Vilner celebrates 20th Anniversary with killing it project based on Shelby Mustang GT500 Super Snake
Vilner has released a "killing-it" project to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the studio. The car under the spotlight is Shelby Mustang GT500 Super Snake. And given the fact that it is a very special project, it has also received an extremely good treatment. As the tuning experts say, the reasons for the exclusivity of this car are several. The first one is that it is the first car that will leave their garage with the "Vilner Studio 20 Years Anniversary" metal printed stamp. Even better it is first of more to come.
2013 Shelby Mustang Super Snake
This is the model used as a basis for the customization work of the specialists at the Art Studio Vilner. The muscle power hidden under the hood comes from the 5.8-liter V8 unit producing the colossal 850 hp (625 kW) and 830 Nm (613 lb-ft) of torque. The engine is fitted with a Kenne Bell mechanical supercharger with water cooling putting onto the rear wheels the massive 747 hp (550 kW).
To make things a little bit spicier, we should also inform you that this particular model is actually the 57th example out of 500 ever produced! It is therefore no surprise that the owner has chosen one of the best places in Europe (even in the world) to customize its Cobra, and make it more than individual.
The Big Changes
The tuners have changes almost everything inside, keeping only the silver panel on the dashboard, the door levers, the gear shift knob and the original serial number plate. As you can see on the before and after pictures, the surfaces have been mainly covered with a beige leather, black Alcantara and varnished carbon fiber.
Alcantara treatment has been given even to the steering column box, the transmission tunnel, the door panels as well as the seats. Speaking of the latter, they have received red "Shelby GT500 Super Snake" embroidery. Above it we see carbon-fiber-made holes for the sports seat-belts. The same red color can be seen also on the seat belts, strips of the seats, contrasting stitching on the door panels and dashboard, as well as on the central marker of the steering wheel.
Through a flocking method, Vilner has updated the A-pillars, the indicators for pressure fuel oil and compressor located in the left column, the plastic surfaces in the trunk subwoofer and even the glove compartment.
And although the interior changes please the eye, there is internal work that can not be seen at a first glance… or even at second. We are speaking about the extensive silencing program done on this Shelby Mustang. The quieter moments inside were achieved with the help of special panels and pads mounted at key locations in the cabin.
At last but not least, the emblematic for the Vilner special bag has been added to this project, too. In fact, it is not one, but two. The beige leather, the contrasts stitching, the red embroidery with the Super Snake logo – it is all there.
Vilner's 20th Anniversary Shelby Mustang GT500 Super Snake is not just a regular project. It is an epitaph of both-sided work: the first side is the work of the amazing Shelby team, and the second – of the exquisite "know-how" of Art Studio Vilner.