Classic Recreations, the Dallas-based specialists behind classic carbon fiber-bodied muscle cars and trucks, is set to reveal the first of its Shelby Cobra Diamond Edition race cars at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, on August 19.
Designed as a tribute to the late Carroll Shelby, the man behind the original Shelby Cobra, just ten examples of the Diamond Edition will be created at an eye-watering price of $1.2 million. The vehicle on display will give Quail attendees a rare look at the Cobra’s design, such as the race-inspired chassis, cantilever suspension, CNC-machined aluminum components, and more.
The carbon fiber body weighs just 88 pounds, but Classic Recreations notes the assembled vehicle will weigh approximately 2,300 lbs – lighter than a modern-day Mazda MX-5 Miata. Powered by a 5.0-liter Coyote V8 sourced from the Ford Mustang GT, the engine has been tuned to produce as much as 1,000 horsepower and 750 lb-ft of torque, a remarkable amount of muscle for such a light car.