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Shelby 2017 Super Snake – 50th Anniversary – Ford Mustang V8 5.0L préparé w/ supercharger: 750hp


Quelques jours après l’inattendue annonce de la Mustang Model Year 2018, l’entreprise Shelby présente la Super Snake. Le préparateur revient aujourd’hui avec une édition anniversaire : Shelby Super Snake.

Présentation Shelby 2017 Super Snake – 50th Anniversary


Heritage Shelby Super Snake

Back to 1967

La Super Snake a vu le jour en 1967 dans la foulée d’un programme de promotion unissant Shelby et Goodyear, qui cherchait un outil de promotion pour une nouvelle gamme de pneus grand public appelés Thunderbolt.

Carroll Shelby avait offert au fabricant de pneus une Shelby GT500. Son ancien directeur des Ventes, Don McCain, lui souffla à l’oreille l’idée de l’équiper d’un moteur plus puissant : le V8 de 7,0 litres utilisé dans la Ford GT40 Mk II victorieuse aux 24 Heures du Mans.

La GT500 portant le numéro de série 544 reçu donc un V8 similaire à celui de la GT40, une boîte de vitesses et un essieu arrière spéciaux, de même que des pneus Thunderbolt. McCain pensait pouvoir en vendre 50.

Forte de ses 600 ch, la Super Snake pouvait atteindre une vitesse de pointe de 274 km/h. Lors d’une démonstration informelle associée au lancement des pneus Thunderbolt, la voiture parcourut même 800 km à une vitesse moyenne de 229 km/h.

Source via fr.autofocus.ca & www.mecum.com/lots/SC0513-154080/1967-shelby-gt500-super-snake/


Design Shelby 2017 Super Snake 50th

Il y a 50 ans, Carroll Shelby réalisait donc la toute première Mustang Super Snake, variante la plus extrême de la pony car de Ford basé sur la GT500. Bien entendu, on ne manque pas un tel anniversaire, donc le préparateur présente l’héritage de l’entrepreneur pilote Carroll Shelby avec aujourd’hui une nouvelle mouture de sa Super Snake dérivée de la 6ème génération de Mustang. On est face à un profond restylage. A savoir, la Shelby Super Snake 2017 utilise la base de la Mustang actuelle. On imagine que les nouveautés seront facilement transposable sur la version Model Year 2018 de la Mustang, tout juste présenté. Bon ceci étant, la Mustang civile de base année 2017 ou 2018 sera méconnaissable ! :p

Shelby Super Snake - 2017 - front / avant

Shelby Super Snake – 2017 – front / avant

La Pony Car reçoit le package radical de la Super Snake pour célébrer les 50 ans de la Super Snake originale, sortie en 1967. La résultat est radical, avec deux ouvertures sur le capot et des jantes spécifiques.

Shelby American celebrates 50th Anniversary of Super Snake with new generation car

Jan. 19, 2017 – Five decades after the first “Super Snake” rumbled out of the factory, Shelby American Inc. unveiled the all-new 50th Anniversary model today in the Ford Motor Company exhibit at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction. To commemorate the anniversary of the legendary Shelby Super Snake, only 500 of the 2017 models will be built with a new lower MSRP beginning at US$69,995 including the base Ford Mustang GT.

“When Carroll Shelby introduced the Super Snake version of the Ford Mustang in 1967, it earned universal respect for its astonishing capabilities. When Shelby American reintroduced the Super Snake in 2007, the world was awed by the 600+ horsepower street legal muscle car. That tradition continues with our newest Shelby Super Snake, which is better in every way. Carroll’s bold spirit lives on through this amazing car.”
– Joe Conway, Co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International and CEO of Shelby American

The new Super Snake marks a significant next chapter in the company’s history.

“We compared the groundbreaking 1967 and 2007 model Super Snakes to other cars of their era when setting the performance parameters for our anniversary model. The new Super Snake matches those cars’ competitive advantages. The newest Super Snake is both extraordinarily fast and a thrill to drive. In a world filled with sterile cars, it’s a throwback to a time when people enjoyed driving.”
– Gary Patterson, Shelby American President

Based on the world-class Ford Mustang GT, the new Super Snake is equally capable on the road and the track. Shelby American collaborated with partners like Ford Performance, Borla, Michelin and Wilwood to create an even more focused car.

“The 2017 Super Snake is a tremendous performance value. We fine-tuned our processes and materials to offer an agile, nimble and balanced car at a lower cost. A turnkey Super Snake starting, has more base performance content than any other version in our history.”
– Vince LaViolette, Shelby American Vice President of Operations

Shelby Super Snake - 2017 - sigle Cobra 50th Year

Shelby Super Snake – 2017 – sigle Cobra 50th Year

One look at the Super Snake reveals unique Shelby styling that is smooth and integrated. The car features a new hood, rockers, spoilers, splitters, grilles, fog lights, rear tail panel and rear diffuser assembly. Additional styling cues also include anniversary stripes and badges. Inside, the anniversary theme continues across the seats, dash and floor.

Shelby Super Snake - 2017 - interior / intérieur

Shelby Super Snake – 2017 – interior / intérieur

Shelby Super Snake - 2017 - signature

Shelby Super Snake – 2017 – signature

The exterior of the car began life as a scaled computer model in CAD. Every part was then taken through an OEM process to develop the final product. Almost all Shelby-exclusive components were developed and tested with original equipment manufacturers.


“The 2017 Super Snake represents American muscle in the truest sense. It delivers full-throttle excitement at every turn, all wrapped in a chiseled, handsome body. We designed every aspect of the car to be leaner and more functional than previous models. No other car offers so much performance and styling for the price.”
– Vince LaViolette, Shelby American Vice President of Operations

Shelby Super Snake - 2017 - rear / arrière

Shelby Super Snake – 2017 – rear / arrière


Moteur Shelby 2017 Super Snake 50th

Shelby Super Snake - 2017 - front hood / calandre capot avant

Shelby Super Snake – 2017 – front hood / calandre capot avant

Grâce à l’utilisation d’un compresseur, le V8 5.0 développe dorénavant 670 ch. Ceci est valable pour la préparation « d’entrée de gamme ».
Shelby propose un moteur qui bénéficie d’un compresseur permettant de porter la puissance à 750 ch !

Shelby Super Snake - 2017 - under the hood / engine - moteur

Shelby Super Snake – 2017 – under the hood / engine – moteur

Le Coyote V8 5,0 litres de la Ford Mustang GT reçoit donc un compresseur (supercharger) pour délivrer maintenant la puissance de 750 ch.

A supercharger is an air compressor that increases the pressure or density of air supplied to an internal combustion engine. This gives each intake cycle of the engine more oxygen, letting it burn more fuel and do more work, thus increasing power.

Mustang - 2015 - engine V8 Coyote - infographic

Mustang – 2015 – engine V8 Coyote – infographic

Le 0 à 60mph est maintenant « snacké » en 3,5 secondes.

Des chiffres comparables à ceux d’une Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat (0 à 60mph en 3,6 secondes). Reste à savoir si la Shelby Super Snake Mustang 2017 saura tenir tête à sa rivale, la Challenger SRT Demon qui sera présentée prochainement.


The new Super Snake is an exercise in subtle details and features many first-to-market products. Working with Ford Performance, Shelby American sharpened the handling of the independent suspension and then upgraded the brakes with massive calipers and rotors. Under the hood, the Super Snake combines Ford’s iconic 5.0 V8 engine with forced induction for 670 horsepower; optional superchargers can pump out over 750 horsepower.

The result is a well-engineered car with stunning capabilities. On pump gasoline and Michelin street legal tires, a properly optioned Super Snake can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds, blaze through the quarter mile in only 10.9 seconds and deliver an amazing 1.2g on the skip pad.

The Super Snake is available in all Ford factory colors and can be ordered with a manual or automatic transmission. An extensive list of options is available, including larger superchargers capable of up over 750HP. Each Super Snake is assigned a Shelby serial number that is documented in the official Shelby Registry. A separate plaque signed by the build team will be affixed under the hood.

Châssis Shelby 2017 Super Snake 50th

Le reste de la partie technique a été étudié en partenariat avec Ford Performance pour adapter la suspension et le système de freinage Wildwood avec des étriers à six pistons.

Shelby Super Snake - 2017 - front wheel / roue avant

Shelby Super Snake – 2017 – front wheel / roue avant


2017 Shelby Super Snake – 50th Anniversary


Get snake bit all over again with the 50th Anniversary Shelby Super Snake! Packing up to 750+ horses and shod with stick-to-it performance tires, there’s no denying that Carroll’s bold spirit lives on in this American pony car.


Shelby Super Snake - 2017 - rear light

Shelby Super Snake – 2017 – rear light


An Insider’s Look at the 2017 Ford Shelby Super Snake


The 46th edition of Barrett Jackson’s Annual Scottsdale Auction had an extra buzz, thanks to the highly-anticipated reveal of the all-new 50th Anniversary model of the Shelby Super Snake. Located in the heart of the Ford Performance display, the Shelby American and Ford Performance leadership teams stunned the crowd with the unveiling of this legendary Shelby Mustang nameplate.


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