Superformance has acquired the nod and blessings from Ford to go forward with the plans to fabricate the 2004 Ford Shelby GR-1 idea.
Superformance CEO Lance Stander had nice information at hand throughout a roundtable interview on the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles not too long ago. Automotive and Driver was round to choose it up and their report states that the automotive firm is all set to carry the 2004 Ford Shelby GR-1 idea to life quickly.
They are going to be teaming up with Shelby American to construct each gasoline and electric-powered variants. Ford has given the official nod by granting Superformance with the licensing rights to proceed with the plans.
Because the firm has been a strong participant within the enterprise of creating and distributing glorious rolling reproduction vehicles, we are able to count on the identical stage of high quality and craftsmanship as soon as Superformance takes on the problem of constructing the Ford Shelby GR-1.
Whereas they could dial down the idea automotive design a bit to make sure that the manufacturing model is extra sensible to drive and reside with, they may actually retain the signature points of the styling. Hopefully, the essence of the Cobra Daytona Coupe from 1964-65 can be successfully captured within the new incarnation.
The unique idea had come out at a time when the trade was in full-blown retro mode and lots of the ideas which debuted throughout that point interval finally made it to manufacturing. Whereas a few of them succeeded and the remaining failed, it’s satisfying to see the GR-1 being picked up after greater than a decade since its first look in 2004.
Superformance plans to make a automotive which is each quick to drive and fabulous to have a look at. The primary examples will begin rolling out in two years and the production-run can be restricted to 200 copies. The title is but to be finalized. However we don’t thoughts that so long as they hold the automotive as genuine as they probably can to the 2004 idea.
Supply: Automotive and Driver