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Electronic Arts is in a giving mood these days, isn’t it?

Days after we found out that the publisher of Need For Speed: The Run was giving away a brand spankin’ new Porsche 911 Carrera S, it has now been brought to our attention that they’ll be giving away another car, albeit in a slightly different manner.

EA, in collaboration with Shelby America, will be auctioning off a special edition 2012 Shelby GT500 Super Snake "Need For Speed" Edition. The car is the same one that will be gracing the cover of the highly-anticipated NFS: The Run video game and even better, it’s going to be a playable car in the game.

Just in case you need a brush-up on the car, the 2012 Shelby GT500 Super Snake is powered by a 5.4-liter supercharged V8 that can produce upwards of 800 horsepower. As far as the special edition muscle car is concerned, the word is that it’s going to come with an output that’s in the 750-horsepower area with a special Wimbledon White paint finish and custom gray stripes. The model will be equipped with a Ford Racing handling pack, including dynamic adjustable dampers, lowering springs, tuned stabilizer bars, and front strut tower brace. These features will be combined with a unique fiberglass hood, "Shelby" lettering across the rear deck lid, official "Super Snake" vehicle badges, and a customized two tone Black interior.

As for the auction, the event is still a long ways from today - late 2012 was the date we heard - but nevertheless, expect it to garner a truckload’s worth of attention from Mustang aficionados everywhere. Proceeds from the auction will go to the Carroll Shelby Foundation, an organization that helps kids and young adults with serious illnesses to gain higher education.

Save up your money, folks. You have a year to replenish your ’bidding funds’ and we suggest you start putting in some of those greenbacks in your piggy banks now.

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  (580) posted on 10.27.2011

Well, I think it doesn’t matter at all if what will really be the body paint of it because of the fact that it will still be looking great and awesome in any color and yes, I am also so impressed with its powerful engine.

  (596) posted on 10.21.2011

Yes Davis, this car must have a powerful engine. But sorry if won’t agree with the way you want its exterior design must have. I love its exact color. Black cars are cool and striking but it is somewhat old. Its color is fine specially when it’ll go on Gold.

  (569) posted on 10.19.2011

I’m so interested on what will be the final outlook of this Mustang shelby GT500, well on its pictures, it seems that its body was full of rust. smiley I would still wait for it and I was hoping that V8 engine with 750 horsepower is its final motor capacitor.

  (595) posted on 10.18.2011

Yeah! I have to agree with you Freddy Davis. It will be more striking on the black body paint, anyway, is the supercharged V8 engine with 750 horsepower is its official capacitor motor?

  (453) posted on 10.17.2011

The engine must be powerful for this muscle car. I just don’t like their plan of the exterior paint finish. This Ford racing car will go cool in full black.

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