Shelby reveals Series 2 mod for its sole standalone sports car

Fans of Shelby’s Series 1 sports car launched in the late ’90s can look forward to a modern version based on the donor chassis of one of the originals.

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Unveiled Thursday, the new car is called the Series 2, and virtually every element from the donor Series 1 has been either redesigned or replaced for enhanced performance.

The Series 1 arrived for 1999 and has the honor of being the sole car designed and developed from the ground up by Carroll Shelby. The plan was to use the car’s aluminum honeycomb monocoque chassis for a line of modern sports cars, which was why the first was called the Series 1, but financial problems meant the project never progressed. That was until a few years ago when a company by the name of Wingard Motorsports entered the scene.