The lines of the classic Mustang are as timeless and the Shelby name definitely says high performance. As you set out to build a reproduction 1966 Shelby GT350 designed to deliver modern performance in historic package, you need to choose your equipment wisely. When it came to the suspension for its Mustangs, Revology Cars turned to Total Cost Involved.
Revology set out to build all-new reproduction Mustangs that perform like modern cars. A 435-horsepower Ford Performance Coyote crate engine powers the company’s latest creation, so a proper suspension was required to make use of all that power.
“We looked at a lot of different suppliers of suspension components in the development phase of the program,” Founder and Chief Revologist at Revology Cars, Tom Scarpello, said. “There are a lot of choices, but we looked for performance, reliability and we were also looking for value; just because something is more expensive, doesn’t mean it is better… We just felt that TCI offered the best combination of attributes on the market.”
We can design the geometry in-house, so we can control camber gain and not worry about any bumpsteer like you would with a Mustang II spindle.
“With our kit it has a custom spindle. There is nothing about it that is Mustang II. We designed the spindle in-house and it’s got a divorced steering arm,” Jason Wilcox, Social Media Manager at Total Cost Involved said. “We can design the geometry in-house, so we can control camber gain and not worry about any bumpsteer like you would with a Mustang II spindle.”
The system is engineered to lower the vehicle’s center of gravity, reduce body roll and sharpen handling. Yet, even with all those improvements, it doesn’t give up any ground clearance. The system also deletes the shock towers, which helps Revology make way for the Coyote engine in its Shelby GT350 replica.
Of course, a front suspension like that deserves a rear suspension that will hold up its end of the bargain. At this horsepower level, the TCI torque arm was the obvious choice for the Revology GT350. This design not only improves traction, but it strengthens the chassis and lowers the center of gravity. The end result is a car that looks like a classic, but handles like a modern performance car.
It’s a pretty sophisticated suspension, even by modern standards, but then you put it on a ’66 Mustang body and it’s kind of mind-blowing actually.
You can obviously get your mind blown by purchasing a TCI-equipped Revology GT350, but if you already have a classic Mustang, Total Cost Involved can set you up with the right suspension combination for the level of performance you desire.