The Ford Mustang isn’t a lightweight when it comes to performance, but now the Shelby team has outdone themselves. The 2018 Ford Shelby Super Snake arrives with more power than ever before. The team went beyond creating a muscle car and created what very well could become an American legend.
The Super Snake package has been available since 2015, but it’s never featured this kind of performance. A Mustang equipped with the package will boast a minimum of 710 hp. Opting for the top performance upgrade will net drivers more than 800 hp and a 0-to-60-mph of just 3.5 seconds.
The 2018 Ford Shelby Super Snake rolls out on 20-inch forged aluminum wheels with an available track suspension and wide-body kit. Brembo® brakes provide the utmost stopping power, and trust us when we say this sports car will need it.
Even without the package, the Ford Shelby Super Snake is a sight to behold. The tuned muscle car bears a striking stare with a front splitter, side sills, and rear spoiler. The performance-themed monster of a muscle car will feature unique serial numbers and a spot in the Official Shelby Registry. It should come as no surprise that the 2018 Ford Shelby Super Snake will see a limited production run.
Of course, we likely won’t see the Super Snake on our dealership lot, but we do have the already powerful and sporty Mustang on our lot for a test drive here at Palmetto Ford.
The 5.2-liter “Voodoo” V8 engine powering the new Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang has been named one of Wards 10 Best Engines of 2016. It was the only muscle car V8 to be featured on the list and marked the 28th time a Ford engine was honored by WardsAuto.
The Shelby GT350’s engine is derived from the previous-generation 5.0-liter “Coyote” V8, which also won Wards 10 Best Engines trophies in 2011 and 2012. This time around, the V8 features a six-speed manual transmission, old-school port fuel injection, and an 8,250 RPM redline for maximum goodness. Come over to Palmetto Ford and rev the thing—you’ll love it!
In fact, given that it doesn’t use forced induction, WardsAuto found it mightily impressive that the 526-horsepower V8 still managed to reach the 100 hp/L threshold.
“The Voodoo engine does everything well, from puttering around town to frightening small animals. WardsAuto editors consider it the pinnacle of internal-combustion engineering,” said Tom Murphy, WardsAuto editor.
Ben Collins, a Hollywood stunt driver, racing driver, and the former Stig from Top Gear, has been hailed as one of the best drivers on the planet, and now he is preparing to release a new documentary. Titled Ben Collins: Stunt Driver, he subjects a variety of muscle cars to challenges and tests in a search for the Ultimate Stunt Driving Car. In the end, Ford’s iconic Mustang came out on top.
Though the Mustang has been a staple in car chases throughout film history, Collins says that the reason the newer model has risen above the competition in the high-octane challenges he designed is because of improvements to the front and rear suspensions, which assists the Mustang’s performance when put in high-stress situations. Large brakes, a powerful engine, and a chassis that is more responsive and balanced than previous model years also contribute to the Ford Mustang’s capability.
You don’t need to take Collins’ word for it, however – just look at the numbers. Since its creation, the Ford Mustang has starred in over 3,700 films. Still, according to the documentary, the 2016 Mustang with a 5.0-liter V8 engine is the one that won the title of Ultimate Stunt Driving Car.
It looks like Londoners aren’t quite ready to handle the upcoming Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R, based on a clever social experiment devised by the Detroit automaker. One of these stunning models was placed inconspicuously in public in London, just to see how people would react.
Naturally, the passersby were very surprised, with many stopping to take selfies with the incredible vehicle. You can even watch a YouTube video of their reactions, here, thanks to Ford Europe’s official channel. The clip gets even better when they start to rev the engine on the Shelby GT350R, openly frightening the pedestrians.
Any scared Brits needn’t worry, as the new Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R is only scheduled to get a release in North America. After checking out that video, it’s easy to say that we’re more excited for it than ever.
What do you think of the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R in London experiment? Let us know your thoughts below.
Can’t wait for the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R? Then come to Palmetto Ford to get another Mustang that fits your style!
Here’s a picture of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford! Two great friends, with great histories!
The Ford Motor Company has a legacy of building quality, affordable cars with compelling style and mass-appeal. That was Henry Ford’s vision when he quit working for Thomas Edison and struck out on his own. Here we take a look at the cars that have built the Ford reputation and made it what it is today.
As the first car to ever roll off of an assembly line, the Ford Model T, or “Tin Lizzy”, grew to become so popular that for a time, they accounted for half the cars on the road. The next smash-hit from the Ford Motor Company was the Model A which went on to sell 4.5 million units before WWII. After the war, Ford built the Thunderbird with its iconic circle window, sleek lines and 5.1-liter engine. Then, it was 1964 when the Ford Mustang burst onto the scene in wild popularity.
Ford’s advances in truck design brought us such work-horses as the Bronco, F-Series, Jeep and Ranger. It is with pride we at Morristown Ford sell the cars of the Ford Motor Company because we believe in providing innovative styles, low-prices and customer-satisfaction that can’t be beat. Stop in today to see the Morristown Ford difference.
Ford Mustang’s Most Popular Colors
The newly-designed 2015 Mustang is a hit with drivers around the world. When Ford began offering the pony car around the world, interest skyrocketed. The automaker opened the proverbial door for everyone to “Build your own Mustang” and they rounded up some fun facts: the Ford Mustang’s most popular colors by region.
Offered in China for the first time, the pony sparked a lot of interest. Over five million people checked out the car on Ford’s website. Over 18,000 signed up for a test drive. The most popular colors in China ranged from red as most popular, to white, then black.
Also spreading to Europe, the American muscle car brought in over one million designs. Like China, red took the top spot. Black came in second, followed by blue. The Mustang is available to order and spreads some American muscle overseas.
Heading back to the homeland where the Mustang has been a popular sight on roadways for over 50 years, we’ve got an interesting result. First, red didn’t take the top spot; it didn’t even come in second. Red takes third, rounding out the list. Coming in second is silver. Heading up the list is black. To each their own, we suppose.
The Ford Mustang GT
One of the hottest vehicles of the year—if not longer—just went up for sale, courtesy of Richard Petty, the King himself. Petty’s Garage, the NASCAR legend’s performance house, has built exactly 143 special edition Mustang GTs, in conjunction with Ford.
One hundred of the vehicles will be Stage 1 models that reach a powerful level of 627 horsepower, thanks to a 5.0-liter V8 engine. Plus, the main 100 will have custom upholstery and Petty’s actual autograph on the dashboard. You can buy one for a pretty penny at about $62,000.
As for the remaining models, a $30,000 increase gets you 20-inch HRE wheels, a brake upgrade with Petty Blue calipers, and a two-tone black over “Petty Blue” paint job, with the number 43 in the roof pillars.
What do you think of these Richard Petty Mustang GTs? Ready to drop upwards of $60,000 for one of your own?