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Shelby GT500 Dragon Snake is a mean 800-hp machine

Big power for the pony car and the pickup.

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What's a Dragon Snake, you ask?

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Back in the 1960s, Shelby built and sold a version of the Shelby Cobra prepped for drag racing, called the Dragonsnake.

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The name returns (with a space between the words) on the Shelby Mustang GT500 in concept form.

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The company imagined the latest Mustang GT500 with the same mission the Cobra Dragonsnake had over 50 years ago.

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That is to create a "weapon of track destruction" when it comes to the quarter-mile.

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Shelby didn't specify how much power it makes, but 800-plus hp was the figure tossed around in the announcement.

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The suspension's also been upgraded to handle the power and provide the best straight-line acceleration possible. 

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The dual clutch transmission gets tweaks and Shelby took more weight out of the pony car.

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A drag-style carbon-fiber spoiler ices the cake that is the Dragon Snake. 

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Keep scrolling or clicking to see more of the Shelby GT500 Dragon Snake!

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