Shelby is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Super Snake model. The company recently debuted its new 2017 Shelby Super Snake Widebody Concept car at the American brand’s corporate headquarters in Las Vegas, the same Paradise location where the original vehicle was designed and built.
Founder Carroll Shelby’s grandson, Aaron, was there to help commence the ceremony, which also saw the unveiling of the new 2017 Shelby F-150 Super Snake street truck.
The new Super Snake wide body car is a road racing-designed Mustang that sees four inches added to the width of the rear section and another 2.5 inches to the front end. The model comes with new wider tires and wheels, a Shelby specified track suspension, a performance spindle and control arms, and rear lower arm controls.
Powering the Super Snake is the same 5.0-liter V8 engine that offers 750 horsepower that Shelby packs into its other Super Snake models. In order to stop this behemoth engine, Shelby has given the concept vehicle a special Brembo Shelby brake system with 16-inch rotors and four-piston calipers in the front, and 14-inch rotors with six-piston calipers on the two rear wheels.
The Lightning Blue Shelby Super Snake Widebody Concept was also recently on display at the 5th Annual Carroll Shelby Tribute and Car Show.