Coyote-powered Shelby GT350 Makes Jaw-dropping 435 HP
Florida-based Revology Cars’ ‘new’ classic Mustangs look amazing but how does this modernized 1966 Shelby GT350 hold up on a hot lap?
By now, you’re undoubtedly familiar with Revology Cars and the amazing reproduction Mustangs they build and sell. Cars like the mighty early Shelby GT350 receive a fully modern drivetrain and suspension, retaining their iconic styling while injecting modern performance. These hand-built masterpieces are truly the best of all worlds. But only one question remains: how do these amazing machines perform on the road? Or, more specifically, on the track?
To find out the answer to that question, YouTuber ShiftingLanes took a ride in this stunning Revology 1966 Shelby GT350 alongside the builder’s founder and CEO Tom Scarpello. And the initial driving impressions are, well, not very 1966-like. “This feels like a new car,” our host notes. “I’ve never driven a 1966 Mustang. But I just rev-matched here. I don’t think it’s that easy to rev match the old classic Mustang.”
Well, everything feels modern except for the clutch apparently. The host found it to be “super heavy,” which is somewhat humorous. Which, of course, is a byproduct of trying to package large modern bits in a tightly-packaged vintage car. Braking, however, is up to modern standards. To the point where Scarpello notes that the host “would be pretty shocked” if he compared it to a vintage Shelby GT350.
On the track, you can really see the difference the car’s double-wishbone front and three-link rear suspension makes. The car demonstrates excellent balance and stays completely flat in the corners, something a stock vintage Mustang simply won’t do. Really the only issue are the stock-ish seats, which lack side bolstering. Thus, slinging around corners also makes driver and passenger slide around a lot.
Still, you have to admire the magic that Revology is conjuring up. By building what are essentially new classic Mustangs, they’re also fulfilling our wildest dreams.