Check out this carbon-fibre Shelby GT500CR

Shelby GT500CR

Only 25 of these carbon-fibre-bodied Shelby GT500CRs will be built by Classic Recreations in the US and 10 of ‘em are still available.

Produced under licence, the Classic Recreations carbon-fibre-bodied Shelby GT500CR is absolutely stunning. Based on either a 1967 or 68 Mustang, these limited-to-25 vehicles get a tick of approval from Shelby.

As impressive as the carbon-fibre body is, there’s been plenty done beneath the skin with new disc brakes right around, adjustable coil-over shocks, and a rack-and-pinion steering conversion. On the inside, the thing’s been retrimmed with new leather and alcantara all over the place, including Shelby highback Scat Rally Series 1000 seats, and old-school Shelby gauges.

Under the bonnet is a supercharged 5.0-litre Coyote V8 which makes around 810hp and runs through a six-speed manual. But, if you want to push the boat out you can get a custom 427 V8 in two states of tune that’ll thump out either 900hp or 1000hp-plus.

These things are priced from around USD$300,000 and as of writing there are still 10 of the 25 available for purchase.

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Isaac Bober has been writing about cars and 4x4s for more than 20 years, has worked on some of the country's biggest motoring magazines (remember what they were?), and launched Practical Motoring. Now he's back, back again... to share dad jokes and much more.