Revology makes 710-hp version of 1967 Shelby GT500 in Orlando

Peter Brock knows all about the Mustangs that his old pal Carroll Shelby built in California in the heyday of the most special of pony cars.

Hired in the early 1960s, Brock worked on the Shelby-American brand as a designer through 1965, including some of the bespoke pieces on the Shelby Mustang GT350s. He also designed the Ford-powered race cars Shelby’s group did like the Lang Cooper, De Tomaso P70 and the sleek, slick Cobra Daytona Coupes.

So Brock was certainly interested about the new 1967 Shelby GT500 replica that the 5-year-old Orlando-based Revology Cars is now building. He spent some serious time checking it out with company founder Tom Scarpello when the prototype was unveiled in March at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.

“This year, he’s finally gone over the top, and the car is so real and better every year,” Brock said. “The whole car is so beautifully understated. That’s the thing I like about it the most. Everybody’s out here with all this super, hyper-chromed stuff. This is so beautifully done that I’m really impressed. It’s a car that you can drive every day and enjoy. I think he’s done it right.”

The Revology Shelby GT500 unveiled at this year's Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance.

The 1967 Shelby GT500 was the last model done by Ol’ Shel and his gang at the Venice, Calif. site before Ford took control. Now, more than a half-century since they were new, Revology has added the GT500 to its repertoire of factory-approved replicas.

Pulling the cover off the prototype, Scarpello said his new car “is not a fantasy,” but reality. The price starts at $255,000 from the first company ever licensed by Ford to build brand-new reproduction Mustangs from the 1960s, while Shelby-American also gave its nod so they could build the GT350s and GT500s. And the prototype’s heart puts out a bit more than the original 355-hp GT500’s of 1967, since it has a Roush 5.0 RSC supercharged V-8 with direct and port injection making 710-hp and 610 lb.ft of torque.

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