Oliver Webb’s Shelby GT500 ‘Eleanor’ Reimagined As Modern Mustang With Racing Livery

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When British racing driver Oliver Webb isn’t out blasting around the track in the ENSO CLM P1/01 World Endurance Championship entry, he’s sometimes behind the wheel of his own personal Shelby GT500 “Eleanor” replica, which was made from one of precious few original 1967 Shelby GT500 examples in the UK. It’s a near-perfect recreation of the coveted Mustang from Gone In 60 Seconds (2000) starring Nicolas Cage.

In anticipation of this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France, UK website Carspring decided to reimagine his bespoke personal whip with the ByKolles Racing livery worn by the P1 race car that he pilots throughout the WEC season. Except, Carspring didn’t render the ByKolles livery on Webb’s exact car, instead plastering it on what appears to be a Shelby Super Snake Mustang from the modern day. No S550-based Shelby GT500 exists (yet), but we’d call the Super Snake an acceptable stand-in.

The car is shod in gloss black, with bright, neon green graphics down the sides, and a roof, front splitter, and decklid spoiler all rendered in the same violent color. That piercing hue is also worn on the wing mirrors, in a “4” graphic on the side rear quarters, and in limited portions of the wheels.

It’s an exciting livery, and one which – we’re happy to say – works just as well on this Mustang as it does on the ENSO CLM P1/01. It’s just too bad this Super Snake won’t be running at this year’s Le Mans race.

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Written by Aaron Brzozowski

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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