Eleanor Hits the Gym: 810-HP Shelby GT500CR Features Lightweight Carbon Fiber Body
Got $ 298,000 burning a hole in your pocket and a desire for a classic looking Shelby GT500 with a modern twist? Meet the GT500CR Carbon Edition, a limited series of just 25 shockingly diet special carbon fiber products.
Shelby claims this special Mustang model tips the scales 600 pounds less than the regular GT500CR. There’s also a supercharged 5.0-liter “Coyote” V-8 in the mix, producing a claimed 810 horsepower with a long list of mods. Traction is managed by a nine-inch rear end with a limited-slip differential and coilovers for easier handling. Wilwood brakes provide stopping power, and a six-speed manual transmission supplied by Tremec is the only transmission option.
But it is the body that has our full attention. Take a look at the gallery below to see the unfinished naked body in all of its woven splendor. Finished cars will wear a clear coat plating, although owners can customize a stripe color and Shelby American will be happy to apply special badges.
SpeedKore produced the body and Classic Recreations is the company responsible for the construction of these vehicles. Shelby American does not produce these beasts, but the company’s Las Vegas facility will receive the carbon-bodied monsters and distribute them to customers. It apparently takes 12-18 months to build one, so place your order now and try to be patient as these companies work together to create an extremely powerful and outrageously finished GT500.
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