Shelby has been working their legendary magic on the GT500 since its modern reintroduction, first offering a 650 horsepower Super Snake package in 2007 and ramping up the performance nearly every year since. In 2011 Shelby offered up their most powerful Super Snake yet with an incredible 800 horsepower from the supercharged 5.4-liter V8. For most, that would be plenty of horsepower for a street car. For Carroll? Not quite enough.
“Upon the completion of the 800 horsepower Super Snake we took him around the track in it and he was excited and he jumped out of the car and we all stood there expecting to get a big ol’ Shelby hug,” Shelby president John Luft tells us.