The classic 1960s Mustangs hold a sacred place in many supercar and motorsport enthusiasts’ hearts. The original Ford Mustang for sale helped usher in the concept of muscle cars and popularized high-end performance. Now, Classic Recreations has unveiled a new 1967 Shelby GT500CR that features a body fashioned entirely out of carbon fiber.
How do you create a carbon fiber rendition of a steel-bodied classic? You start by taking a bluelight-scan of the body. Then you run it through CAD to make molds. From there, you can produce carbon fiber panels that are an exact match replication.
Drive the 1967 Shelby GT500CR down the road and people may not even notice anything different about your modern but timeless muscle car. Yet take the carbon fiber Shelby GT500CR to a drag strip and you may surprise people with its performance.
Carbon fiber is a hot and sometimes overused buzzword, but it has some serious implications for motor sports as well. The carbon fiber 1967 Shelby GT500CR is 600 pounds lighter than the original while the engine underneath that carbon fiber hood is still hella fast.
The third generation 5.2 liter Coyote engine is paired with a 2.9 liter Whipple supercharger. Combined, the powertrain cranks out 810 horsepower and 600 ft lbs of torque. Combined with low weight, this ensures excellent performance.
‘Classic Recreations’ handles all of Shelby’s licensed continuation cars. So you can expect the carbon fiber 1967 Shelby GT500CR to live up to some very lofty standards.