Classic Recreations has just released some preliminary technical details and specifications for the GT 500 CR. All three GT 500 CR models will feature a hand-built 7.0L engine, model specific bodywork, custom paint and hand-stitched upholstery. Every car should be marked with an official Shelby serial number, badges and will be included in the official Shelby Worldwide Registry.

The "Intro" model is powered by a 545hp fuel injected 7.0 L engine, built by Classic Recreations using top-shelf performance parts and Mass Flo digital fuel injection. A 150hp NOS provides extra power. Suspension and power rack and pinion steering modernize the car's handling, and a 5 speed manual transmission sends the power to the 17x8" Shelby wheels over front and rear cross drilled Shelby/Baer brakes. Inside some of the extras are a custom stereo, climate control and Carroll Shelby Signature seats, gauges, console, and floormats. The exterior is available in five different color schemes and features authentic Shelby Performance parts, such as lights, emblems and a real Shelby Le Mans racing gas cap.The "Performance" model has all the features of the "Intro", including the 150hp NOS, rack and pinion steering and 160mph speedometer, plus Carroll Shelby Scat Rally series 1000 seats, larger 17x9.5 rear wheels and a Total Control front and rear coilover suspension system for modern sports car handling. The "Venom" maintains the authentic Shelby look of the "Intro" and "Performance" models, but boosts horsepower to 780hp with an F1-R Intercooled ProCharger supercharged engine. The interior consists of a 200 mph speedometer and racing-style bucket seats. The "Venom" also boasts suspension and chassis upgrades as well as 17x11" rear wheels and wider ultra high performance Goodyear tires. Model line specifications and details are subject to change. - The Ultimate Blog for American Muscle Cars and Muscle Vehicles