The Series 2 will come fully equipped with a hand-crafted leather interior, body- hugging sports seats, power windows, air conditioning and CD player – in fact, everything you would expect in a top-level sports car. In performance terms and layout, the Supercharged Series 2 stacks up favourably against the Ferrari 456, which costs over £170,000 new. By comparison, the Supercharged Series 2 will be priced at around $155,000, representing what Shelby believes is a notably more cost-effective performance package as well as a more thrilling and communicative driving experience. For those for whom ultimate performance isn’t a requirement, the normally aspirated Series 2 will cost around $125,000.
Shelby Series 2 production will be limited to just 500 cars, adding exclusivity and long-term value to the marque. Fifty supercharged versions of Series 1 have already burbled away from Shelby’s Las Vegas Motor Speedway-based premises, emphasising the appeal for an ultimate performing spiritual successor to the Cobra.
The Series 2 is available direct from the factory with a number of options, including racing suspension, custom paintwork, roll bar and interior packages.
Shelby American products are sold all over the world - the latest Supercharged Series 1 being finished for a customer in Monaco.Published 29 January 2003