While its predecessor was no doubt formidable, the 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 ushered in an entirely new era of performance. Ford literally shocked the world by stuffing its supercharged 5.8L mill producing 662 horsepower and 631 pound-feet of torque in its iconic pony car, which pushed it over the 200 mile-per-hour mark. And for those that wanted more, Shelby American was there to oblige with the Shelby GT500 Super Snake.
The top-of-the-line GT500 Super Snake pumped out an incredible 850 horsepower courtesy of its hand-built all-aluminum 5.8L mill. And this particular 2014 Super Snake prototype, set to cross the auction block at RM Sotheby’s upcoming fall sale, helped bring it all to life. This particular car was a test mule for Shelby American from May of 2014 to December of the same year before it landed in public hands.
The prototype was later delivered new to John North Ford in Emporia, Kansas before it ultimately wound up in the collection of Les Baer, noted owner of multiple Shelby prototypes and development mules. Since new, the car has accumulated just 2,500 miles under two owners, and now it’s going up for grabs yet again.
The GT500 Super Snake prototype is finished in Oxford White livery with Guardsman Blue stripes, and is sporting a series of exclusive Super Snake trimmings and accessories including Shelby Recaro seats, forged aluminum wheels, and a Wilwood brake package. The mighty V8 is backed up by a bulletproof Tremec six-speed manual transmission, just as it should be.
As one might expect from such a special machine, this Super Snake comes with a host of documentation including the original window sticker, Shelby American paperwork, order sheet, the owner’s manuals in its original pouch, service records, and a car cover.
Shelby’s Super Snake is a special enough car as-is, but it’s rare that we see a prototype go up for sale to the general public. Needless to say, this opportunity promises to conjure up quite a bit of interest when it hits the auction block later this month.