Shelby American's latest take on the Mustang challenges Mopar's High Impact Colors.
Looking to make a statement? A blue-blooded American muscle or pony car could be just the ride for you, especially if you opt for one of the more attention-grabbing color schemes. Like the ones Shelby has just introduced for this newest version of its Mustang-based Super Snake.
Appropriately called the Bold Edition, the latest from Shelby American brings back "three of the most prolific colors offered on the 1970 Shelby cars." The list of available colorways is made up of Twister Orange with black stripes (pictured), Green Lime (also with black stripes), and Shadow Black with green stripes.
The interior gets its matching accents in either orange or green, and the wheels are blacked out to let the bold paintjob take center-stage.
Aesthetic treatment aside, the Bold Edition is mechanically identical to the "standard" Shelby Super Snake. So its 5.0-liter Coyote V8 is supercharged and tuned to deliver as much as 825 horsepower, the suspension, brakes, and rolling stock upgraded to handle the extra muscle, the body kit enhanced for extra visual flair, the windows heavily tinted, and the cabin trimmed out to make it feel as special inside as it looks outside and under the hood.
Like what you see? Better act fast, because Shelby will only make 30 of these Bold Edition Super Snakes for the US market, with "a limited number" to be offered in other markets overseas. No word on pricing for this package, but the existing Super Snake starts at $123,295, or as a $71,395 upgrade over a stock Mustang GT. Buyers will still be able to choose between fastback and convertible body-styles, and between manual or automatic transmissions.
Of course, if you like the extroverted approach but are more enamored of Mopar muscle than Shelby's take on Dearborn's finest, Dodge can hook you up with a Challenger (or Charger) in an array of High Impact Colors, like Plum Crazy, Go Mango, or Sublime.