Luxury and technology upgrades highlighted in Revology Cars’ latest reproduction Mustang
Orlando, FL (Oct 2018) – Revology Cars, the renowned Orlando, Florida builder of new reproduction 1960s Ford Mustangs, continues to push the luxury and technology envelope with its latest new model, the 1968 Mustang 2+2 Fastback.
Known for building cars that are meticulously built, beautifully crafted, reliable, and fun to drive, Revology has become the quality and performance benchmark in the rapidly growing specialty automotive segment.
The ’68 model is a logical step for Revology, with several ’65, ’66, and ’67 models already in its product portfolio. To commemorate the occasion, the company’s first ’68 features a beautifully hand-crafted interior finished in the same Italian leather used by Ferrari. The car also features the Ford 6R80 electronically controlled six-speed automatic transmission, for quick, smooth shifts and excellent fuel economy.
“The ’68 Mustang is a muscle car,” says Tom Scarpello, CEO of Revology Cars. “We added even more muscle, but more refinement as well. The result is very distinctive, like a bodybuilder in a tailored Armani suit.”
The interior of this car demonstrates that old world craftsmanship is alive and well at Revology. Jay Bowersox and Wilson Figueroa are experienced upholstery technicians, with years of experience in crafting leather interiors for luxury aircraft and yachts as well as cars. They are now able to see their expertise realized at Revology.
“Every panel is wrapped in the best Italian leather,” says Bowersox. The large centre console over the transmission is leather trimmed, as is the trunk area, the door panels, headliner, seats, dashboard and the steering wheel. “Even the German square weave carpet bindings are leather,” adds Bowersox.
“We worked with our engineers on the technical part of the design and paid a lot of attention to the stitching and curvature of the leather,” says Figueroa. “I fell in love with this car because it sets a benchmark for quality and attention to detail.”
While the Ferrari leather interior sets a benchmark for quality, the 6R80 transmission pushes the technology envelope for a reproduction specialty vehicle. “The 6R80 is not a simple installation,” says Chris Christensen, lead technician for powertrain and chassis. “Its physical size required significant work to package, but the result is worth it.” With its Ford control module, the 6R80 operates with a smoothness and fluidity in all operating conditions that can only be achieved by a team of experienced engineers and technicians working with the resources of a major OEM.
Along with world-class interiors and sophisticated powertrains, Revology Cars offers a virtually unlimited palette of colors and high-quality materials as well as performance options to allow clients to personalize their vehicles. According to Yoshi Amano, Revology’s director of marketing and sales, “We don’t use off-the-shelf reproduction products. We use premium OEM materials, such as Ferrari, Porsche, and Mercedes leather, for a modern look and modern durability. This is one of the many things that distinguishes us from other companies in the business.”
This Revology 1968 Mustang 2+2 Fastback will be exported to Japan. “I am proud to deliver the first ever Revology Mustang to Japan,” says Amano, a native of Japan. “Just think, a Japanese woman comes to America, helps to build the most American of cars, the Mustang, and sends it to Japan. My family and friends can’t believe it.”
1968 Revology Mustang 2+2 Fastback