How the 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake Works

The 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 on-track at Road Atlanta. Want to learn more? Check out these Future Sports Car Pictures!

In the 21st century, muscle cars may seem like a thing of the past. The big engines, massive tires and Hulk-like bodies don't seem to fit into the overabundance of hybrids and handful of all-electrics on the road. Wait, who am I kidding? Of course they do! They're muscle cars for goodness' sake. They can do whatever they darn well please!

The 2013 Ford Mustang GT500 isn't the Mustang your friend's younger sister buys so she can look cool. At 662-horsepower, the GT500 is a pony car with serious power. But what if you're not completely satisfied with what the factory has to offer off the assembly line? Sure, the specs are impressive, but sometimes you just want something more. Sometimes you need a lot more. After all, the manufacturers do have bottom lines they need to think about, and spending tons of money on a few super-fast cars just doesn't make fiscal sense on a mass production scale.

Enter the 2013 Shelby Super Snake GT500. Think of it like a cobra on steroids ... with a pair of racing stripes down its back.