Superperformance Resurrects the 2004 Shelby GR 1 Concept

Far too often, incredible concept cars never make it to production. Thankfully, Superperformance will be rectifying one such instance.

front view open door Shelby GR 1 Concept

Superperformance recently received official licensing rights from Ford for the 2004 Ford Shelby GR-1 concept car. The announcement was appropriately made at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, where they also announced that they would be working with Shelby American to develop both a gasoline and electric version of the car.

Shelby GR 1 Concept side view

In terms of design, Superperformance plans to stay as true as possible to the concept design, though some changes may be needed to make this a production model.

This is particularly good news as the concept car was meant to commemorate the original Cobra Daytona Coupe that Carroll Shelby built and raced in 1964. No details on the powertrains for either version of the car have been revealed, but the plans are in place to make these cars capable of achieving 0 to 100 in just 2.0 seconds.

back view Shelby GR 1 Concept

Maybe the only bad news about this build is that it will be two years before production car will debut. There will be around 200 special edition cars offered.

These cars will be available in either polished or painted aluminium: The rest of the production cars will come with a carbon-fibre body.

Check it out

steering wheel shelby gr 1

interior and dashboard view shelby