Classic Recreations Carbon Fiber Shelby GT500 Pictured + Specs

In an exciting update this week Classic Recreations have updated their website showing the new carbon-fiber bodied Shelby GT500 prototype in production.

As mentioned last week, Classic Recreations have teamed up with SpeedKore Performance Group to produce the world’s first carbon-fiber-bodied Shelby GT500CR models. This option package is available on the GT500CR 545, 900C and 900S. The result is a Shelby that is both lighter and stronger than an original steel-bodied car, with classic American styling forged from cutting-edge, aerospace-grade carbon fiber technology.

Applying Supercar Technology to American Muscle

It is well established that carbon fiber is a key component used by many of the world’s premier modern motorsports teams. The quality, consistency and even tone of carbon fiber is undeniable.  

  • Combined Strength – using pre-impregnated (Prepreg) fabric reinforced with a resin system, typically an epoxy, makes the material much denser and much stronger.   The key is the autoclave where all the impurities are vacuum-sealed out.  This ensures a pure, perfect piece every time.  Combining this high performance outer shell with a steel substructure provides the driver with the confidence to perform when it counts the most.
  • Perfect Weave Orientation – SpeedKore’s process ensures that all panels match up perfectly.  This means that the weave transition from panel-to-panel is seamless – providing a consistent look across the entire vehicle.

To learn more about how carbon fiber is made and why SpeedKore was the natural fit for Classic Recreations, visit

About the Vehicle:

  • Available 490-horsepower Ford Performance Gen 3 5.0L Coyote V8 crate engine
  • Available 900-horsepower hand-built 427-cubic-inch V8 engine with an intercooled ProCharger supercharger
  • Standard Tremec five-speed manual transmission
  • Available Tremec six-speed manual transmission
  • Available automatic transmission
  • Standard stainless steel MagnaFlow Performance Exhaust

Suspension and Handling:

  • Power rack-and-pinion steering 
  • Coilover suspension 
  • Oversized sway bars 
  • Wilwood brakes
  • American Racing wheels
  • Michelin Pilot Sport 4S Tires
  • Available Pro-Touring Track Package

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