Revology Cars’ Mustang Replicas Receive Updates
Revology Cars, the Orlando, Florida–based company specializing in turnkey Mustang reproductions, has released details on its 2019 model lineup, which includes powertrain updates and several options and feature packages for consumers to create their own one-of-a-kind classic Mustang or Shelby replica of their dreams.
“The 2019 model year Revology Mustangs and Shelby GTs are better than ever,” says Revology Founder and CEO Tom Scarpello. “Since we started this company almost five years ago, we have worked continuously to improve and refine our products. The result is a remarkable blend of performance, reliability, drivability, comfort, and safety.”
Having driven several Revology Mustangs ourselves in the past, we can state with confidence that Mr. Scarpello is certainly speaking the truth here. Every model we’ve driven has been an exciting drive with all the comfort, reliability, and safety that can be added to make these Mustangs all they can be, and you a superstar when you’re behind the wheel.
For the 2019 model year Revology continues with all of last year’s Mustang body styles and trim levels as a base; however, the big news across the board is the integration of Ford’s latest-generation 5.0L Coyote V-8. This “Gen 3” engine ups the horsepower and torque over the previous Gen 2 Coyote that Revology was using. This makes the base horsepower and torque numbers rise to 460 and 420, respectively. The Gen 3 Coyote will only be available with a manual transmission, however, as ordering an automatic (Ford’s 6R80 six-speed) will require retaining the Gen 2 Coyote engine due to its factory shift controls integrated into the engine management system of the Gen 2 electronics.
Inside, Revology hasn’t accepted same old, same old here either. New standard features include a standard full-length console with storage bin and leather-wrapped armrest, dual cupholders integrated into the console top plate, and redundant power window and lock switches. The ’67-’68 models also feature a standard 7-inch touchscreen entertainment system in the console as well. Speaking of audio, Revology understands that enthusiasts enjoy their music on their drives, and to that end Revology has revamped its optional audio package with JL Audio component speakers, an 800-watt Class D amplifier, and 10-inch subwoofer!
All 2019 models also feature a factory onboard 4.5-amp trickle charger with a magnetic contact under the rear bumper, which makes it simple for clients to ensure their battery is always fully charged, even when the car is left in storage for an extended period. Safety is further enhanced with standard LED head- and foglamps (if equipped), and an onboard Tire Pressure Monitoring
System (TPMS) is now available on the options list as well.
Designing a modernized replica of a 50-plusyear-old, much-loved nameplate often means there are packaging limitations to maintain the classic Mustang’s lines, but that doesn’t mean Revology doesn’t examine every inch of its Mustangs to look for improvements in details, NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness), ride quality, safety, and so forth. To that end, Revology has made the decision to replace the venerable Ford 9-inch axle assembly they’ve been using with Ford’s more modern 8.8-inch axlehousing for
2019 models. The 8.8-inch unit is a lighter and more compact rear axle assembly that produces less gear noise, yet can be built to handle a lot of horsepower and is more than capable of the power levels the Revology Mustangs put to the tire, even when equipped with the optional supercharger system it offers. The standard 8.8-inch axle is a 31-spline with Eaton Truetrac limited-slip differential. Supercharged applications receive a 33-spline axle with 1350 yoke, also with Truetrac