New Vintage Electric Ebike Inspired By Shelby Cobra

Limited-edition release coincides with upcoming film “Ford v Ferrari.”

Vintage Electric Ebike in front of Shelby Cobra
The limited-edition Vintage Electric Shelby sells for $7,249.Vintage Electric

Known for its ebikes inspired by classic custom motorcycles, Vintage Electric has just launched a new Class 2 throttle-assist electric bike celebrating auto designer Carroll Shelby's 289 Slabside, the Cobra. The Northern California ebike brand announced the new model ahead of the November 15 theatrical release of the feature film Ford v Ferrari, which stars Matt Damon as Shelby in the true-life story of how he and driver Ken Miles (played by Christian Bale) took on Ferrari's racing dominance at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.

Male Adult riding Vintage Electric Ebike
The throttle-assist bike gets a claimed 40 to 75 miles of range in its 20 mph “street mode.”Vintage Electric

Vintage Electric collaborated with Carroll Shelby International and Shelby’s grandson Aaron on the limited-edition Vintage Electric Shelby.

“To channel Carroll Shelby’s spirit of design, you have to be in the presence of the phenomenal vehicles that he created. Walking around these celebrated Shelby cars, touching them, driving them, and seeing every last detail that Carroll poured into them is truly where our inspiration came from in making the new Shelby bike,” said Andrew Davidge, founder and lead designer at Vintage Electric. “When you walk up to a Cobra, this first thing you notice is the timeless aesthetic that has been celebrated for generations. The Cobra is an American icon, and we wanted to express that in our newest Vintage Electric Shelby bike."

The Vintage Electric Shelby sports the same blue metallic N6 paint scheme as Carroll’s own 289 Cobra, with matte black racing stripes and the Shelby logo along with Cobra badging. The leather handlebar grips and saddle mirror the interior design of Carroll’s 289 Cobra.

Vintage Electric Ebike Side Profile
A matte black cast-aluminum housing contains the Shelby’s battery.Vintage Electric

The throttle bike is powered by a massive 48-volt, 1,123wh battery stored in a matte black cast-aluminum housing. The battery fully charges in 4.5 hours.

The Shelby has a top assisted speed of 20 mph in “street mode” via a 750W hub motor. However, a special speed key in the battery pack unlocks the bike’s 3,000W “race mode” for a top assisted speed of 36 mph. Claimed range is 40 to 75 miles in street mode.

Component spec includes an MRP inverted dual-crown fork with 60 millimeters of travel, Promax Lucid hydraulic disc brakes with regenerative braking, 26-inch x 50-millimeter-wide rims dressed in 2.35-inch-wide Schwalbe Fat Frank tires, a chromoly riser bar, and a billet stem.

MSRP is $7,249. More information is available on the Vintage Electric website.