This may look like an original 1964 Ford Mustang. But it isn’t. Really, it’s not. It is, in fact, a Revology Mustang replica.
Revology has updated the iconic ’64 Mustang for the 21st Century. Actually, ‘updated’ quite doesn’t do it justice. Revology has so comprehensively re-engineered the thing that it doesn’t actually have any ’64 Mustang in it.
They start with a brand-new bodyshell, built under license from Ford by a company called Dynacorn. Suspension is by MacPherson struts at the front and a three-link set-up at the back, much better than the antiquated running gear of the original.
Four-wheel power disc brakes stop the car, something ’64’s all-round drums didn’t really do. Other safety updates include side impact beams and a collapsible steering column.
Power comes from a modern 5.0-litre Ford V8 engine, probably producing somewhere around 300bhp. Both automatic and manual gearboxes are available.
Standard kit includes keyless entry, central locking, electric seats, trip computer, USB and aux-in ports and LED lighting integrated into an original instrument binnacle.
Revology’s founder, Tom Scarpello, said: “It’s easy to see why the original Mustang is a classic. 50 years later, it still looks great from any angle. But automotive technology has advanced a lot in 50 years, and from a functional perspective, these old cars are truly outdated.
“At Revology, we keep the style and character of the original car, while seamlessly integrating modern technology and materials to improve performance, safety, reliability and comfort,” he added.
The Revology Mustang is the best of both worlds, then: classic styling with modern technology and engineering. The only problem, it doesn’t come cheap. It costs $119,500.