Classic Recreations Shelby GT500CR Carbon SpeedKore - 2021 - top - front-face / face avant

Classic Recreations Shelby GT500CR : ’67/68 Mustang Carbon forged by SpeedKore [Ford Performance Coyote V8 5.0L w/ Whipple Supercharged] 810hp

09/02/2021 - Ewen LJ Team Principal DESIGNMOTEUR - Auto custom - , ,

Le préparateur Classic Recreations a pris une base officielle Shelby GT500, pour la moderniser avec châssis carrosserie en fibre de carbone qualifié de ‘lightweight and ultra-strong’. Sous le capot forgé, on retrouve un récent bloc Ford Coyote V8 5.0L, équipé d’un supercharged, le tout délivrant 810hp. Cela devient de fait, peut-être, the most coolest (resto-mod) Mustang ever. Présentation.

Design Shelby GT500CR Carbon

Classic Recreations Shelby GT500CR Carbon SpeedKore - 2021 - top - front-face / face avant
Classic Recreations Shelby GT500CR Carbon SpeedKore – 2021 – top – front-face / face avant

Classic Recreations ?

The Yukon, Oklahoma-based company has started offering the option of a carbon-fiber body for buyers of its replicas based on the original Ford Mustang.

The carbon bodies come from the folks at Speedkore Performance Group, and to get the ball rolling Classic Recreations will build Ford Shelby GT500 replicas with the lightweight stuff in a special series known as the Shelby GT500CR Carbon Edition.

by Classic Recreations Team up w/ SpeedKore & Shelby Team

Officially unveiled by Classic Recreations in May, this visionary, re-imagined American muscle car moves the iconic 1967 Shelby GT500 into the 21st century with a powerful contemporary engine, upgraded suspension, better braking systems and the latest automotive technologies.

The Shelby cars combine the best of classic and contemporary worlds, all wrapped in a lightweight and ultra-strong carbon fiber body.

Design extérieur Shelby Classic Recreations GT500CR

Classic Recreations Shelby GT500CR Carbon SpeedKore - 2021 - top - front side-face / profil avant
Classic Recreations Shelby GT500CR Carbon SpeedKore – 2021 – top – front side-face / profil avant
Classic Recreations Shelby GT500CR Carbon SpeedKore - 2021 - top - front hood / capot avant
Classic Recreations Shelby GT500CR Carbon SpeedKore – 2021 – top – front hood / capot avant

“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.”

Jason Engel, founder, co-owner and lead designer at Classic Recreations
Classic Recreations Shelby GT500CR Carbon SpeedKore - 2021 - rear side-face / profil arrière
Classic Recreations Shelby GT500CR Carbon SpeedKore – 2021 – rear side-face / profil arrière

Working with SpeedKore Performance Group, Classic Recreations directed the process to create the woven carbon fiber bodies using original Shelby molds to meticulously reproduce the iconic lines of the classic 1967-68 Shelby Mustang.

It’s the first time that the technology used by supercars, exotics and aircraft has been applied so extensively to an American muscle car.

Classic Recreations Shelby GT500CR Carbon SpeedKore - 2021 - top - rear side-face / profil arrière
Classic Recreations Shelby GT500CR Carbon SpeedKore – 2021 – top – rear side-face / profil arrière

For its carbon-fiber Shelby GT500 replica, Classic Recreations uses a basis 1967/1968 Mustang chassis, with the finished product weighing in at around 600 pounds (272 kg) less than stock.

Classic Recreations Shelby GT500CR Carbon SpeedKore - 2021 - top - rear face / face arrière
Classic Recreations Shelby GT500CR Carbon SpeedKore – 2021 – top – rear face / face arrière

Design intérieur Shelby GT500CR Carbon

Classic Recreations Shelby GT500CR Carbon SpeedKore - 2021 - interior / intérieur
Classic Recreations Shelby GT500CR Carbon SpeedKore – 2021 – interior / intérieur

For the interior, there’s an Alcantara headliner and a Lecarra leather-wrapped aluminum steering wheel.

Dashboard w/ Carroll Shelby Signature Gauges

Classic Recreations Shelby GT500CR Carbon SpeedKore - 2021 - dashboard / tableau de bord
Classic Recreations Shelby GT500CR Carbon SpeedKore – 2021 – dashboard / tableau de bord

Moteur Shelby GT500CR Carbon

Classic Recreations Shelby GT500CR Carbon SpeedKore - 2021 - engine / moteur - Ford Coyote V8 5.0L - Whipple Supercharged - under the hood
Classic Recreations Shelby GT500CR Carbon SpeedKore – 2021 – engine / moteur – Ford Coyote V8 5.0L – Whipple Supercharged – under the hood

powered by a Stage 2 Whipple supercharged Ford 5.0L Coyote engine mated to a Tremec 6-speed manual transmission

rumble with a stainless-steel MagnaFlow performance exhaust system.

under the hood Coyota 5.0L Gen3

For 2018, Ford made revisions to the Coyote equipped in the Mustang GT, most notably the addition of high-pressure direct injection (in addition to the existing port injection system),

and an increase of the piston bore diameter from 92.2 to 93 mm (3.63 to 3.66 in). Increase in the bore size, resulting from the adoption of Plasma Wire Arc Transfer cylinder liner technology in place of the more traditional sleeve in the block, brings total displacement up from 4,951 to 5,035 cc (302 to 307 cu in).

include Gen. 3 specific camshafts, enlarged intake and exhaust valves, an increased compression ratio of 12.0:1, a revised intake manifold, and 7500 RPM redline in the Mustang.


w/ these changes the updated 5.0L Coyote is rated by Ford at 460hp and 569 Nm.

Châssis Shelby GT500CR Carbon

Classic Recreations Shelby GT500CR Carbon SpeedKore - 2021 - wheel / jante - side view
Classic Recreations Shelby GT500CR Carbon SpeedKore – 2021 – wheel / jante – side view

The potent car has an adjustable coil-over suspension, tubular subframe connectors, high-performance Wilwood brakes, roll bar and hydraulic steering rack.

carbon fiber bodycar classic 1967-68 Shelby Mustang

Classic Recreations Shelby GT500CR Carbon SpeedKore - 2021 - chassis carbon fiber
Classic Recreations Shelby GT500CR Carbon SpeedKore – 2021 – chassis carbon fiber

“By wrapping this featherweight carbon fiber body over the original steel substructure, we can create perfect panels, seams and lines.”

“The result is stunning perfection in a car that is an astounding 600 pounds lighter than stock.

The power-to-weight ratio is on par with the most exotic vehicles, making it a modern world-class supercar with American muscle at its soul.”

Jason Engel, founder, co-owner and lead designer at Classic Recreations
Classic Recreations Shelby GT500CR Carbon SpeedKore - 2021 - front side-face / profil avant - on track / sur piste
Classic Recreations Shelby GT500CR Carbon SpeedKore – 2021 – front side-face / profil avant – on track / sur piste

modern upgrades include Wilwood brakes (6-piston front, 4-piston rear calipers with slotted, cross-drilled, and zinc-washed rotors), a power rack-and-pinion steering conversion, and adjustable coil-over suspension front and rear

Classic Recreations Shelby GT500CR Carbon SpeedKore - 2021 - side-face / profil
Classic Recreations Shelby GT500CR Carbon SpeedKore – 2021 – side-face / profil

rolls on American Racing forged wheels wrapped with high-performance Michelin Z-rated tires

rides on 18-inch aluminum wheels from American Racing, w/ Michelin Z-rated tires, size 225/40/18 in front and 315/30/18 in the rear.

Classic Recreations Shelby GT500CR Carbon SpeedKore - 2021 - rear side-face / profil arrière - on track / sur piste
Classic Recreations Shelby GT500CR Carbon SpeedKore – 2021 – rear side-face / profil arrière – on track / sur piste

“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.”

Jason Engel, founder, co-owner and lead designer at Classic Recreations

‘A meaningful donation in the customer’s honor will be made to the Carroll Shelby Foundation, which is dedicated to providing medical assistance for those in need, including children, educational opportunities for young people through automotive and other training programs and benefitting the Shelby Automotive Museum.’

Classic Recreations Shelby GT500CR Carbon SpeedKore - 2021 - rear face / face arrière
Classic Recreations Shelby GT500CR Carbon SpeedKore – 2021 – rear face / face arrière

Sources et images :
Classic Recreations
Shelby
Carroll Shelby Foundation
SpeedKore Performance Group

Drew Phillips Photography