traditional Shelby taillights center a third GT500E emblem between a color-keyed bumper a lightweight decklid and small PIAA reverse lamps.
Hoist the car's snug fitting hood and you'll find 482 cubic inches of Shelby big block that twists big horsepower into gobs of stump-pulling torque! The primary focus of Revved Automotive Concepts' careful sorting, this all-aluminum FE was sent to famed Shelby dealer Gessford Machine for a complete rebuild. At the top of the bored and stroked mill, Gessford-fabricated cold air induction funnels wind in to a Shelby-commissioned Vortech supercharger. That blower utilizes a 2.70 pulley to combine 5-6 pounds of boost with quality FAST XFI fuel injection. A resulting air/fuel mixture makes its way from a port-matched Edelbrock intake to CNC-ported Edelbrock heads, which hide a T&D rocker system and Cometic MLS gaskets under Shelby-branded valve covers. When those heads flood the cylinders, an MSD Pro-Billet distributor sequences spark between an MSD Blaster HVC coil, MSD 6BTM ignition and beefy Ford Racing plug wires. A Comp custom-grind cam pushes gases through coated, long-tube headers. A custom Be Cool radiator, mounted in a massaged support, centers a large SPAL puller fan in front of a Shelby water pump and Canton expansion tank. Billet pulleys spin cool air conditioning next to convenient power steering. There's an integrated engine oil and steering cooler system that, along with a polished master cylinder and functional Revved strut tower brace, looks right at home in the car's textured engine bay. And it all adds up to a dyno-tuned monster that makes and easy 725 horsepower!
At the bottom of this Mustang, a freshened undercarriage houses solid, undercoated floors that are bolted to a roster of top-notch components. Behind the buff FE, a RAM hydraulic clutch engages a shielded Tremec 3550 5-speed, which twists an aluminum driveshaft that's threaded to a Currie 9-inch axle and big, 3.50 gears. That rear end rolls on a tailored Unique Performance suspension, which complements Revved geometry with power rack-and-pinion steering. Braking is equally class, with beefy calipers, “SHELBY” branded Baers up front, clenching four drilled and slotted rotors. Hand-fabricated by Revved Automotive, the car's 3-inch, ceramic-coated exhaust employs throaty SpinTech mufflers. Torque shakes the ground through Shelby-branded blades, which twist 245/40ZR17 Toyo Proxes R888s in front of 315/35ZR17 Toyo Proxes R888s. And finishing touches include a deep Aviad oil pan, a quality Tilton Super Stater and a large Fuel Safe fuel cell.
Open the doors and you'll find a fully restored cockpit that mixes the best elements of Ford's Black vinyl interior with many stylish and functional upgrades. Front-and-center, “Super Snake” branded, hi-back bucket seats stretch tight leather covers under a tough roll bar and 4-point G-FORCE safety harnesses. In front of those seats, an ornate, dual-cowl dash centers Cobra-branded telemetry and satin silver trim above Old Air Products air conditioning and a color-keyed Sony head unit. Below that dash, a thin console anchors nitrous controls, a trick Shelby shifter and a Cobra-branded armrest between clean Auto Meter accessory gauges and a polished fire extinguisher. The floors are occupied by fade-free carpet, which floats themed mats beneath billet pedals. At the sides of that carpet, 'layered' door panels feature clean stainless trim and bright chrome handles. In front of the driver, a polished and wood-rimmed steering wheel laps a tilting column. And behind the passengers, a clean cargo hold leads the eye to color-keyed Sony Xplod speakers, which front a bright nitrous tank and billet battery box.
OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION AND ACCESSORIES
* A Letter of Authentication from Carroll Shelby Licensing
* Warranty paperwork from Unique Performance
* Specs from Unique Performance
* Build receipts from Revved Automotive
* Component literature
* A vanity plate that's complete with a matching frame
Storied and equally seductive, this Mustang absolutely sets the bar for top-of-the-line pony cars. If you're the kind of gearhead who demands the best, and understands that quality doesn't compromise, you're well aware of the bliss this Ford offers. Stunning to look at, thrilling to drive and exceptional to show, it's an octane-fueled masterpiece that'll remain timeless thanks to classic design and first-rate craftsmanship. So, what are you waiting for? Call your friends at RK Motors Charlotte today!
* 1 of only 43 GT500E Super Snakes produced / Listed in the Shelby Unified Registry
* 468 cubic inch Shelby Performance V8 / Vortech supercharger / FAST XFI fuel injection / 725 dyno-proven horsepower
* Tremec 3550 5-speed manual transmission / Hydraulic clutch
* Custom leather interior / Old Air Products air conditioning / Modern Sony audio
* Currie 9-inch rear axle / 3.50 gears
* Unique Performance suspension
* Power rack-and-pinion steering / 4-wheel disc brakes
* 17-inch Carroll Shelby wheels
* Side-exit exhaust / SpinTech mufflers
* Sale includes a Letter of Authentication from Carroll Shelby Licensing