There was a lot of fascination and interest with the 2004-2005 Ford Shelby GR-1 Concept. Unfortunately, it never got in to production for several reasons. Ford wasn’t interested in going forward with the production of this car, it seems that it is getting new lease of life from California based customizer Superformance. This report surfaced on Car and Driver and they haven’t got any storied history with the Shelby. Nonetheless, it is a factory licensed builder. They have been building retro cars for public from the year 1996.
Hence, it shouldn’t be surprising if they took on abandoned model for their project. Nonetheless, they are collaborating with Shelby American for perfecting details of the car. Ford Shelby GR-1 Concept paid tribute to Cobra Daytona coupe and it brings life in a gasoline and electric power version. It doesn’t matter which version of Ford Shelby GR-1 Concept will be picked, but we can ensure you that it will be ultra-fast. The goal is to make the production vehicle sprint from 0-60mph in 2.0 seconds. Superformance’s CEO Lance Stander, for this project they have been partnering with Ford for six years.
In a statement, company’s CEO said that when they went to speak with Ford and they said to forget about the issue. He further added that they could have opted for kit car, or replica, but Superformance went for license from original manufacturer to give it all credibility. Thankfully, Ford Design in Europe heard about their attempt and got them call from Ford Licensing. It may all sound great, but Ford Shelby GR-1 Concept won’t hit market within two years.