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1967 Shelby GT500

Production No.




Model Year


Series Name

Shelby GT500

Exterior Color

Porsche Jet Black Metallic

Interior Color

Black Nappa Leather


710hp Ford / Roush Gen 3 5.0 Ti-VCT Supercharged V8


Ford 10R80 10-Speed Automatic Transmission


American Racing Magnum 500 VN500 17x9.5 front and rear


7" Touch Screen Display w/ Reverse Camera, JL Audio C5 Premium Sound Component System, 800w Class D Power Amplifier and 10” Subwoofer



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Hi, I’m Tom Scarpello of Revology Cars, and this is car number 86 – a 1967 Shelby GT500 in Jet Black Metallic with Silver Frost Lemans stripes. So, the original GT500 was not available with silver stripes, but man, they should have been. These really look awesome. And we’ve set it off with our contrast stitching option. This car is equipped with contrast stitching, and it’s a silver stitch and with brushed aluminum interior trim. It just makes for really nice little details. So, our standard door configuration uses a window crank handle, the old rolled-up window crank handle, but in our application, it’s a switch, and it rolls down the power window, which is a really cool feature. And in that configuration, we put the front speaker and the kick panel. 

However, if you want the best sound imaging, you really want to have that speaker in the door .and so on our audiophile system, we offer the option to put the speaker in the door. Now there isn’t room for the window crank handle and the door speaker, so you got to give up the window crank handle, but that frees up some real estate for our door speaker. So, you’ve got a four-inch mid-range and then a three-quarter inch tweeter in the door, and then we relocate the switch to the console. This car is also equipped with our optional Alcan Tara headliner, so this is a genuine Alcan Tara fabric, not imitation suede. So, it’s a very luxurious interior. I forgot to mention this has our Porsche Nappa leather option. 

So, like all Revology GT500s, this car is powered by our 710-horsepower supercharged five-liter TI-VCT Coyote V8 engine. This one is equipped with the 10r80 automatic transmission. So, on the supercharged cars; we’ve recently migrated to a carbon fiber drive shaft. So, the history on this is when we originally started building cars, we used the steel drive shaft, and when we went to the 6r80 automatic, due to the configuration, we had to change to an aluminum drive shaft. We needed a higher critical speed. Critical speed is the point at which a drive shaft starts to bend or whip, and it is extremely important that the critical speed never be exceeded because it could result in some vibrations that could cause catastrophic failure of the drive shaft. 

So, when we went to the 10r80, we noted some maybe a little bit of a lack of refinement in just the driveline. Just a little clunkiness, wasn’t really bad, but it was different. So, we started exploring different ways that we could address it. In the production application, Ford uses a damper to damp out these vibrations. They also use the two-piece shaft, which helps a lot with the critical speed. The aluminum shaft has a characteristic, so when you apply torque to a drive shaft, it actually twists. It’s interesting, because the shaft itself will actually twist slightly, and that twist absorbs the driveline shock, and that results in an impression of smoothness. Now the aluminum twists a lot more than the steel, and then carbon fiber is marginally better than aluminum. 

So, you get this sort of natural damper effect. Now on top of that effect, we use a CV joint with a damper. The carbon fiber combined with the CV joint with the damper really makes a notable difference in just the overall level of refinement in the driveline. So, it’s one of those little details that, you take it away. Maybe you don’t really notice, but it’s there, but you add that up with a hundred other little details, and it really does add up to something notable, just the overall refinement of the car. Anyway, you got a carbon fiber drive shaft, that’s pretty cool, just cool!

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