The Shelby namesake has a time-honored tradition of taking Ford’s beloved Mustang pony car and giving it fangs. The one-of-a-kind “Wings of Pride” U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds tribute car is no different. We got up close and personal with the custom Shelby Super Snake Speedster. Oh, and if you want it, you’ll have to take part in the Wings of Pride charity sweepstakes.
The Wings of Pride car is a unique Shelby Super Snake Speedster
At a glance, the striped and topless Mustang is an event. To onlookers in the know, the livery closely matches the U.S. Air Force specialty color scheme. Specifically, the Wings of Pride car incorporates the patriotic paint scheme of the Air Force Thunderbirds, the service’s specialty demonstration team. It’s appropriate that the Shelby Super Snake Speedster would pay homage to thrust-happy F-16s, given the nuclear reactor under the hood.
Upon closer inspection, the details on the Wings of Pride Speedster start to pop out. The white wheels draw attention to the center cap graphics, namely six F-16s in formation. In the car’s interior, a special nameplate graces the double-bubble brow just above the signatures of Shelby President Gary Patterson and Vice President of Operations, Vince LaViolette.
How powerful is the special edition Shelby?
When Shelby gives a Mustang the Super Snake treatment, it endows Ford’s 5.0L V8 with supercharged power, upgraded suspension, better brakes, and even an optional widebody. The Wings of Pride wears the treatment well. In addition to its thematic livery, the special edition Speedster packs a polished Whipple-sourced 3.0L roots-style supercharger to suck air into the base 5.0L V8. The result: a special edition and patriotic Speedster with over 800 horsepower.
How much is the Super Snake Speedster worth?
According to Shelby’s website, the Super Snakes typically start from $133,785. Of course, adding features like a widebody upgrade will make that price tag grow. Still, the Super Snakes and Super Snake Speedsters pack supercar performance into a contemporary Ford Mustang. Shelby says the fire-breathing, 825-horsepower Super Snakes will smash a sprint to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds.
Shelby’s Super Snake Speedster, the Wings of Pride, will go home with a sweepstakes winner
The red, white, and blue Wings of Pride Shelby Super Snake Speedster is heading home with the winner of its namesake sweepstakes. However, the Wings of Pride Shelby Super Snake Speedster will also benefit a noble cause. The special edition Speedster is the prize in the Wings of Pride Sweepstakes, a program that will support Children’s Mercy Kansas City and KC Aviation Stem, which promotes aviation-focused STEM education.
Where can you contribute for a chance to get this unique car?
You can order your own 800+ horsepower Shelby Super Snake from the wizards at Shelby American, or you can enter to win this exceptional build. Scan the QR code in the video above for details on the charity sweepstakes. The charity supports truly meaningful causes for Kansas City youth, and one very lucky participant will take home a piece of Shelby style like no other car before. It could be you.