This limited-edition Shelby Super Snake Speedster is certainly oozing with sex appeal!
Released by Shelby American to commemorate what would have been the 98th birthday of Carroll Shelby, the Speedster is based on the regular Shelby Super Snake packing the same 5.0-litre supercharged V8 that dispatches a mighty 615kW of power.
The engine is allied to either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission that directs power to the rear wheels.
Similar to the fixed roof Shelby Super Snake, stopping power comes courtesy of six-piston front and four-piston rear brake calipers.
To create the Speedster, Shelby American developed a bespoke tonneau cover that folds away behind the seats. The car also comes with unique racing stripes, as well as model specific floor mats and doorsill plates.
As can be seen in the press photos, customers can also specify a widebody kit, along with Penske track suspension. Additionally, the rear seats can be deleted altogether and replaced with a harness bar.
“From a styling perspective, there is simply nothing like it on the road. With the widebody option, it’s a rare combination of sleek elegance and American muscle machismo,” said President of Shelby American, Gary Patterson.
“This is the automotive equivalent of a powerful heavyweight boxer fitted into a stylish, fine suit. And with only 98 available in the US, it will be ultra-rare.”
Along with the introduction of the limited run Shelby Super Snake Speedster, the company has also made a number of updates to the Shelby GT, Shelby GT 500SE and Shelby Super Snake hardtop to celebrate Carroll Shelby’s 98th. This includes a new Signature Edition package for the GT 500 which bumps power to 597kW and adds a carbon fibre bonnet with functional air vents, suspension mods and a few tweaks to the styling.