Shelby GT500 CR Carbon Edition shines anew in a carbon-fiber body
Classic Recreations announced the carbon-bodied, authentic-looking GT500 CR restomod this spring, and now we have the first pics of the actual car.
The project combines the iconic appearance of the Shelby GT500 with modern technology. The use of carbon fiber enables the restomod to weigh 270 kilos (595 lbs) less than the real GT500 CR. The V8 Coyote under the hood gains a sizable boost to 810 hp (604 kW) and sends the momentum to the rear axle courtesy of a Tremec six-speed manual gearbox. Wilwood components are used in the brakes throughout.
Classic Recreations will handle the assembly of 25 total cars, and will price each one starting from U.S. $298,000. Speedcore will be manufacturing the body panels.
Shelby itself is in no way participating in the project, but has authorized it with a license and will be selling the finished cars from its factory in Las-Vegas.
Editor Andrew Raspopov