A lot of ponies in 800 HP!

Shelby American revealed their plans this morning to unveil the 2012 Super Snake Mustang at this years New York International Auto Show being held at the Jacob Javits Center on April 22nd. In addition to the 2012 Super Snake, Shelby will also be displaying a limited edition 2012 Shelby GT350 Mustang. 

“Shelby American has a rich history at the New York International Auto Show,” said John Luft, president of Shelby American Inc. “The very first Shelby car was introduced there in 1962, as well as the 1968 and 2008 Shelby GT500KR and the 2006 Shelby Hertz GT-H. This year, we’re returning with one of the most powerful and important Shelbys ever built.”

As with the 2011 model, the 2012 Super Snake will be available with an option that boosts power to over 800 ponies. According to Shelby the Super Snake is one of very few vehicles able to produce 800hp on pump gas while remaining street legal in all 50 states. To achieve that much power Shelby replaces the puny Ford Racing Whipple supercharger unit, which takes the GT500 to 750 horsepower, with a polished Kenne Bell supercharger; a $1,500 option. Other optional items include a high performance cooling system, 6 piston rear calipers, and even a Kicker sound system.

The 2012 Shelby Super Snake post title package will cost roughly $34,000 not including optional equipment which can raise the price to nearly $50,000. Considering those prices don’t include the cost of the base vehicle, a 2012 Shelby GT500, a full loaded Super Snake will cost just under $100,000.

“With more horsepower, the 2012 Shelby GT500 Super Snake is a strong performer both on the road and the track,” noted Gary Patterson, vice president of operations at Shelby American. “This Super Snake will deliver the driving experience that enthusiasts expect from the Shelby brand.”

The 2012 Shelby Super Snake will be on display at booth #1325 at the NYIAS. Two weeks later, on May 1st, Shelby will begin taking orders for the car. Those with pockets deep enough should contact Shelby American at (702) 942-7325 to reserve theirs.

2012 Shelby Super Snake Package Features
-Ford Racing Whipple supercharger (750hp)
-Shelby Super Snake hood
-Sequential taillights
-Front brake duct kit
-Rear brake duct kit
-Light car with third brake light (convertible)
-Baer 6 piston front brakes calipers and rotors
-Baer rear brake rotors
-Borla cat-back exhaust
-Short throw shifter
-Cold air intake system
-Custom driveshaft
-3.73 rear gears
-20″ Alcoa wheels
-Instrument gauge cluster
-Carbon fiber body components
-Shelby decklid lettering
-Super Snake badging
-Super Snake stripes
-Quarter window scoops or blockoffs
-Side scoops
-Numbered dash plaque
-Super Snake sill plates
-Shelby floor mats
-Billet fluid caps and dipstick handle
-Embroidered headrests
-Center console Shelby logo

2012 Shelby Super Snake Options
-Polished Ford Racing Whipple supercharger (750hp) $750
-Kenne Bell supercharger (800hp) $1,500
-High performance cooling system $2,995
-Eibach adjustable coil-over suspension $975
-6 Piston rear calipers $3,995
-Kicker Sound system $1,649
-Interior upgrade package $2,199
-Perforated seat inserts $100
-Console cover $299
-Shifter boot $299
-Emergency brake boot $299
-Museum delivery $750

Source: Shelby American