Las Vegas-based tuner Shelby has added a two-seater model called Speedster to the Super Snake range for 2021. Based on the convertible, it is a limited-edition pony car with power that plunges deep into supercar territory.
Shelby designed the Speedster in-house. It’s an evolution of the Mustang convertible, but it doesn’t have a two-seater equivalent in the Ford portfolio. After removing the rear seats, the company is adding a body-colored tonneau cover that fills the space between the front seats and the boot lid. Specific emblems and stripes add a finishing touch to the look, and the Speedster arguably looks a lot sportier than the regular convertible on which it is based.
Enthusiasts who want an even nastier look can choose a $ 4,995 option pack that includes a wide body kit, painted racing stripes, and a track-ready suspension system supplied by Penske. This configuration is shown in the gallery.
Open the hood and you’ll find a 5.0-liter V8 supercharged to develop 825 horsepower (a 365 horsepower increase over the stock model) when it slurps 93-octane fuel. It spins the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual or a 10-speed automatic. Automatic cars get a transmission cooler, while stick-shift hoses get a short shifter. Upgrades to the cooling system, Brembo brakes and a Borla exhaust line are also part of the transformation.
We know that 98 units of the Speedster will be available in the United States, but pricing information has not yet been released. For context, the 2021 Super Snake coupe – which is also limited to 98 units – starts at $ 133,785, a price that includes a 2021 Mustang GT with a six-speed manual transmission as a donor vehicle. Regardless of body style, every version of the Super Snake is backed by a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty from Shelby and remains protected by the powertrain warranty offered by Ford, despite the major changes.
Shelby’s expanded 2021 line-up also includes a Signature Edition package for the GT500. Priced at $ 104,900 including the cost of the donor vehicle, it bundles upgrades like a lighter carbon fiber hood with functional vents, an 800-plus-horsepower V8 engine, and suspension changes that give the Mustang a sportier ride. It also includes visual adjustments. Shelby will limit production to 98 cars per model year, and a portion of the proceeds from each SE package will be donated to the Carroll Shelby Foundation, which helps children fight life-threatening diseases.
Executives dial 98 because company founder Carroll Shelby (1923-2012) would have turned 98 in 2021. However, Shelby does not limit the production of all his models to 98 pieces. The powerful F-250 Super Baja, resembling an F-150 Raptor with a growth spurt, will be limited to 250 units for the 2021 model year.