- Oct 18, 2011
- Lakeland, FL
Now you can order a Coyote-powered 1967 Shelby GT500 from Revology
By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Revology Cars
Classic Mustangs with a Shelby lineage are highly sought after collectibles. As a result, it’s extremely rare to see something like a 1967 Shelby GT500 running down the road. It’s often too valuable to take such a risk. If you could pick up an all-new replica with all the modern conveniences, you could enjoy the car the way it should be appreciated—on the road.
“The original is going to sit in your garage,” Tom Scarpello, president and founder of Revology Cars, said. “You can drive the Revology, anywhere, anytime. It really depends on where your priorities are.”
As regular readers know, Revology starts with new Dynacorn bodies and builds a replica Mustang from the ground up. The company uses an OE-style assembly line process and incorporates upgrades to reduces NVH, improve handling and deliver the kind of driving experience that people have come to expect from their vehicles.
“We carefully integrate modern technology to improve performance, reliability, durability, fuel economy, safety, and comfort while retaining the essential character and style of the original design,” Tom said.
Just because they drive better than the originals doesn’t mean they sacrifice performance, however. Thanks to a thoroughly modern powertrain, the Revology GT500 packs 1.7 times the punch of the original Shelby with its 428-cube V-8.
“The Coyote is a perfect engine for the GT500,” Tom said. “It has it all… Power, torque, and lightweight; smooth, and high-revving. The Coyote is a technological tour de force,” he said. “These are seriously fast cars, but we don’t just build ‘numbers’ cars. Our cars are made to be capable in all conditions. Even crawling along in stop and go traffic in 110 degree heat, you and the car are OK. Combining classic styling, sound, and feel, with modern comfort and reliability, we have produced a very, very special car.”
If you want to own one of these special replicas, you can secure a spot with a refundable $10,000 deposit, but the pricing of the GT500 replica has yet to be announced, though the pricing is said to be similar to the company’s GT350 models, which we recently sampled.
These vehicles will also be built at the company’s Orlando, Florida, facility, so when they finish one, we’ll do our best to get over there and bring you a full report.
One of three companies licensed by Shelby American to build authorized reproductions, Revology Cars recently announced its latest replica vehicle—a 1967 Shelby GT500 powered by a Coyote 5.0-liter engine.