Shelby American has taken the wraps off their new Super Snake.

Shelby American has taken the wraps off their new Super Snake.

Based on the 2015 Ford Mustang GT, the Super Snake features a carbon fiber body kit that includes a front splitter, side skirts and a rear diffuser.  The model also has a carbon fiber hood, carbon fiber mirror caps and a carbon fiber rear fascia.  Other additions include a black anodized grille, racing stripes, a rear spoiler and 20-inch WELD Racing wheels with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.

The sporty styling continues in the cabin as Shelby installs a short-throw shifter, a three-gauge dash pod and embroidered headrests.  The car also has floor mats and Shelby-branded sill plates.

Under the hood, the 5.0-liter V8 engine has been equipped with a Ford Performance supercharger which enables it to produce more than 650 bhp (484 kW).  It can be connected to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission.

Besides the engine modifications, the Super Snake features Ford Performance half shafts, Ford Performance 3.73 gears and a Ford Performance Suspension and Handling Package.  There's also a Borla exhaust and Wilwood front brakes.

If that's not impressive enough, customers can order a Kenne Bell or Whipple supercharger that enables the engine to produce more than 750 bhp (559 kW).  The package also includes an upgraded cooling system, a one-piece driveshaft and Wilwood rear brakes.

Production will be limited to 300 units this year and pricing starts at $49,995 (excluding the cost of the base Mustang GT).

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