Shelby GT500 Super Snake 

  • $5k built in USA
  • 1967
  • 520 HP 7.0L
  • 142 mph
In addition to his partnership with Ford, Shelby was also the West Coast distributor for Goodyear, who in February asked Shelby to take part in a promotional event for its new Thunderbolt line of economy tires.
The Shelby GT500 Super Snake is a post-title program based on the Ford Shelby GT500.

Road Tests Real world tests of the Shelby GT500 Super Snake


GT500 Super Snake
4 s
Nissan GT-R
2.7 s

Top speed

GT500 Super Snake
142 mph
Corvette ZR1
205 mph
Ford GT
205 mph

Data points Key details of the Shelby GT500 Super Snake


GT500 Super Snake
Ford GT
Corvette ZR1

Number built

GT500 Super Snake
1 car
Ford GT
4,038 cars

In The News From around the web


Shelby GT500 Super Snake
Upon its arrival in Texas the last week of March, the Super Snake was fitted with Shelby 10-spoke aluminum wheels mounted with 7.75-15 Thunderbolt Whitewall tires, which were overinflated with nitrogen to keep the sidewalls rigid and prevent overheating.
ow, when you see a picture of the Super Snake and it?? got skinny whitewall tires, you??l know it is either from the Goodyear test or from the time it?? spent in my collection.

Shelby GT500 Super Snake
The 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake will make an appearance at the upcoming Barrett-Jackson collector car auction in Las Vegas, September 27 – 29.
Only 500 total 2013 Super Snakes will be built; the car is available as a coupe or convertible in the entire color palette offered by Ford Motor Company on the Shelby GT500.
Stopping power will come from Forged Shelby/Baer brakes with 6 piston calipers and cross drilled/vented rotors.
Helping the Super Snake live up to its name will be a unique fiberglass hood featuring the iconic Shelby design and pins, a new Borla exhaust system, the Shelby signature Super Snake stripes that come in either matte black or matte white, and "Super Snake" vehicle badges.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Shelby
Price $5,000
Year 1967
Highest auction price $330k, January 2009
Number built 1 car


Drivetrain RWD
Shift system Manual
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears


Displacement 6,997 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Bore/stroke 4.25 in / 3.78 in
Valves per cylinder 2 valves

road tests

Top speed 142 mph
0-60mph 4 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.17 lb/hp
Maximum hp 520 HP
Maximum torque 502 ft-lb
Max RPM 6,000 RPM
Engine placement Front

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Unknown
Rear brakes Unknown

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,208 lb
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