Revology Cars kicks off production of its replica ’65-’66 Mustangs
By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Revology Cars
As we told you back in May, Tom Scarpello, formerly of Ford SVT, launched a company dedicated to re-creating 1965-1966 Mustangs from new parts. The company is called Revology Cars, and we had the good fortune to visit Tom and drive some of the company’s early replicas, which featured pushrod 5.0-liter engines.
The cars are time machines that give the feeling of driving a vintage Mustang, but the modern convenience of easy-starting EFI, power steering, and more. Apparently they have generated a lot of customer interest, and Revology has begun production of customer vehicles.
“Now it is very exciting to hit our next milestone, the start of production,” Tom Scarpello, Revology founder and CEO said. “The team has worked very hard to make this happen. Launching a new car company is a significant achievement.”
Of course dealing with the pent-up demand means that there are lots of cars to get into production at the company’s facilities in Orlando, Florida.
“We were overwhelmed with the customer response since the reveal of our concept car in March, but needed the past several months to complete all of the development work and gear up for production,” he added. “Luckily, our customers have been very patient as we methodically follow these steps.”
There are now two versions of the Revology Mustang replicas available for order—the Premium and the GT. The latter package adds larger brakes, a stiffer suspension, and a larger wheel/tire package.
“The Premium version is a well-balanced car, with excellent performance yet with a supple ride and isolation from road noise. The GT is for customers who are willing to trade off a little comfort for increased performance,” Dan Maas, Revology’s technical director, said. “When you have a Mustang with the power-to-weight ratio of a Ferrari F355, you need a capable chassis to harness that performance.”
While Revology offers a few engine options, it’s no surprise that the first car to wear the Revology name is powered by Ford’s TiVCT 5.0-liter engine.
“The first Revology Mustang is a triple-black ’66 convertible with the Coyote 5.0-liter engine, destined for a customer in Ethiopia,” Tom added. “Right now, 40 percent of our production is going overseas. Enthusiasts worldwide love the Mustang, and they love what we’re doing with it.”
If you find the concept of a new classic Mustang is exciting, you can check out all the packages and options right here.