A Shelby GT500CR with an 810 hp supercharged V8 certainly sounds right to the ear.
Every vintage car enthusiast out there holds a special place in his heart for the iconic Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. It is the only of its kind and quite rare. For that reason, you can find the majority of 1967-68 specimens safely stored in wealthy dudes’ garages.
However, Shelby American and Classic Recreations joined hands to unveil a resto-modded Mustang Shelby GT500CR. Unfortunately, the new version will also be a limited edition, as only 25 units will e made. Those who will be lucky enough to get their hands on one will receive one of the most stunning resto-mod ever made, fitted with a few upgrades, including an exotic carbon-fiber body and a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine.
SpeedKore, the craftsmen behind the carbon fiber body, is also known for Robert Downey Jr.’s 1974 BMW 3.0 CS. And thanks to SpeedKore’s magic touch, the carbon-fiber body results in the GT500CR shedding 600 pounds, bringing the power-to-weight ratio down to the likes of some supercars.
Meanwhile, the new 5.0-liter Coyote engine now produces almost 810 hp. The engineers paired it with a Tremec six-speed manual transmission, which makes changing gears even faster. Classic Recreations’ Shelby GT500CR also features tubular subframe connectors, a Magnaflow stainless-steel exhaust, hydraulic steering rack, an adjustable coil-over suspension, and a roll bar.
Depending on the configuration selected by the buyer, it takes around 12-18 months to build the car. Unfortunately, the starting price is $298,000, something similar to some exotic supercars. However, none of those can catch the spirit of this magnificent machine.
But if you want to make your resto-mod muscle car even better, the company offers some additional equipment. Customers can also opt for a touchscreen infotainment system with upgraded sound and navigation. Meanwhile, buyers across the pond can go for a metric instrument cluster for $500 more, while a right-hand drive version costs an additional $12,500.
After all, driving a dream car can never be a little light on your pocket!