The widebody Shelby Super Snake concept vehicle is a glimpse at our next-generation, track-focused car. — Joe Conway, Carroll Shelby International
“Shelby American has been pushing the performance envelope since 1962,” Joe Conway, Co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International and CEO of Shelby American, said. “The success of our 50th Anniversary Shelby Super Snake, Shelby F-150 and Shelby Cobra programs have fueled a desire to stretch our team in new ways. The widebody Shelby Super Snake concept vehicle is a glimpse at our next-generation, track-focused car, as well as a demonstration of Shelby American’s vitality.”
Instead of being optimized for straight-line performance, the Super Snake widebody concept provides more grip on all four corners. — Gary Patterson, Shelby American
“Shelby American’s widebody option for the previous generation Super Snake was very popular because it put more rubber under the car to improve traction for drag racing,” said Gary Patterson, Shelby American President. “The current Shelby Super Snake emphasizes handling much more than the last model, which required a new approach with this concept. Instead of being optimized for straight-line performance, the Super Snake widebody concept provides more grip on all four corners. It was designed to give drivers a serious competitive edge on the road course.”
Of course, the widebody concept takes the Super Snake deeper into the corners thanks to an adjustable coilover suspension, bigger brakes, hardened wheel studs, stronger spindles and hubs, as well as a more aggressive wheel and tire package.
Super Snake Widebody Mods
• 11×20-inch (front) and 12.5×20-inch (rear) wheels w/ Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 performance tires
• Brembo Shelby brake system w/ 16-inch rotors and four-piston calipers (front) and 14-inch rotors and six-piston calipers (rear)
• Front fenders with vents
• Hardened extended wheel lugs
• Performance spindle and control arms
• Rear lower control arms
• Rear quarter panels
• Rocker styling kit
• Shelby-spec track suspension by Cortex
You can get your first in-person look at this widebody concept at the 5th Annual Carroll Shelby Tribute and Car Show on May 20, 2017 alongside the recently announced Shelby F-150 Super Snake muscle truck.