The 2010 SEMA Show for Ford and Cobra Electronics received two officially licensed 1967 Shelby continuation cars. The founder of Classic Recreations, Jason Engel has announced the plans to work with 1967 Shelby since the 2009 SEMA Show and a year later hw managed to bring two G.T.500 CR customer cars after Ford Motor Company and Cobra Electronics invited him to display vehicles in the company's respetive booths. The "Ultimate Street Car" was the one from the Ford display when Engel was asked by Optima batteries to take part in the annual Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational track, the Saturday after SEMA, competing in four competitions: autocross, road course, speed top and engineering. Engel considered that taking part in the OUSCI was a great thrill and provided the opportunity to build a fast car, whihc featured the performance and reliability of a modern car.
Both G.T. 500CR Shelbys which were presented at SEMA are powered by 545 hp, fuel injected, naturally aspirated, hand-built 427 cubic inch engines. One of the cars is finished in classic wimbledon white and the other is mainly described by a two-tone gloss and matte black paintjob.
As Engel himself declared, the G.T. 500CR shelby was meant to be driven as it is a modern sports car, wrapped in vintage Shelby 500 sheet metal.
Additional options are offered by Classic Recreations and the next year predicts the launch of a supercharged, 780 Venom with four-link rear suspension.
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