Shelby has announced the resurrection of the Super Snake name plate for the 2010 Mustang, with a limited edition version of the updated muscle car.

Two power packages will be available – the first uses a Ford Racing supercharger kit to liberate an extra 130hp, taking the total to 630hp, while the 725hp version uses either a Shelby/Ford Racing or Shelby/Kenne Bell supercharger alongside upgraded drive shafts and billet twin 75mm throttle bodies to get the extra power. Strangely, Shelby only gives a torque figure for the lesser of the two kits at 590lb ft.

Two handling kits will also be offered on both versions, again comprising a ‘standard’ Ford Racing kit and a custom Shelby package. The Ford Racing handling pack includes adjustable dampers, lowering springs, new anti-roll bars and a front strut brace, while the Shelby kit gets Eibach parts in place of the Ford bits.

Other mechanical changes include forged Baer brakes with six piston callipers and cross drilled and vented discs, a short-throw shifter and noisier exhausts.

Distinguishing the Super Snake’s exterior from lesser ‘Stangs are 20-inch alloys, cooling ducts for the front brakes, a unique fibreglass bonnet with an enormous scoop, Super Snake stripes, Shelby lettering and badges, rear three-quarter window blanks and a new spoiler. Inside there are Shelby signature embroidered head rests, floor mats and ‘other Shelby designed components’.

The 630hp package costs $29,495 and the 725hp package is $33,495, putting the price of the two Super Snake Mustangs at $56,695 and $60,695 or a barely believable £34,389 and £36,840 at today’s exchange rates.