The 2010 Shelby GT500 Super Snake made a slightly outrageous 750 hp. For 2011, Shelby’s offering an 800-hp option. C’mon, when there’s an 800-hp option is there really any option at all? You gotta check that box.

Most of the 2011 Shelby GT500 upgrades are what they offered last year, including an upgraded supercharger kit, stronger brakes, short-throw shifter, a trunk full of Ford Racing suspension parts. They’re not yet saying how they’re getting from 750-to-800 hp, nor are they saying how much more it’ll be than the $30K 750-hp version.

But they did say they’re getting new anthracite wheels, white stripes and side scoops. So that’s something.

Words by: Matt Hardigree