Developed by Classic Recreation, the limited-edition concept car is essentially a modern and high-tech one with the original 1967 Shelby GT500, piece de resistance Being the perfect carbon fiber body. Only 25 units will be built.
To develop the exposed carbon body, Speedcore Performance Group used the original 1967–1968 Mustang fastback molding. Speedcare is responsible for creating some of the best restomodes for people like Kevin Hart, and most recently Robert Downey Jr.’s 1974 BMW 3.0 CS.
More importantly, with this new body, the Legacy Shelby GT500CR weighs 600 pounds less than its steel counterpart.
The 5.0-liter Coyote V8 under the hood is mated to a Tremec six-speed manual transmission by the Stage 2 Whipple Supercharger. Each car also features tubular subframe connectors, adjustable coil-over suspension, roll-bars, hydraulic steering rack, Wilwood brakes, and a stainless-steel display by Magnaflow.
All this power – the exact amount of which is unknown – will cause a set of American racing forged wheels to rotate rapidly and wrap and burn Michelin Z-rated tires.
Each GT500CR takes 12–18 months to make. Once complete, each car will be shipped to a Shelby American facility in Las Vegas where it will receive a special badge and a UV-treated clear coat.
It all comes with a starting price of $ 298,000, not including optional customized upgrades.
To put this in perspective, this 1967 Shelby Superlegre is priced higher than the 2020 McLaren GT, 570S, 600 LT Spyder. Option-less, its price can dive into the 720S region. But ultimately, it is not cheap to drive a unicorn.
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