Like with the GT350, Revology's GT500 has the backing of both Ford and Shelby. This makes it as legitimate of a restoration as you're going to find. Still, this is far from just a well-restored classic. Everything from the interior to the powertrain to the suspension has been updated with modern parts.
At the car's heart is Ford's 5.0-liter Coyote V8 (the same one that's in the current Ford Mustang GT) churning out 450 horses and 400 pound-feet of torque. There's an optional supercharger that boosts the engine's output to 600 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque. Both manual and automatic transmissions are available. According to Revology, the car will have the same power-to-weight ratio as a Ferrari 458 Italia.
The standard model features unequal-length control-arm suspension up front and three-link rear suspension with a torque arm and panhard rod out back. Adjustable coilovers are standard, but Revology is offering both higher performance coilovers for $3,250 and a pro-touring suspension setup, though the latter has "please call" listed for the price. The car uses a Ford 9-inch 31-spline rear with 3.89 gearing and a limited-slip differential. In order to stop this train, the car has slotted rotors at all four corners. Look for six-piston fixed calipers up front and four-piston fixed calipers out back.
The steel bodywork is all new and licensed from Ford. It features all the requisite badging and stripes one expects from a classic Shelby product. The taillights and parking lights are LEDs, and the headlights can be upgraded with LED units for $625. The car comes with 17-inch 10-spoke Shelby wheels with Bridgestone 245/45ZR17 section tires at all four corners.
Inside, the seats, upholstery, carpets and trim are all new. Power windows are activated by the window crank. Air conditioning, keyless entry and a Bluetooth sound system are all standard. The car even has a power-folding rear seat.
Now, none of this comes cheap. A basic 450-horsepower model with a manual transmission starts at $185,000 before options. A supercharged model will set you back at least $220,000. Add $5,000 if you don't want to shift yourself. Tack on all the options. and a fully-loaded model will set you back nearly $300,000. Still, buying an original car isn't cheap, and this way you don't have to worry about flogging and killing an original classic.