Revology recreates the 1966 Shelby GT350 with modern comfort and power
3 November 2016 - Autoblog
Classic cars are a pain in the butt. They're fragile, unreliable, and expensive to fix. So be smart, buy something like this Revology Shelby GT350, which is on display at SEMA and marries the classic looks of Ford's fastback Shelby Mustang with a modern powertrain, suspension, brakes, and interior amenities.
The Revology Shelby GT350 looks perfectly period thanks to the Ford-licensed steel body – until you spot the huge Wilwood brakes, five-spoke, Torq-Thrust-like wheels, and Bridgestone Potenza S-04 tires. They're the main exterior giveaways of this car's true nature, while the bigger betrayals come in the cabin. For one, there's a 9,000-rpm tach, which sits in an LED-illuminated instrument cluster. To the right, owners can spend $4,895 on a Pioneer infotainment/navigation screen. Along with a standard Alcantara headliner, it's pretty clear this isn't a product of the mid 1960s.
Under hood, Revology paired Ford's familiar 5.0-liter, Coyote V8 with a Tremec six-speed manual transmission and a Ford nine-inch rear end. An Eaton limited-slip differential helps deploy the power, while a control-arm front and a 3-link rear suspension keep the Wimbledon White side of this Mustang facing the sky.
Prices for the Revology Shelby Mustang start at $187,500, while you can upgrade to the iconic GT350H rental car for just $650 more. That includes the 5.0-liter V8 and six-speed manual, although for some reason, Revology is also selling a version of its GT350 with a four-speed automatic. Don't spend the $4,500 Revology is asking for the two-pedal model. Other options include a $5,425 Competition Prep Package (roll bar, 16-gallon aluminum fuel cell, and fire extinguisher), a $425 LED headlamp upgrade, and adjustable coilovers for $3,125.