Shelby’s Super Snake Speedster will let you experience 814hp with the roof off

Limited to just 98 units
by Greg Potts | Mar 17, 2021
PHOTO: Shelby American

Shelby American recently announced its refreshed 2021 range of modified Ford Mustangs. Alongside updates to the Shelby GT, the GT500SE, and the top-spec Super Snake, though, is an all-new offering.

Internet, say hello to the Shelby Super Snake Speedster. Underneath, it’s basically a ‘standard’ Super Snake. That means the 5.0-liter V8 has been fettled and fitted with a Whipple supercharger and a Borla exhaust system to produce a total of 814hp.

The Shelby Super Snake Speedster

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There’s also Penske track suspension, fairly massive Brembo brakes, and 20-inch forged aluminum wheels. Oh, and that’s not forgetting the widebody kit and the choice of an automatic or manual gearbox—the latter being fitted with a short-throw mod.

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Just 98 standard Super Snakes will be built this year to celebrate the 98th anniversary of Carroll Shelby’s birth, but then there’ll also be 98 Super Snake Speedsters, too.

The Shelby Super Snake Speedster on the road

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The Speedster is essentially a two-seat roadster with a hardtop tonneau, ‘unique striping,’ and many special-edition badges. Looks mean, doesn’t it? Just check out that slicey front splitter.

The 0-60mph (97kph) sprint is dispatched in 3.5sec, according to Shelby, and prices will start at $138,780 (P6.75 million) for the Speedster. Standard Super Snakes with a manual ’box begin at $133,785 (P6.51 million), so if you like your 800hp+ Mustangs with a bit of added breeze, the Speedster really is quite the bargain. Maybe...

More photos of the Shelby Super Snake Speedster:

The Shelby Super Snake Speedster angled view

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The Shelby Super Snake Speedster angled rear view

The Shelby Super Snake Speedster profile

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The Shelby Super Snake Speedster rear view

The Shelby Super Snake Speedster angled profile view

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The Shelby Super Snake Speedster headlamp closeup

The Shelby Super Snake Speedster emblem

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The Shelby Super Snake Speedster front view on the road

The Shelby Super Snake Speedster feature

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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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