Saturday, September 25, 2021
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.

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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

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