How do you improve a classic 1968 Ford Mustang? For Florida-based Revology Cars, the answer was to combine the instantly recognisable looks with modern running gear. We agree – after all, the Mustang is now over 50 years old, and the equipment fitted to cars has improved tenfold throughout that time.
Under the bonnet of this restomod, you’ll find a brand-new 5.0-litre V8 from the 2018 Mustang GT that kicks out either 435hp or 460hp, depending on whether you opt for the six-speed auto or the manual. The company claims the automatic gearbox provides smooth and fast shifts, and good fuel economy.
The engine is also joined to a modern Borla exhaust system, while the suspension has been changed to a double-wishbone setup and power steering has been added. You’ll be glad to know that the brakes have been upgraded too, with ventilated rotors and four-piston calipers.
Step inside, and have you ever seen a nicer interior? The thin steering wheel, classic-looking dials and flat-cut walnut trim retain the Mustang’s old-school feel, but there are select additions that would’ve seemed like science-fiction in 1968. Keyless entry and start, LED instruments and interior lighting, and a seven-inch Pioneer touchscreen unit are all available.
The interior is hand-crafted and finished in soft, supple leather that supercar owners might recognise. Revology has used the same Italian material favoured by Ferrari, no less, and covered almost every touch point in it – the seats, steering wheel, dashboard, door panels, centre console, headliner and boot liner are all made from this premium material.
Changes are more subtle on the outside, which is something we’re quite glad about. New full-LED headlights and modern tyres are the main changes, and the rest has been kept true to the original. The styling is the bit you want to keep! This particular car gives off a Bullitt vibe thanks to the Highland Green paint, and is destined for a customer in Japan.
The meticulous updates given to this car don’t come cheap, as you might expect for something that offers incredible craftsmanship. If you want one in your garage, you’ll need to hand over a figure north of $180,000 (approx. £136,000).
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