Carbon Fiber Shelby GT500CR

“Since 1998, Carroll Shelby believed that carbon fiber would be the future of American sports car manufacturing. We believe the introduction of a carbon-fiber GT500 Mustang and Cobra is a natural next step in the evolution of these iconic vehicles and builds on the legacy of the same innovation that Carroll Shelby was known for,” 

–  Neil Cummings, Co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International

In a constant effort to innovate and advance the art of custom car building, Classic Recreations has teamed up with SpeedKore Performance Group to produce the world’s first carbon-fiber-bodied Shelby GT500CR models. This option package is available on the GT500CR 545, 900C and 900S. The result is a Shelby that is both lighter and stronger than an original steel-bodied car, with classic American styling forged from cutting-edge, aerospace-grade carbon fiber technology.

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Applying Supercar Technology to American Muscle

It is well established that carbon fiber is a key component used by many of the world’s premier modern motorsports teams. The quality, consistency and even tone of carbon fiber is undeniable.   Partnering with SpeedKore was key to ensuring perfect panel fitment and consistent quality throughout the entire shell.

  • Combined Strength – using pre-impregnated (Prepreg) fabric reinforced with a resin system, typically an epoxy, makes the material much denser and much stronger.   The key is the autoclave where all the impurities are vacuum-sealed out.  This ensures a pure, perfect piece every time.  Combining this high performance outer shell with a steel substructure provides the driver with the confidence to perform when it counts the most.
  • Perfect Weave Orientation – SpeedKore’s process ensures that all panels match up perfectly.  This means that the weave transition from panel-to-panel is seamless – providing a consistent look across the entire vehicle.

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About the Vehicle:

  • Available 490-horsepower Ford Performance Gen 3 5.0L Coyote V8 crate engine
  • Available 900-horsepower hand-built 427-cubic-inch V8 engine with an intercooled ProCharger supercharger
  • Standard Tremec five-speed manual transmission
  • Available Tremec six-speed manual transmission
  • Available automatic transmission
  • Standard stainless steel MagnaFlow Performance Exhaust

Suspension and Handling:

  • Power rack-and-pinion steering 
  • Coilover suspension 
  • Oversized sway bars 
  • Wilwood brakes
  • American Racing wheels
  • Michelin Pilot Sport 4S Tires
  • Available Pro-Touring Track Package

Awesome progress going on!