Shelby GT500 Dragon Snake Concept

Unveiled in the Ford Motor Company’s display at the 2019 SEMA show in Las Vegas, the Shelby GT500 Dragon Snake is a modern take on a proven Shelby philosophy. During the 1960s, Shelby American offered a drag racing version of the Shelby Cobra called the “Dragonsnake.” Given the new Ford Shelby GT500’s dual clutch transmission and stout 5.2L engine, Shelby American reimagined Ford’s new Mustang supercar for that same mission.

The Shelby team’s design for the Dragon Snake adds more power to the car (800 HP+), revises the suspension for maximum grip and straight line acceleration, lightens the car with specialty equipment and exotic materials, retunes the DCT and modifies the bodywork including unique wheels. A widebody option is also being considered. In addition to the engine tune, Shelby American added high-flow catalytic converters, new lightweight glasswork and other innovations.

  • • Ford Performance 710HP supercharger (black)
  • • Shelby extreme cooling (radiator, aluminum tank, heat exchanger)
  • • Performance half shafts
  • • Transmission cooling (automatic only)
  • • Short throw shifter
  • • One-piece drive shaft (manual only)
  • • Ford Performance wheel studs
  • • Ford Performance track handling pack
  • • Ford Performance exhaust
  • • 20” forged aluminum wheels, black or bright
  • • Shelby performance spec tires
  • • Shelby by Brembo brake system (Red, 6 piston front, 4 piston rear)
  • • Shelby exclusive brake & bearing duct cooling system