Supercharged Splendor: Classic Recreations’ Shelby GT500CR 900S

Shelby GT500CR 900S

Prepare for some unwholesome car porn in the form of Classic Recreations’ GT500CR 900S, the latest and most powerful creation yet from the tuning shop. Though you may never have heard of CR, you’ve probably been acquainted with their work via previous models like the GT350CR and GT500 CR, both licensed continuation Shelby projects.

The 900S iteration takes things to a whole new level with over $25,000 in upgrades to the 1967 GT500 Shelby Mustang, including a 427 cubic-inch Ford Performance engine with a Procharger F1-R supercharger system that in tandem deliver over 800 horsepower. This particular example is headed to one very lucky customer in Germany straight from CR’s factory in Yukon, Oklahoma.

The list of parts is extensive, but some of the highlights include a carbon fiber driveshaft,  Fast XFI fuel injection system, 18-inch Forgeline Grundge wheels, 275 front and 335 rear BF Goodrich tires, Wilwood six-piston front and six-piston rear brakes, Magnaflow exhaust and a Detroit Speed full suspension system.

As a result of all this fine labor and parts, the GT500CR 900S is considerably quicker and easier to handle than its foundational GT500 was. In 1967, the Shelby GT500 made a stout 350 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, which meant 0 to 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds. At the time, that was basically light speed. Now, a run-of-the-mill Ford Mustang GT can best that figure.

The topic of resto-modfication is a contentious one. Some purists say modifying a classic is tarnishing what the vehicle represented while others say bringing modern performance to classic styling is a dream come true. I’d say both camps are right in certain instances, but it’s hard not to love that iconic fastback shape, wider tires than a Belaz 75710 dump truck and smoother looks than an SR-71 Blackbird.

Classic Recreations hasn’t said what the GT500CR 900S sold for, but we’d wager at least a handful of Hellcats worth of cash.

Auto

Being Pushed by the Aprilia Dorsoduro 900 Is an Absolute Confidence Builder

A set of songs, the perfect road, and a motorcycle that will make most feel like Valentino Rossi makes for a helluva moment: Aprilia's Dorsoduro 900 is an amazing machine.
Auto

Indian (Finally) Debuts FTR 1200 Racer Built for the Street

It's steeped in Americana, bathed in technology, and delivered to those who’d rather hit a dirt oval with the force of a neutron bomb.
Auto

McLaren Debuts Not-Quite Senna-Challenging Track Pack for the 720S

The key to the weight-reduction of this track pack? Carbon fiber, baby.
Auto

The Porsche 911 Speedster Concept Brings the Open-Top Noise

Porsche has stated that the company will only build 1,948 examples of the Speedster marking the year the company officially received its operating license and began production.
Auto

Jazz Legend Miles Davis’ Ferrari 308 Heads to Auction

Here's your chance to own a piece of music and automotive history.
Auto

Narke Is the Emissions-Free Electric Jet Ski That Batman Would Ride

This sexy futuristic jet ski has smartphone integration and a digital dash.
Auto

Our Favorite Pieces of Gear in the Stylish Lineup of Dainese Motorcycle Gear

In addition to its innovative motorsport gear, the company offers a range of stylish apparel to break the stigma that safety has to look dorky.
Auto

The Solar Impact Yacht Can Sail the World in Zero-emission Luxury

This newly unveiled solar-powered ship has the potential to chart a much brighter course for the future.
Outdoors

The Best First Aid Kits for the Home, Car, Hiking, and More

Accident, injuries, burns, bug bites, and worse can strike at any time. Be prepared.
Auto

Dads, Here’s a Sexy (but Safe) New Car For You: The Volvo V60 Cross Country

It’s both a rugged piece of metal and luxuriously designed to make you a bonafide DILF.
Travel

Romotow Is a Futuristic Travel Trailer With a Hidden ‘Party Deck’

One button turns this sleek travel trailer into an eight-person, off-grid party pad.
Auto

Classic Cuban Cars to Take You Back in Time (Photos)

After a trip to the Caribbean, we brought back photographic evidence of the legendary and impossibly cool Cuban cars.
Auto

Camp Literally Anywhere with the World’s 10 Most Extreme Overland Vehicles

Because it's more about the journey and less about the destination.