Looking to stand out at your next Shelby Mustang meet? This might be the perfect car for the job. It’s a new 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 recreation developed by Classic Restorations, a firm out of Yukon, Oklahoma. It’s shaped like the original, but uses a carbon fiber body and a supercharged V-8 engine. We’re extremely into it.

a car parked on the side of a road: Just 25 examples will be built, and all come packing a supercharged 5.0-liter Coyote V-8.

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Just 25 examples will be built, and all come packing a supercharged 5.0-liter Coyote V-8.

Classic Restorations worked together with Speedkore Performance Group to develop the carbon body panels, using the original Shelby body molds to get the exact shapes down. If the Speedkore name sounds familiar, it should. The company specializes in carbon fiber-bodied muscle, with plenty of SEMA show-stoppers to its name, including this Demon-powered 1970 Charger and this Shelby Mustang GT350R. The result is a 600-pound weight loss over the original design.

Under the hood of this carbon-bodied Shelby will sit a 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 equipped with a stage 2 Whipple supercharger, sending power to the rear wheels via a Tremec six-speed manual gearbox. There’s also going to be tubular subframes, adjustable coilovers, Wilwood brakes, a Magnaflow exhaust, and forged American Racing wheels wrapped in an unspecified high-performance Michelin tires. Neither power nor performance figures have been released, though it’s safe to assume this thing will be quick.

Each $298,000 purchase will include transportation of the car to Shelby American’s headquarters in Las Vegas for a “special client delivery experience,” which includes a night in a luxury hotel, a private tour of the facility, and a gift package. Classic Restorations notes that production takes 12 to 18 months, so if you’re interested, you better get your order in quickly.

Would you spend nearly $300,000 on this Shelby recreation, or would you rather buy something else? Let us know in the comments.

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