Carroll Shelby built a reputation for himself by importing small British roadsters and adding large Ford engines, resulting in the Shelby Cobra. He then turned his tuning expertise to the Ford Mustang in the late 1960s. The 2010 Ford Mustang Super Snake represents the culmination of more than 40 years of hot-rod experience for the legendary auto tuner.
The Mustang Super Snake is powered by a V-8 engine with an aluminum block and heads. This motor has a dual overhead camshaft design and has 5.4 liters, or 330 cubic inches, of displacement with a compression ratio of 8.4 to 1. The Super Snake‘s motor has a 6,000 rpm redline.
The Mustang Super Snake’s V-8 has a peak output of 750 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 710 pound-feet of torque at 5,000 rpm. Combined with a curb weight of just under 2 tons, this vehicle has a weight to power ratio of 5.3 pounds per horsepower.
Ford’s Mustang with Super Snake package is made for the enthusiast, and as such it is exclusively equipped with a six-speed manual transmission. The axle ratio is 3.71 to one while the final drive ratio is 1.86 to 1.
The body of the Ford Mustang Super Snake sits on a 107.1-inch wheelbase with a 61.9-inch front track and a 62.5-inch rear track. This sports car has an overall body length of 188.2 inches, a width of 73.9 inches and a height of 54.5 inches. The turning diameter for this two-door coupe is 37 feet.
The front seats of this car offer occupants 38.5 inches of head room, 42.4 inches of leg room and 55.3 inches of shoulder room. The Mustang Super Snake’s rear seat passengers are provided with 34.7 inches of head room, 29.8 inches of leg room and 51.6 inches of shoulder room. The trunk of this car offers 13.4 cubic feet of luggage space.
This 750 horsepower pony car accelerates from 0 to 30 mph in 1.7 seconds, 0 to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds and 0 to 100 mph in 8.3 seconds. The Super Snake runs through the quarter-mile in 12 seconds at 120.1 mph and provides its driver a braking distance of 114 feet from 60 mph.