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Don Prudhomme/Carroll Shelby Super Snake

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by Pagan, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. Pagan

    Pagan Metal & a Mustang

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    Yea, yea, yea....I know....another Mustang post from Pagan.

    Deal with it...this one's a beast, and I don't care HOW much of a Chevy or Mopar fanboy you are, if this doesn't get your heart pumping you're dead.

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    Every so often, companies in the position to bring us extraordinary Mustang rides introduce a Mustang for the history books. Shelby Automobiles is one of those companies, and the Don Prudhomme Edition Shelby GT500 Super Snake is one of those Mustangs. It is surely extraordinary with 800 horsepower and exclusivity - no more than 100 are expected to be built.

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    The Prudhomme Edition Mustang drag snake is different than any high-performance Mustang you've ever seen. It is surely a Shelby GT500 Super Snake with features that place it in a league all by itself. For the post-title Prudhomme Edition, the entire front end tilts forward like a race car for easy engine access. And who can miss the dragster-style hood scoop that crams fresh air into the Kenne Bell-blown 5.4L powerplant. With race fuel, the engine produces 800hp, making it the most powerful Shelby (or even Mustang) available today. In street tune, meaning 93-octane fuel, the Prudhomme Super Snake puts out a still-whopping 750hp.

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    Other equipment is also added to make the Prudhomme Super Snake ready for the quarter-mile. For hard launches, adjustable BMR front and rear suspension components are added, along with rear drag slicks (street tires are optional) on custom Bogart wheels. Aerodynamics are improved by lower side rockers and a rear drag wing, similar to what you'll find on Pro Stockers. For safety, the Prudhomme Super Snake package adds an 8-point roll cage, Shelby 6-piston front disc brakes, and a 5-point Impact safety harness. Like the original '65 GT350s, the rear seat is deleted and exhaust exits the side of the car via a Borla side exhaust system.

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    "Working with Don Prudhomme on this project was a great experience for our design team," noted Amy Boylan, president of Shelby Automobiles. "Carroll and Don earned their stripes in competition over the years, so we had to build a car that would continue their racing domination. Our Prudhomme Edition GT500 Super Snake builds on that legacy and gives Shelby enthusiasts today a way to rule the quarter-mile in their town."

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  2. orangefinfan

    orangefinfan New Member

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    Pagan,

    That is sick!!
     
  3. Sethdaddy8

    Sethdaddy8 New Member

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    its interesting that this would be brought to production, granted there's only 100 to be made. its ridiculous though. you're not buying a car, so much as your buying a race car.
     
  4. HardKoreXXX

    HardKoreXXX Insensitive to the Touch

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    Yes.
     
  5. Pagan

    Pagan Metal & a Mustang

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    The scary thing is this, it says you can buy street radials as an option....which means the car is street legal.

    Then again, when I get around to beefing up the bottom end of my engine, we're gunna tweak the blower and he said I'll have 750 at the tires. Do the math....

    Figuring in the 15% powertrain loss, that means the engine will be making around 875-900 at the crank. :D
     
  6. NaboCane

    NaboCane Banned

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    800 horses. Damn.

    You have to possess race-car skills in order to manage that kind of power, or it gets away from you really quickly and you can do a lot of damage.
     
  7. Silverphin

    Silverphin Well-Known Member

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    Wow!
     
  8. Themole

    Themole Season Ticket Holder

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    Definitely so Nabes, I remember reading the 1967 Car & Driver review on the 427 Cobra SC. The test car belonged to Bill Cosby lol. One of the test was performed on an airport runway in Venice, California. They reported at 100 mph when the driver kicked it, the rear tires broke traction and the car went sideways. The SC had over 500 hp in a 2100 lb car.

    http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2007-rm-auction-scottsdale-1967-shelby-cobra-427-s-c/140165/

    Most beautiful masculine automoble ever built.
     
  9. NaboCane

    NaboCane Banned

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    A unique blend of roadster and muscle, never matched.

    The shop I take my car to has a customer who tricked out a Porsche 997 to about 760 HP...he ended up selling it because there's nowhere he could legally drive it. Just in 1st and 2nd you're doing close to 100 MPH out of your driveway!
     
  10. Themole

    Themole Season Ticket Holder

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    It's a shame the damn Germans went rogue on the world twice. I think it was due to the hot beer (stuff used to make my ears hot). Smart people, getting that HP out of a pancake six.

    Of course, the American way was to just beat em with brute force (Carrol Shelby) sent Enzo Ferrari packing in 1966 with the Cobra's and Gt 40s.
     
  11. Pagan

    Pagan Metal & a Mustang

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    You ain't lying brother Nabo!

    With 620 at the crank, I had to learn to drive my beast all over again. You can't just punch it in a car like that!
     
  12. dolfan32323

    dolfan32323 ty xphinfanx

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    Hot.
     
  13. azfinfanmang

    azfinfanmang Premium Member Luxury Box

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    Haha

    Carroll is a girls name!


    Oh, and nice car :up:
     

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