Shelby dealerships around the world, including Shelby South Africa, have confirmed specifications and production numbers for the 2021 Shelby Super Snake, including the Shelby Speedster which forms part of the dynamic line-up. To celebrate the 98th anniversary of founder Carroll Shelby, a matching number of Super Snakes will be produced, while the Shelby Speedster will be even more exclusive with only 25 units being built.
The Shelby Super Snake remains a popular choice for muscle car enthusiasts who want added track capability and performance from their Mustang, and it’s clear that the engineers at Shelby have not rested on their laurels. Ready for 2021 are a set of new upgrades which have been formulated to further sharpen the Mustang’s presence while adding more levels of premium refinement beneath the skin.
The foundation of the 2021 Shelby Super Snake’s performance is still Ford’s latest generation 5-litre V8 engine, although its appearance and output have changed significantly thanks to the presence of a high-polished Whipple supercharger. With the additional intake pressure supplied from the supercharger, as well as some fine-tuning and other performance parts, the new Shelby Super Snake produces 615kW, with power delivery sticking to tradition by sending it to the rear wheels. The Super Snake launches from 0-100km/h in just 3.5 seconds!
To ensure Shelby’s reliability as well as consistent performance, the rest of the conversion is extensive and includes a new cooling system comprising a new radiator, aluminium tank and heat exchanger. Providing unrestricted performance, accompanied by an amplified engine note, is a full Borla exhaust system.
The Shelby Track Handling Package is characterised by new high-performance tyres wrapped around 20-inch one-piece forged aluminium wheels. Behind that, a glimpse of the red callipers reveals the Shelby brake system with improved cooling, keeping the brakes at peak performance for longer.