Tuesday, July 5, 2022
News Classic Recreations Announces The Heritage Shelby GT500CR Carbon Edition

Classic Recreations Announces The Heritage Shelby GT500CR Carbon Edition

Tipping the scale at 600 lbs less than stock, the Shelby GT500CR Carbon Edition has an exotic-car power to weight ratio.


  • Only 25 will be built, priced from $298,000.

  • Shelby American will handle deliveries.

  • It is inspired by the iconic 1967 Shelby GT500.


The Classic Recreations Shelby GT500CR Carbon Edition is quite possibly the best combination of old-world muscle-car knowhow and modern material and production techniques rolled into one car. This car will carry on the Shelby GT500CR’s heritage but with a tremendous weight savings advantage.

As always, weight is the enemy, for both humans and cars… The carbon fibre body panels are mounted to the standard steel frame saving, in the process, a whopping 600 lbs. Powered by a Stage 2 Whipple supercharged Ford 5.0-litre Coyote V8 engine, the GT500CR Carbon Edition has a power-to-weight ratio that is equal to many exotic high-performance cars.

Carbon Fiber Heritage Shelby GT500CR Mustang | Photo: Classic Recreations

This super American muscle car with a soul features a Tremec 6-speed manual transmission, an upgraded suspension, and an improved braking system, as well as the latest automotive technologies.

“We’re excited that the world’s first carbon fiber bodied heritage Shelby GT500CR has moved from dream to reality; a true inspiration for future models,” said Jason Engel, founder, co-owner, and lead designer at Classic Recreations. “Far too often, car companies tease the public with concepts that never go into production. Our first car of this spectacular new series is being assembled and we look forward to presenting it to its new owner at the Shelby American facility in Las Vegas. This carbon fiber bodied continuation heritage Shelby GT500CR will carry the Shelby DNA into every model we build.”

The Shelby GT500CR Carbon Edition is available for order now and pricing starts at $298,000. Delivery times vary between 12 and 18 months depending on the selected spec.

Trending Now

The Average New Vehicle Monthly Payment is $712 in the US

New car prices have been rising consistently over the last year. This amount excludes insurance, maintenance, fuel, and other expenses. If you’re shopping for...

Hyundai Veloster Officially Dropped After 2022 Model Year

The Hyundai Veloster was introduced in 2011 as a 2012 model. The Veloster’s best sales year was 2013. Only the high-performance Veloster N...

The NHTSA is now Requesting More Information from Honda in its Probe over Phantom Braking

A probe had been launched back in February over issues with the autonomous emergency braking system of Honda vehicles The 2018-2019 CR-V and...

The Kia Seltos Already Revised for 2023… or 2024!

Kia was a bit late in entering the pocket-sized SUV market. There was the Kia Soul, but its particular format and lack of all-wheel...

GM Could be Working on an Electric Van to Replace the Savana and Express in 2026

The GMC Savana and Chevrolet Express have been largely unchanged since 1996 General Motors already has the BrightDrop electric delivery vans in its...
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.