2024 Shelby Super Snake Ford Mustang

2024 Shelby Super Snake, its most exciting and capable version of the Ford Mustang in 60 years. Shelby American, shocked the performance community when it introduced the limited edition 2024 Shelby Super Snake on the international Barrett-Jackson stage in Palm Beach, Florida.

2024 Shelby Super Snake both models 1 One of the most highly anticipated vehicles of 2024, the 830+ horsepower sports car was designed to be the highest-performing in history.

“We designed the Shelby Super Snake to be the pinnacle of our performance cars based on Ford’s world-class Mustang sports car,” said Joe Conway, CEO of Shelby American. “It follows Carroll Shelby’s vision that each generation of car improves the breed. By collaborating with Ford Motor Company, Whipple and other top companies, our Las Vegas team created our best Shelby Super Snake yet.”

The 5.0L V8-powered Shelby Super Snake is offered in both 480 and 830+ (supercharged) horsepower versions, giving it super car capabilities. The suspension was tuned for sharper turn in and the exhaust for better air flow, while the brakes and cooling were enhanced to leverage the powertrain’s potential.

Race-bred Mark IV Ford GT, which won Le Mans in 1966

“The roots of the Shelby Super Snake began with the race-bred Mark IV Ford GT, which won Le Mans in 1966,” said Gary Patterson, President of Shelby American. “That car’s engine was the inspiration for the first Shelby Super Snake, a one-off experimental built for high-speed testing on the track. Over the years, the vehicle has evolved but continued to keep its ‘competition-edged’ personality. The 2024 Shelby Super Snake is pure American performance.”

This is Shelby American’s first car based on the new S650 Ford Mustang platform. The 2024 Shelby Super Snake demonstrates the perfect balance of form and function.

“We set out to make the 2024 Ford Mustang the most technically sophisticated Shelby Super Snake in history,” said Vince La Violette, Shelby American Vice President of Operations and Senior Designer. “Through careful engineering, we were able to add much more power while working to keep the weight more balanced with a new aluminium hood and carbon fibre fenders that also redirect the wind for ultimate cooling. Our lightweight magnesium alloy wheels cut pounds off the rotating mass so you can run deeper into and accelerate faster out of the corner. The featherweight carbon fibre tail wing keeps the retuned suspension firmly planted.”

2024 Shelby Super Snake front 1

2024 Shelby Super Snake truly a special car

Shelby American has spent the past years designing its elite version of the car. Lessons learned through thousands of hours spent on the track, the dyno and design studio over the decades have made the 2024 Shelby Super Snake truly a special car.

“We have an unwavering commitment to the enthusiast,” said LaViolette. “With the Super Snake’s competition heritage, we knew it was critical to dial up a car that is enjoyable during daily commutes and deeply rewarding during spirited driving. While the styling inside and out is certainly handsome, functionality drove every decision. This car checks all the boxes.”

250 cars for the US

The 2024 model roars with over 830+ horsepower from its supercharged 5.0L V8; available in either manual or automatic transmission for both fastback and convertible body styles. Only 250 total 2024 model cars will be available in the US, with international partners receiving limited numbers commensurate with their market.

Each vehicle from Shelby American is documented in the official Shelby Registry. With its own Individual CSM number. This registry collection dates back to the very first Shelby vehicle produced and is a living legacy of all Shelby vehicles produced, ensuring the collectability of these vehicles with verified authentication registered back to when each vehicle is produced.

“The 2024 Shelby Super Snake is visually stunning,” said Patterson. “It is such a contrast in styling from European marques yet has the performance capabilities to compete with them at half their price. With only 250 available in the US, it will be ultra-rare.”

The Shelby Super Snake is offered through Shelby selected Ford dealers in the United States. And International Official Mod shops around the world.

2024 Shelby Super Snake V8 engine 1

2024 Shelby Super Snake limited production run 

For Australia, Mustang Motorsport based In Ferntree Gully, Victoria is the Australian Official Shelby Mod Shop. Working closely with Shelby American In Las Vegas, Mustang Motorsport have been importing and upgrading popular Shelby Vehicles for Australian customers for over 18 years. This relationship continues with the exclusive release of the 2024 Super Snake with a limited production run for Australia.

“We are excited for the next generation and can’t wait to see them on our Aussie roads” said James Johnson, Director of Mustang Motorsport. “If Mustang enthusiasts are looking for the most capable high-performance Mustang you can’t beat a Shelby!”

Australian Shelby Super Snakes will be built on a customer-supplied, Australian-delivered base Mustang GT and will receive the 830+ Horsepower package supplied with ADR compliance and 3 year/60,000km limited driveline warranty.

Production is expected to begin mid-year in the USA with Australian Production to follow late 2024. Pricing in Australia has not yet been finalized, to be announced by Mustang Motorsport at a later date.

2024 Shelby Super Snake front quarter 1

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 streetcar, Daytona Coupe and Shelby Series 2 component vehicles; it offers the Shelby GT, 1000, Super Snake, SE and GT post-title packages for the 2005-2024 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 has 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, the company commenced its upgrade and enhancement services for the new model. These include being the first international SHELBY Authorized Mod Shop, and the only SHELBY Authorised Mod Shop in Australia.

Mustang Motorsport can upgrade your Mustang to become full SHELBY Special edition models under licence in partnership with the team at Shelby American. These include iconic models such as the SHELBY GT, Super Snake, and other limited-run releases.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.