The choices in the world of electric bikes with simplistic designs and retro charm are increasing day by day. Vintage Electric, an electric bicycle company, located in California, has introduced a new retro-styled electric bicycle. The limited-edition “Vintage Electric Shelby” is created in collaboration with the historic American brand Carroll Shelby.
Inspired by the Shelby Cobra and its DNA, the Vintage Electric Shelby has matching blue metallic N6 paint with matte black racing stripes, the iconic Cobra logo, and Cobra badging. The model really makes a good connection between the past and the future. This high-performance bike is the company’s most powerful bike yet.
The Vintage Electric Shelby comes equipped with the 3000 W rear-hub motor powered by 48V 23.4 Ah, 1,123-watt-hour rechargeable battery located in an aluminum case. The battery takes 4.5 hours for a full charge and will make you travel up to 75 miles (120 km) on a single charge in Street Mode (limited with the speed of 20 mph). It can reach the maximum speeds up to a remarkable 36mph (58 km/h) – Race Mode option.
On this throttle-controlled e-bike, you will find hydraulic disc brakes, five power modes, an aluminum body, a large retro-chic LED headlamp, an LED taillight, and an alloy rear fender. The Shelby bike weighs around 86 lbs (39 kg) with a battery pack and has an inverted front fork suspension with 60mm of travel. In addition, this retro-styled modern e-bike has 26″ rims with stainless steel spokes.
The two-wheeled Cobra costs $7,249 with an additional $149 if you choose the Race Mode option. The production is limited to 300 units.