External improvements include an optional Performance Package, which includes Goodyear EagleF1 SuperCar G: 2 tires, all-new lightweight 19-inch forged-aluminum wheels in front and 20-inch forged-aluminum wheels at the rear, a 3. Tops on that list is hustle. Let us know in the comments. The engine is rated at 800 hp 597 kW on race fuel or 750 hp 559 kW on 93 octane pump gas. A three-speed automatic was made available as an option. In addition to the Performance package, a Track package for road racing could be ordered bringing a transmission cooler, a nose-mounted differential cooler for the limited-slip unit, and an air-to-oil engine-oil cooler.
Production was limited to 2000 units. Ford was involved with design and style decisions, with Shelby having little input. The Complete Book of Shelby Automobiles: Cobras, Mustangs, and Super Snakes. Of course, better tires did provide improved grip while the suspension brace resulted in better cornering. By October 1966, Ford took control over engineering and purchasing. They had the prototype front fascia and are now displayed at the Shelby Heritage Museum, being a mainstay for promotional materials and posters. I did call beforehand to let them know I was coming and they had the car out and ready when I arrived.
All those modifications don't just aid the car's track prowess; they completely disguise the car's front-heavy weight distribution. Antoine, Arthur April 27, 2007. This car was in the Weld wheels show display. Over-rider traction bars are named so because of their design being on top of the leaf spring as opposed to underneath them. The slight bump in power was achieved by fitting a Borla performance exhaust as well as engine tuning.
Dealers often added the stripes, probably at the customer's request. No cars other than the prototype were built due to limited interest. There are performance differences, too. The overall stance of the car has been lowered by 11 millimeters in front and 8 millimeters at the rear. In 2008, Halicki won her case against Carroll Shelby. We expect that when we put the spurs to a test car early next year, a 0-to-60 number will come up in four seconds flat, and the quarter-mile will be 12. The first fifty vehicles sold were available in limited edition colors, either in black with a triple gold stripe or white with a triple gold stripe.
The updated rear wing has an optional , helping downforce without adding too much drag. Below the wing there's more carbon fiber used in the new rear diffuser, taillight panel, and rocker panels with side-skirt aero blades just in front of the rear wheels. The tires are Pilot Super Sport wrapped This article contains wording that without imparting real information. The package adds lowered springs, special-tuned dampers and revised sway bars. This technology was initially patented and developed by inventors from Flame-Spray.
Archived from on January 3, 2014. But that's at a glance. A High Performance aluminium flywheel and a twin-clutch assembly is also used. The digital instrument cluster is not yet available. There's more roll stiffness, but it's remarkable how supple the suspension manages to be, particularly with a live axle at the rear.
Standard Catalog of American Muscle Cars 1960—1972. The Super Snake is offered in two supercharged engine packages which have power outputs of 662 hp 494 kW and 850 hp 630 kW respectively. Archived from on March 31, 2012. Archived from on August 13, 2012. What else would you like to know? Please remove or replace such wording and instead of making proclamations about a subject's importance, use facts and attribution to demonstrate that importance. In order to help Shelby sales, Ford, the major shareholder of , persuaded the rental car giant to purchase 1,003 fastbacks, including two prototypes.
In total, 1,712 units were produced, with the remaining units going to Canada, export markets and military sales. The engine could be combined with a manual gearbox with a short throw shifter as standard, or an automatic transmission for the naturally aspirated engine as an option. White stripe on fender with cut-out Cobra badge. According to Ford, the changes have resulted in a 14-percent reduction in drag and a 66-percent increase in front-end downforce. During rental, these cars were sometimes used as production class cars at events, and were rumored to have been returned to Hertz with evidence of roll bars being welded in. The 1966 models came with a dual-exhaust exiting in the rear.
Apart from this, the standard upgrade did not offer much in terms of performance or improved handling. I highly suggest if you are. A Performance package was also offered, adding two-mode adjustable dampers and a. The rear end was replaced with a high performance 9-inch unit; the brakes included 6 pistons in front and 4 pistons out back. The Terlingua features improvements to the handling with components, and improved braking capabilities that included Baer brakes. Not to mention seriously potent.