Classic Recreations shared an early look at the first of only 10 licensed Carbon Fiber Shelby Cobra Race Cars, dubbed the Diamond Edition.
The vehicle is a tribute to Carroll Shelby's design and engineering. Only 10 of these Diamond Edition masterpieces will ever be made.
"We developed the Diamond Edition Cobra by starting with the question, 'What car would Carroll build with today's technology?' Our team painstakingly recreated this one-of-a-kind vehicle to carry forward the legacy and vision of one of the world's greatest car builders," said Jeff Stone, CEO at Classic Recreations. "We are going to Monterey Car Week to reveal a supercar that most collectors didn't know was being developed, a completely re-engineered piece of motorsport history - listed in the Shelby registry. We continue to honor Carroll Shelby's remarkable heritage and think he'd be proud of the legacy we continue to build in his home state of Texas."
The officially licensed Shelby Cobra Race Car was recreated to celebrate 60 years of Cobra and Shelby's heritage. Only eight remaining are available to collectors at $1.2 million.
The Cobra Race Car display will give visitors an "exploded" view of the car's design and performance engineering, including its CAD-designed, race-inspired chassis, billet CNC-machined aluminum assembly components, cantilever suspension, and other key components. Capable of 1,000 HP, the Cobra Race Car is anticipated to weigh about 2,300 pounds wrapped in an aerospace-grade, pre-preg carbon fiber body that weighs only 88 pounds.