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2015 Shelby Mustang Super Snake revealed, up to 560kW

If you’re after a super-powerful muscle car, read on. This is the new 2015 Shelby Mustang Super Snake, also known as one of the most powerful turnkey-ready Mustang packages on the market.

2015 Shelby Mustang Super Snake

The new model is based on the regular Mustang GT, only under the bonnet the 5.0-litre V8 has been modified and comes with a Ford Performance supercharger setup that lifts power to a monstrous 484kW. If that won’t suffice, there’s an optional Whipple supercharger that takes power to 560kW.

It’s not all about power though. The Super Snake has been modified in other areas to help maximise all that grunt. At the rear is a Ford Performance differential with special half shafts, and3.73:1 gearing.

There’s also a bespoke handling package with Ford Performance suspension components, 20-inch Weld Racing wheels with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres, and a set of Wilwood brakes for serious stopping power.

In terms of styling enhancements, the 2015 Super Snake comes with a full carbon fibre aero package consisting of a large front spoiler, a chunkier rear diffuser, and a carbon bonnet. A pair of carbon side mirrors and a black anodised grille completes the look.

Passengers are treated to a mild interior makeover too, with special floor mats, sill plates, and a three-gauge cluster for the dash, and plenty of Shelby branding. The driver also gets a short-throw gear shifter to support sporty driving.

2015 Shelby Mustang Super Snake-engine

Shelby America is planning to make just 300 examples of the new beast, with prices starting at $49,995. The price doesn’t include the initial cost of the stock Mustang GT.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.