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Revology Cars Introduces Coyote 5.0L Engine Option
Mustang Replica company answers the call for modern drivetrain
As we reported on this site earlier in 2015 (www.mustangandfords.com/features/1503-revology-cars-launches-first-classic-mustang-replica-program/), Revology Cars has taken the Mustang world by the short hairs and have shaken things up with their replica Mustang program. Revology’s 1965-1966 Mustang replicas are turnkey Mustangs built to the owner’s color and option choices and utilize a replica steel Mustang body for the build. Originally released with classic small-block power by way of a remanufactured 5.0L pushrod engine from Ford’s Parts and Service division (the same engine you can buy through your local Ford dealer), the one nagging question many armchair quarterbacks had was: “Why not use the new Coyote 5.0L from the 2011-2015 Mustang instead?” A logical question when Revology touts their classic replicas as having many of the modern amenities and safety features found in new cars. Now those quarterbacks will have to pick something else to discuss, as Revology Cars has announced the addition of the Coyote 5.0L engine to its replica lineup in a new version of its car.
The new Revology Mustang model features the same Coyote 5.0L DOHC fuel-injected modular V-8 as found in the new 2015 Mustang GT. Boasting 420 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque in an all-aluminum block and heads configuration with dual overhead cams and fully functional twin-independent variable cam timing, the Coyote-powered Revology Mustang replica sits at the top of the Revology Cars Mustang lineup. “While the 5.0L EFI V-8 in our base model offers excellent performance, some customers want even more. So we are giving it to them,” states Tom Scarpello, founder and CEO of Revology Cars. “The power to weight ratio of the Coyote-powered Revology Mustang will be better than a new Porsche 911, and approaching that of a new Corvette. The performance is really quite impressive, with this state-of-the-art engine in a classic Mustang body,” Scarpello further adds.
Further updates by the Revology Cars engineering team include enhanced body stiffening, larger brakes, larger exhaust, a bigger wheel and tire package, and more. “You can’t just add power and keep everything else the same,” Nathan Loucks, Revology vehicle integration supervisor, says. “You have to methodically go through every sub-system of the car to be sure it is optimized for the revised power output.” One of the most noticeable changes is the standard 17-inch wheel on the Coyote 5.0L-based model. “We had to fit a much larger wheel and tire package with the Coyote, because without it, the car would be severely traction-limited. Also, the larger wheels allow for bigger brakes, which are a must with this kind of performance,” Loucks adds.
Of course the Coyote DOHC modular is physically larger than the pushrod V-8 of the base model Revology Mustang, which concerned the Revology Cars crew. They didn’t want to completely change the front suspension design just to fit the modern engine in the narrow engine bay of the 1965-1966 Mustang replicas. “It is a bit of a challenge,” says Dan Maas, Revology’s technical director. “It is easy to free up space by moving to a compromised front suspension design, but we didn’t go that route. We’ve managed to not only package the engine, but we’ve positioned it for optimal front/rear weight distribution and kept the superior suspension geometry that delivers the ride and handling of a modern car.”
Just like the base 5.0L pushrod engine option, the new Coyote 5.0L modular offering can be backed by an electronically controlled automatic or a manual transmission; in this case a six-speed manual. The front MacPherson strut package remains, as does the three-link in the rear. The Coyote-based Revology Mustang replica’s larger brakes, wheels, tires, and more will easily differentiate this top dog from the base model Revology Mustang replica while retaining all of the creature comfort items the Revology Mustang replica is known for, including power windows, remote keyless entry, tilt steering column, power seats, and much more.
Pricing for the Revology Mustang replica with Coyote 5.0L power will be announced later in 2015. Scarpello tells us that the increase over the base car’s starting price of $119,500 will be “reasonable and in line with customer expectations for such a unique specialty car.” Contact Revology Cars at 800/974-4463, or visit www.revologycars.com for details on its Mustang replica program and options, including the new Coyote 5.0L powertrain.