Shelby Reveals 2017 Super Snake Wide Body Concept
Shelby has introduced its 2017 Shelby Super Snake wide body concept at its corporate headquarters in Southern California. This is a company’s first concept vehicle introduced in over a decade and for the first time on newest generation Ford Mustang platform.
The wide body concept began with the popular 50th Anniversary Shelby Super Snake that comes powered by a 750hp supercharged Coyote 5.0-liter V-8. Shelby updated the vehicle with hardened wheel studs, stronger spindles and hubs as well as with fully adjustable coil over suspension system, new rear lower control arms, a 4-inch wider rear track and a 2.5-inch wider track up front. To complement the wide body status Shelby also added a more aggressive wheel and tire package to put all 750 horsepower to the road. Regarding stopping power, the 2017 Super Snake Concept has massive, four-piston Brembo calipers and 16-inch rotors at the front and 14-inch rotors at the rear hidden behind their 20-inch alloys shod in Michelin performance tires.
“Shelby American has been pushing the performance envelope since 1962. The success of our 50th Anniversary Shelby Super Snake, Shelby F-150 and Shelby Cobra programs have fueled a desire to stretch our team in new ways. The wide body Shelby Super Snake concept vehicle is a glimpse at our next generation track focused car, as well as a demonstration of Shelby American’s vitality, ” said Joe Conway, Co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International and CEO of Shelby American.
The concept car will be unveiled to the public at the 5th Annual Carroll Shelby Tribute and Car Show on May 20, 2017.