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Hi, I'm Tom Scarpello of Revology Cars, and this is car number 80 - a 1967 Shelby GT350 in Rapid Red with Raven Black LeMan stripes and Black Porsche Nappa leather interior. So Rapid Red, of course, is not an original Mustang color. It's a late model color. This is a 2020 Mustang Rapid Red. It just looks great on a ‘67. I think there's just that common DNA that Mustang has had ever since the ‘60s where the modern color looks great on an original body. The client opted for painted wheels and painted calipers. So, the painted calipers in red give a little bit of contrast, and anyway, just a really nice execution. I really like the color choices on this one.   So, one of the questions that I get frequently is GT350 or GT500? So visually, the cars are identical except for the badging. The difference is under the hood, of course. So, the GT350 uses the current model Mustang GT 460 horsepower, 5-liter TI-VCT Coyote V8 engine. This is a naturally aspirated engine. It revs at 7,500 RPM. I mean, it's a fantastic engine. It's got great drivability, great performance, just really fun to drive. Then the GT500, of course, uses the supercharged version of that coyote engine. It puts out 710 horsepower.  The characteristics of that of the two engines are quite a bit different. The way that the car drives is quite a bit different. They both have their own place in the lineup. As far as I'm concerned, there's a lot to be said for rowing through the gears of a high-revving naturally aspirated engine, but then there's also a lot to be said for just the massive torque of a supercharged engine. So, they both deliver kind of a different experience. This one's backed by a six-speed manual transmission, so this is a really engaging driving experience.   So, let's go! We are driving car number 80 - a 1967 Shelby GT350. It's a heavy-duty transmission, but it's not rough or difficult to shift. It's got really nice action. There isn't a linkage. The shifter is actually connected to the transmission, so it's really precise. We've done a lot of work to get the clutch dialed in. So, we have a pretty light pedal effort, remarkably light for such a powerful car. We equip the naturally aspirated cars with a single disc clutch. The engagement is, and the take-up is really nice. This engine revs; feels great to rev it. So, 350 with the manual it's great. It's nice. So, you probably heard about Johnson and Johnson having to scrap 15 million doses of the Covid vaccine because their supplier mixed the wrong ingredients. That is really a terrible, terrible massive failure but unfortunately seems to be something common in American manufacturing these days.   In some recent videos, I've talked about our decision to bring our paint in-house and bring the unibody production in-house to have more control over our process, but obviously, we still buy a lot of things through outside suppliers. There are certain things that aren't feasible for us to make ourselves. Our rear axle assemblies all they come in pre-assembled. Those are built to our specifications. There are a lot of things that we have built to our spec, and we will find supplier used the wrong part in the sub-assemblies, just supplier welded something off location and that obviously that part has to go back has to get reworked just would be a lot better for everyone, if we just do things right the first time.   And so, to do that, really what we've been working on and continue to work on is improving the amount and the detail and all of our documentation for every single operation, whether that's an operation that's done in-house or an operation that's done at this suppliers facility. Or if you don't have really good, well-documented work instructions, it's not clear, then problems can happen. Really that's been our focus and we really only want to work with suppliers that have that same level of focus and dedication and commitment to excellence and not having defects. And I don't know this sort of attitude that shit happens. I mean, it's just a loser attitude. Shit does not have to happen. Sorry I just had to do that! 


Production No.
Model Year
Series name
Shelby GT350
Exterior color
Rapid Red 2020 Mustang
Interior color
Black Nappa Leather
Ford 5.0L Ti-VCT Coyote DOHC V8 460hp
T56XL 6-Speed Manual Transmission
American Racing Torq Thrust VN215, 17x8 Front, 17x9.5 Rear
7" Touch Screen Display w/ Reverse Camera

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