If all 249 production cars had been available in 1998, Shelby would have sold every one of them in an hour
The Shelby Series 1 was a high-performance roadster manufactured by Shelby American from 1996 to 2002. Only 249 Shelby Series 1s were built, and this was the first running car, as well as the "pre-production" #1 Series 1, which was featured on the cover of Motor Trend.
With a carbon fiber body, sophisticated chassis, and Oldsmobile 4.0-liter Aurora V8 engine, it was considered a modern reincarnation of the 289 Cobra. It was the first Shelby vehicle built with a Shelby-designed chassis, body, and suspension. Weighing 2,650 lb, the 320-hp sports car went 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds and recorded 12.8 seconds in the quarter-mile at 112 mph; top speed was 185 mph. A post-title supercharger package from Shelby propelled the car into supercar status, with 0-60 mph times of 3.2 seconds and the quarter-mile run in 11.35 at 124 mph. Approximately 80 Series 1 cars were supercharged by Shelby.