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Revology Cars Announces 2019 Updates to Replica Mustang Line
Many great new features and options are coming for its 2019 model lineup
Revology Cars, the Orlando, Florida based company specializing in turn-key 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,” said 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 most confidence 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 on 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 cup holders 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 fog lamps (if equipped), and an onboard Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is now available on the option list as well. Of course with these additions Revology’s interiors are still at the top in fit and finish with rich hand cut and sewn leather interiors, deep wool carpets, and more.
Designing a modernized replica of a 50-plus year 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 Mustang 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 axle housing 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 8.8 has more than enough strength for all of our applications, plus the quietness and smoothness of a modern ring and pinion,” said Aaron Wright, Revology’s Chief Engineer. “It is a huge improvement.” The standard 8.8” axle is a 31-spline with Eaton Truetrac limited slip differential. Supercharged applications receive a 33-spline axle with 1350 yoke, also with Truetrac and a finned aluminum cover prepped for a differential cooler.
Boosting the fun-to-drive factor, Revology has revised the pedal package to reduce clutch pedal effort and also to better position the brake and gas pedal for heel and toe downshifting, as Revology has found owners are indeed interested in more spirited driving such as track day experiences. The supercharged cars receive a new twin-disc clutch, which provides increased clamping force without increased pedal effort. Meanwhile, both front and rear suspensions have been revised to provide increased travel for better ride quality, yet they maintain excellent handling feel.
Of interest to those that want more performance in their Revology Mustang they’ll be happy to see that for the 2019 model year the new Pro Touring Package is an option they’ll definitely want to check off on the order form. Available in four levels, with each level offering greater braking, higher performance, and more adjustability. Level 3 and Level 4 packages will feature a new AP Racing-sourced brake system and come fitted with one of two Forgeline wheel options. For those that are looking for additional personalization the new Avant Garde appearance package is something to certainly consider as well.
“We are very excited about the 2019 product lineup,” says Scarpello. “We’ve increased the performance of our vehicles, but at the same time improved comfort, drivability and the overall refinement. They are extremely well-built, reliable and fun-to-drive, and also very exclusive, unlike anything else on the market today.”
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