Shelby GT500CR 545-hp for 2011
Classic Recreations has been making dreams come true, taking old 1967 and 1968 Mustang Fastbacks and turning them into the ultimate resto-mod street machines. Word just got out of their new Viper model, but let’s first oogle their mainstay.
Chassis mods start with coilover conversions for both the front and rear suspension, in addition to oversized sway bars at both ends. For stopping power, they slap on Shelby/Baer 13″ Track System brakes in front and the 12″ Touring System setup at the rear.
A staggered wheel set gets all that power to the ground, with 17 x 8-inch Shelby 427 Wheels in front and 17 x 9.5-inch versions in the rear. The car’s high performance tires are similarly set up, having 245/45ZR17 versions at the sharp end with 275/40ZR17 rubber out back.
The 427-cid (7.0 liter) crate engine pushes its 545 horsepower through a Tremec manual transmission and through a 9-inch Fab-9 PosiTraction read end, equipped with 3.70 gears. Adding BBK longtube ceramic headers, a dual 2.5″ exhaust system with Magnaflow mufflers lends the requisite “old school” sound to the car.
“The G.T.500CR is meant to be driven,” Classic Recreations founder Jason Engel said. “Although the overall look is vintage Shelby, essentially this is modern sports car technology wrapped in vintage Shelby GT500 sheet metal.”
Every Shelby G.T.500CR will be listed in the Shelby Worlwide Registry, and can be yours for just about $150,000. Throw in another $50,000 and you can get a 770-hp Viper Mustang. Or you can buy 3 Super Snakes for $210,000 and a combined 2175 horsepower!! I’m just sayin…