Back in 2018, the Shelby Series 2 Coupe was revealed as a successor to the famed Series 1, albeit with a few modern updates and an ultra-limited production run of just four units annually. Now, however, the Shelby Series 2 Coupe is making another comeback, thanks to a new agreement between Carrol Shelby Licensing and Wingard Motorsports and Custom Coaches (WMC), with just ten total units slated to be produced this time around – all intended to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Series 1’s debut.
Those 10 Shelby Series 2 Coupe models consist of three aluminum and seven carbon fiber-bodied models, each of which will be sold as a roller with various engine options. All 10 of those cars will ride on the original aluminum honeycomb monocoque frame present in the Series 1, which has been upgraded with modern hardware, giving it a near 50-50 weight distribution and a curb weight of under 3,200 pounds. Other notable features include an inboard cantilevered suspension, six-piston caliper brakes at all four corners, custom 19-inch monoblock wheels, and Potenza performance tires.
In terms of powertrains, the 10 lucky Shelby Series 2 Coupe buyers can choose from one of three to compete their build, though installation must occur via another source. Those consist of the Carroll Shelby Engine Company 427 Windsor V8, a supercharged version of the 7.3L V8 Godzilla, or an all-electric powertrain, with transmission options consisting solely of a six-speed sequential gearbox. Pricing starts out at $385,600 for the carbon fiber-bodied cars or $498,200 for the aluminum body, while drivetrain options will tack on another $83,500 to start.
“Our founder, Carroll Shelby was an innovator who constantly pushed the envelope,” said Neil Cummings, CEO Shelby Licensing. “We are pleased that Wingard Motorsports and Custom Coaches is continuing his legacy through their licensed Shelby Series 2 Coupe. The car that Bob Wingard and his team will offer helps fulfill Carroll’s vision for the Shelby Series 1 that we launched 25 years ago.”