Californian e-bike brand Vintage Electric have launched a special edition ride to mark the upcoming release of the film Ford v Ferrari. The bike takes inspiration from the 289 Cobra car owned by Carroll Shelby, the Ford car builder who was tasked with building a race car to take on Ferrari at 24 hours of Le Mans back in 1966.
The paint, finishes and design closely resemble the 289 Cobra, and Vintage Electric have simply called the bike the Shelby. They also called on Carroll Shelby's grandson to help design it.
VE have modelled the set-up and spec on their Roadster model, although this one is even more powerful with a top speed of 36mph. You can get up to 75 miles of range and it takes 4.5 hours to fully charge from a whopping 1123 watt-hour battery.
The frame is hydroformed aluminium, and there is 60mm of travel in the front forks for some extra comfort. Hydraulic disc brakes provide plenty of stopping power and there's also a thumb throttle for the ultimate in acceleration. Braking is also regenerative to put juice back in the battery, and there are five power assist modes.
Finally, Vintage Electric have matched up the handlebar grips and saddle to exactly mirror the colour and feel of the Cobra car's interior, which makes for a very classy aesthetic indeed.
Production of the Shelby will be limited to 300 units, and it's priced at $7,249.00 - if you want to ride one in the UK, you will most definitely need a license! Head over to the Vintage Electric website for more info.