Just over a year ago we put out an article about a brand new 1964 ½ Mustang that was being debuted at the 20th anniversary of the Amelia Island Concours in Florida. It was at this legendary show that an Orlando based company revealed to the world a Mustang replica like no other. This “Pony” has all the look and styling of the legendary first generation models, but under the hood is pure present-day power!
Thankfully, they are at it again and debuting their latest Mustang creations at this year’s Amelia Island Concours. Here’s a little back story… Tom Scarpello and an ultra-talented team made it their mission to create the ultimate Mustang replica, and that’s just what they did. The Orlando based company is called Revology and they build the baddest Mustang replicas around.
Bumper to bumper, interior and exterior, they look like an original. Performance, safety and amenities however are set to modern day standards. These cars are much faster and safer to drive than the real thing. They are also much more reliable than the original models, not to mention more fuel efficient and emit fewer emissions.
Revology is fortunate enough (and worthy enough) to have licensed the actual body designs of original Mustangs. It started with the 1964 ½, but they have since expanded their lineup to include the following new models.
- 1966 GT Convertible
- 1966 GT 2+2 Fastback
- 1966 Shelby GT350
- 1967 Shelby GT500
- 1968 GT 2+2 Fastback
It was just a few months ago, however, that Revology released pricing for the all-new 1967 Shelby GT500. (their rendering pictured above) It is a model of Mustang that is coveted by many enthusiasts! Make sure you bring your wallet though. The new Revology Shelby GT500 starts at $185,000 for the 435hp 5.0L Coyote version with 6-speed close ratio manual transmission, and runs to $220,000 for the supercharged version. Worth every single penny!
The full list of 67 Shelby GT500 specs are on the Revology website, but here are some of the highlights!
- New steel body licensed by Ford
- Ford 5.0L Ti-VCT “Coyote” DOHC V8
- Tremec T-56 6-speed manual transmission
- Power 4-wheel disc brakes
- Power rack and pinion steering
- Three-point seat belts in the front
- Air conditioning
- Power windows & door locks
- Bluetooth stereo system
That is just the beginning of all the features this car comes with. It is one impressive piece of machinery. It is so good, that even a Mustang purist might see the light and want to convert to the present-day upgrades and luxuries. The advantages of owning this car are tremendous in comparison to an original.
These replicas, if you really need to call them that, are an entirely new car except for the engine and transmission, which are re-manufactured units purchased from Ford Motor Company.
You might want to check with your local state regulations however before purchasing one. As real as they may seem, they are still replicas and you will have to register it as a replica.
Keep your eyes peeled for more images of these modern-day muscle cars. We look forward to seeing more of the GT500 and the new 1968 GT 2+2 Fastback. (another Revology rendering pictured below)