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We all know that Jack Roush's company builds hot Mustangs that look good and go fast. Enter the ROUSH 427R: the most powerful Roush Mustang to date. This new fire-breather is based on the already-impressive ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang, but improves on that car's power numbers as it tacks on an additional 12 horses for a total of 427, hence the name.

The requisite body kit is standard, as are chromed 18" wheels, a stripe package and exclusive badging. In addition, the 427R gets an all-new suspension tune. Buyers can work with Roush to fully personalize their rides by choosing from an assortment of Roush accessories ranging from items like a gauge package to full leather seating.

All we know is that we want one in the Autoblog Garage post-haste. Hey, if Bentley sent us a tester...

(Press release after the jump)

[Source: ROUSH]



LIVONIA, Mich. (Sept. 5, 2006) - Yet again raising the standards in the Mustang world, ROUSH Performance unveiled the new 427R model with a total of 427 horsepower under the hood and ready to unleash with the turn of a key. This is the most horsepower ever offered on any version of the ROUSH Mustang.

The number 427 has been intertwined in the Ford product line for many years, both as a car model and one of the most powerful and legendary engines in their line. It is only natural that ROUSH, as perhaps the best Ford engine builder in the country, is the company to reintroduce the number to the automotive lexicon using modern engine technology.

Based on the acclaimed ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang, this version is slightly less in content but includes 100 percent of the fun factor. The 427R horsepower package is highlighted by the intercooled ROUSHcharger* system which adds 115 horsepower and 65 lb-ft of torque to the base Ford 4.6L, 3-valve V8 powertrain system. The additional power upgrade comes via a ROUSH-engineered ECM calibration which has been specially-tuned to work in harmony with the different exhaust system used on the vehicle.

Further adding to the style and performance of the 2007 ROUSH 427R is a four-piece aerobody kit which includes a stylized front fascia, front chin spoiler, hood scoop and rear wing and ROUSH 18-inch cast chrome wheels with high-performance tires and the special 427R striping kit.

The sports-tuned suspension includes all new front struts, rear shocks, front and rear springs and sway bars and the jounce bumpers. Each component was designed for both comfort and performance by the industry-leading ROUSH automotive engineers.

Authenticating the vehicle are special ROUSH fender badges, decklid emblem, a serialized engine bay plate, and a ROUSH engine build plaque personally engraved by the technician who upgraded the car in the Livonia, Mich., facility. The ROUSH 427R is available in both coupe and convertible versions, and a complete listing of the content can be found online at www.RoushPerformance.com.

To assist customers in creating their own personalized one-of-a-kind vehicle, a variety of options are also available which include white face gauges, interior carbon fiber design dash trim kit, short throw shifter, door sill plates, and ROUSH sport leather seating.

"The new ROUSH 427R is a natural extension of our product line," said Joe Thompson, general manager of ROUSH Performance Products. "It has more horsepower than any car we have produced in our company's history and I expect that this will become one of the most popular vehicles that ROUSH Performance has ever offered."

Based in Livonia, Mich., "The Art of Performance Engineering" takes place at Roush Performance. In addition to the Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3 Ford Mustang and F-150 styling, handling and performance upgrades, a complete line of performance parts and crate engines are offered. For more information see your local ROUSH dealer, visit www.RoushPerformance.com or telephone toll-free (800) 59-ROUSH.

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Menice, I find it to be the opposite, 95% of the Mustangs I see are V8's. Mustang Wagon huh? Hmmm, I can see the Mustang vs. Magnum comparisons now. Why not come up with a Mustang wagon to compete with the Magnum? Re-skin it to look completely different. How cool would that be? Talk about a little something to help Ford's image? Come on Bill & Mark Fields, get on it!
      • 8 Years Ago
      I have to agree the 427R is a sweet looking ride and I am a Chevy man. However, I waxed one last week in my 2001 Vette. But it is pretty. This one was black with the white stripe and they sound good too.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I don't know about everyone else, but I wouldn't bother spending $50k for a 427hp mustang. Might as well buy a vette, which gives you more sportscar performance.

      You can add some happy gas to the Vette to get more from stock 6.0L!
      Mustang Girl
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think the 427R's are hot too! I was driving through Luray, VA one day and there is this dealership there that has a ton of Roush's. Come to find out they even have 3 #1 cars. The #1 Trak Pak off the assembly line, the #1 428R and the one and only 428 convertible ever made. This dealership is definitely doing something right!! Check em out www.marlowford.com
      • 8 Years Ago
      Love the style of the stage three car - might buy one, only problem needs more power !!! you can buy a saleen with 475 hp W/3yr 36K
      • 8 Years Ago
      Does having so many different "special" editions of a car actually work negatively when it comes to the benefits of limited production.
      Nothing against the Mustang, but hell, how many different versions are they going to make.
      • 8 Years Ago
      i went to galpin ford in north hills yesterday to look at a 427r. i was not disapointed. they had several on there 2nd lot. stage 3 is a little more money aprox 2,000 $. could not test drive only start up and sit inside. iam looking at the end of the year. sales manager said they do all the performance upgrades right down the street. roush,saleen etc. could also add to any mustang gt. saleens are nicer but are in the high 50's. gonna stick with the 427r.
      • 8 Years Ago
      not here in LI at least.... tons of the V6
      and you'd think just to be nice, they'd leave the dual exhaust for the v6.....
      and while I'm at it, Dodge Magnum, the V6 model also gets the single exhaust/non chrome downgrade, and they leave the bumper alone??? 2 spaces for exhuast but only one pipe?.. that looks really dumb.
      • 8 Years Ago
      looks cool, but yea,
      5 varieties and still all i see are the V6 around...
      think they should make a mustang wagon next!
      that would be even slower!
      • 8 Years Ago
      As for seeing more V-6 cars. In West LA and Beverly Hills, I do see more V-6s also, but half those are rentals. I have to hit the suburbs to see even ONE coupe, though, all convertibles here.
      MY major lack in the line is not 427s, but the absence of a model with better interior trim and features like automatic A/C and lights. We still have Falcon thinking guiding the trim levels.
      Ford seems to have screwed up by using the Mazda plant to make the cars, as there is a major capacity issue.
      By now, there ought to be a Cougar (slightly bigger, more elegant like the 67).
      Something like a Nomad off the Mustang chassis would be great. Obviously, there is some limitation on the size that can be built on the platform, or they would be using it for the Town Car and so forth next.
      • 7 Years Ago
      We have a red 427r coupe and a dark shadow grey 427r convertible. If anyone looking please call (906)226-1613 and ask for Bill
      • 7 Years Ago
      The dealership that I work for has 2 427r's built the way we want them but they are both for sale if anyone know's of anyone looking please let them know they can be found at Fox Motor's in Marquette MI . If any questions on them please call (906)226-1613 and ask for Bill
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