A few months ago, Classic Recreations announced the start of production of its concept car based on the legendary 1967 Shelby. Under the name of Shelby GT500CR, the company just informed us that the first unit is now complete and combines the classic look with modern manufacturing techniques.
The pony car boasts a carbon fiber body which makes it approximately 272 kilograms lighter than Classic Recreation’s standard Shelby GT500CR. The Carbon Edition was developed in collaboration with SpeedKore, building on a 1967 steel GT500CR that was CAD scanned, designed and manufactured before being brought to life.
The end result is an “exact replica” thanks to perfectly aligned panels and a flawless body. These panels have a exposed carbon fiber fabric finished with caramel red stripes, although other colors are available. Sits on three-piece tires Forgeline in size of 18 inches.
They are paved with rubbers BFGoodrich Rival S in dimensions 275/35 R18 for the front axle and 335/30 R18 for the rear. Stopping power is provided by Wilwood tweezers six-piston calipers with 14-inch discs at the front and four-piston calipers with 13-inch discs at the rear.
The discs on both axles are slotted, cross drilled and vented, with an adjustable rear valve to control the pressure balance between the front and rear brakes. There are no interior images, but we do know it features an Alcantara roof, leather trim, Kicker audio system, and custom red Shelby gauges.
Power overdose under the hood
In addition to being made of autoclave-cured carbon fiber, each unit is powered by a motor 5.2-liter Ford V8 Gen 3 Coyote with 2.9-liter Whipple supercharger paired with a Tremec six-speed manual transmission. It is capable of dispensing a whopping 810 hp Y 813 Nm of maximum torque.
The Carbon Edition is limited to 25 units and all of them will be delivered to the lucky owners at Shelby American’s facilities in Las Vegas – unless you live outside the US. This beast part of the $ 265,000, a figure that represents about 221,304 euros at the current exchange rate.
Each unit is uniquely numbered, personalized delivery experience, Shelby World Registry registration and includes a donation to the Carroll Shelby Foundation.