Nothing justifies the true American muscle car segment like the Shelby and ever since the announcement of new Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang, the market has gone bonkers. Since the new Shelby American will take the world by storm, Fold has decided to say final goodbye to the old GT500 and hence the company has decided to provide a limited run conversion package for 2007-2014 coupe or convertible GT500.
Limited only to a total of 50 units, the conversions will be done on the 2007-2014 coupe or convertible GT500s. The power will be provided by a 3.6 litre Kenne Bell supercharger unit which will replace the V8's standard blower and increase the power up to 850 hp for the latest models. In addition to the boosted power, buyers get some extra style.
All the 50 units will get 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.
"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 models will be priced at $44,995 and will be available through January 31, 2015.
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