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Shelby American Announces 2024 Super Snake

Shelby American Announces 2024 Super Snake, Its Most Exciting and Capable Version of the Ford Mustang In 60 Years

  • 17 April 2024
  • Author: SAI-JohnE
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Shelby American Announces 2024 Super Snake

LAS VEGAS - April 18, 2024 Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK), today shocked the performance community when it introduced the limited edition 2024 Shelby Super Snake on the international Barrett-Jackson stage in Palm Beach, Florida. One of the most highly anticipated vehicles of 2024, the 830+ horsepower sports car was designed to be the highest performing Shelby Super Snake 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 shaper turn ins and the exhaust for better air flow, while the brakes and cooling were enhanced to leverage the powertrain's potential.

“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 Shelby Super Snake 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 aluminum hood and carbon fiber 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 fiber tail wing keeps the retuned suspension firmly planted.”

Shelby American has spent the past year 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.”

The 2024 model roars with over 830+* horsepower from its supercharged** 5.0L V8; it is available with a manual transmission or automatic, as well as either a fastback or convertible. Pricing will be announced soon. Only 250 total 2024 model cars will be available in the US with production beginning mid-summer.

Each vehicle from Shelby American is documented in the official Shelby Registry. The cars come with a 3 year/36,000-mile warranty; the powertrain warranty from Ford remains intact.

“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. A limited number may be built by select Shelby mod shops and distributors internationally. Individuals interested in a Shelby vehicle can visit their local dealer or go to

* 830+ FWHP using 93 octane (US and 98 octane ratings in Europe and some other markets)
**Supercharger available for post-title sales only


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



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Shelby American
Scott Black
(214) 520-3430 ext. 3030 or


Performance and Powertrain:

  • 830+ horsepower supercharger system
  • Shelby extreme cooling system (radiator, heat exchanger)
  • Shelby by Borla exhaust system
  • Performance half shafts
  • Short throw shifter (manual only)
  • One piece drive shaft (manual only)
  • Hardened extended wheel studs, open ended lug nuts
  • Shelby suspension system
  • 20” forged magnesium wheels with Shelby performance spec tires
  • Shelby brake rotor upgrade

Interior Features:

  • • Shelby spec interior upgrade
  • • Embroidered floor mats
  • • Cobra puddle lamps
  • • Shelby shifter ball (manual only)
  • • Super Snake door sill plates
  • • Serialized dash plaque and engine plaque
  • • Engine cap set
  • • Convertible light bar (convertible only)

Exterior Features:

  • Super Snake aluminum vented hood with hood pins
  • Carbon fiber hood extractors
  • Carbon fiber Wide Body front fenders with vents
  • Wide Body front fascia assembly
    • Wide Body front bumper
    • Upper, lower, outboard grilles
    • Front splitter supports
    • Lower front splitter
    • Carbon fiber splitter wickers
  • Side rocker assembly
  • Carbon fiber rocker wickers
  • Rear ducktail spoiler
  • Carbon fiber Super Snake rear wing (fastback only)
  • Carbon fiber rear lower diffuser
  • Super Snake stripes and badges
  • Deep tinted windows (per state regulations)


Available in automatic or manual transmission, fastback or convertible.
*Subject to change

FOB Las Vegas. NOTE: Optional equipment may be shown. Pricing, options and availability are subject to change without notice. Minimum 91 octane required in supercharged vehicles. HP ratings are climate adjusted based on use of 93-octane fuel. Fuel standards and octane rating may differ internationally. Equipment may void factory powertrain warranty. Supercharger not included in green states. Purchase and installation of supercharger sold separately in green states. International customers should check for import restrictions.

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