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Shelby Mustang G.T.350CR by Classic Recreations

Classic Recreations in the US has released details about its latest Ford Shelby Mustang package, the Shelby Mustang G.T.350CR. Based on an original Ford Mustang Fastback from 1965-1966, Classic Recreations provides a full restoration in the form of more modern suspension and steering, a new drivetrain and a fresh 7.0-litre (427ci) V8 engine.

An old classic made new again, who wouldn’t want a slice of that? The Classic Recreations G.T.350CR will come in a range of different engine trim levels to suit your needs too, depending on how quickly you want to go through a rear set of tyres.

The first option on the list is a 7.0-litre naturally-aspirated V8 with a Mass Flo fuel injection system. The entry-level unit churns out a very healthy 406kW (545hp).  If you fear there will be far too much grip in the rear treads, Classic Recreations also offers a supercharged version which outputs upwards of 481kW (645hp), and an intercooled version pumping out 555kW.

If you really want to get a move on though, Classic Recreations offers a top-shelf engine that comes with a twin-turbo kit, pushing power levels up to a whopping 746kW (1000hp). The kit includes a neat intercooler setup and everything required to keep the system running smoothly.

It doesn’t matter what engine pack you decide to go for, Classic Recreations also matches up a robust drivetrain combination to make sure power is put to good use. It consists of a 3.7:1 ratio 9-inch fabricated differential with Posi Traction, and a Tremec five-speed manual transmission.

Classic Recreations also kits out the interior with a set of Carroll Shelby Scat Rally Series 1000 highback seats, five-point Camlock harnesses, a woodgrain and aluminium steering wheel connected to a Flaming River Tilt steering column with power rack and pinion gearing, Shelby Signature gauges with a 160mph (258km/h) speedo, and an Old Air Production air-conditioning system.

All up, prices for the Shelby G.T.350CR modern classic start at $119,000 (approximately AU$115,000). Not bad for what would be an immaculate mid-Sixties Ford Shelby Mustang. What do you think?

 

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Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.