2015 has been a phenomenal year for the Ford Mustang between the release of the new S550 platform as well as aftermarket variants. While there has been a myriad of one-of-a-kind 2015 Mustangs like the MMD by Foose Mustang, there has also been some big announcements made for production vehicles.
Arguably the two S550 variants to get enthusiasts the most excited are the 2015 Shelby Super Snake and the 2015 Shelby GT350R. With the Super Snake being offered by Shelby American and the GT350R being offered by Ford, enthusiasts can own a stacked Hellcat killer or a total corner-carving track monster with a warranty to boot!
With that said, which would you rather own if given the choice? Let us know in the comments!
The Super Snake package offered for the 2015 Mustang is slightly different than those offered in the past, but more potent than ever. In years prior with the S197, you could take your Shelby GT500 to Shelby American’s Las Vegas facility to have it completely overhauled into a street monster. When it comes to the S550, there is unfortunately no 2015 Shelby GT500 (yet), however, anyone can give there ’15 GT the Super Snake treatment thanks to Shelby’s incredible offering.
2015 Mustang owners can take their stock GT to the Shelby plant and for around $50-$55K can have their GT transformed into a tire melting Super Snake Mustang packing anywhere from 650 to 750 HP depending upon what options you select. A mix of carbon fiber body parts, drivetrain components, and a massive 2015 Mustang Supercharger, crank the power and performance sky high, making the 2015 Shelby Super Snake one helluva ride!
There are few names that evoke as much emotion, excitement and fear as the GT350’s. Highlighting the 50th anniversary of the GT350, the 2015 Shelby GT350 completely changed what we expected from a high performance Mustang. Packing a naturally aspirated 5.2L flat plane-crankshaft engine under the hood which delivers a mind numbing 526 HP and 429 ft-lb of TQ, dubbed as the “Voodoo Engine“, the Shelby GT350 is incredibly light and powerful making it deadly competition on the track.
Designed to live up to the name and the legacy of the original 1965 Shelby GT350, the 2015 GT350 provides exactly that in a truly revolutionary pony car experience. The “R” version of the GT350 focuses on and amplifies the track prowess of the GT350, by removing anything that is unneeded and shaving weight even more, which includes utilizing Carbon Fiber Mustang Wheels. All around the GT350 is a total track killer designed to hunt down the Chevy Z/28, BMW M4, and even Porsche 911. With a reasonable price tag and capabilities of cars twice and three times the cost, the S550 Shelby GT350R is a modern day legend.
Let us know in the comments what you’d choose and why!