Oklahoma-based Classic Recreations recently unveiled some stunning carbon fiber Mustangs, and now it’s giving the Shelby Cobra the same treatment.
Called the Diamond Edition in honor of Shelby American’s 60th anniversary, it replicates the design of Shelby’s CSX Cobra replicas in beautiful carbon fiber. The body weighs just 88 pounds and is based on a later 1965 Cobra, so it features flared fenders and a hood scoop in place of the cleaner look of earlier models.
This lightweight body is paired with an 800-hp version of Ford’s 5.0-liter V8, which achieves this prodigious output with the help of a supercharger. The engine drives the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission and breathes through a stainless steel exhaust system with side pipes. Performance numbers aren’t available, but Classic Recreations has hinted on its website that it expects big things from a prototype currently under construction.
Classic Recreation Diamond Edition Carbon Fiber Shelby Cobra Replica
The Cobra replica also features independent rear suspension, while stopping power is provided by Wildwood brakes, with 6-piston calipers up front and 4-piston calipers in the rear.
Each car will also receive a diamond-encrusted badge with a reproduction of the late Carroll Shelby’s signature on the dashboard. Don’t expect many other comforts, as Cobra interiors have always been about minimalism.
Only 10 Diamond Editions will be built at a cost of $1.2 million each. To put that into perspective, Classic Recreations also sells Shelby American-designed CSX Cobra replicas with a starting price of $117,900 for a rolling chassis, and several other companies offer Cobra replicas at lower prices. The Diamond Edition will also not be road legal, noted Classic Recreations.