The Ford Shelby GR-1 concept was first seen by the public at the 2004 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The automotive concept from Ford will be brought to life thanks to California-based tuner Superformance.
The GR-1 concept was built as an ode to the Shelby Daytona Coupe but didn’t make it through to the concept stage. Car and Driver, Superformance CEO Lance Stander announced the good news during the Petersen Automotive Museum’s Annual Shelby Cruise-In on 6 January.
Stander has been working on the project with Ford for six years to ensure it is licensed by Ford and not just a replica. Superformance will also work along with Shelby American to develop the details for both electric and gasoline-powered versions. It will be powerful either way as Stander said they are “shooting for a two-second Shelby”. 200 aluminium Shelby GR-1 production cars will be built and ready in around two years’ time.