• Feb 1, 2008
We're not drawing any conclusions, but it looks pretty definite that Roush is branching out beyond tuning Fords exclusively. We just saw their ace work on Chevrolet's Silverado, and now a pair of Challengers have been spotted in the Roush parking lot. It could mean nothing, but let's dream for a minute. How does a Hemi with a ROUSHCharger cramming atmosphere past the intake valves sound? Yeah, we like the sound of that, too. Whether it's nothing, research, or evidence of a future offering from Roush, it's also nice to see a couple of different colors on the Challenger sheetmetal. We'll take the sinister dark one, thanks.

UPDATE: While it's exciting to dream, it turns out that the Roush facility in the picture is Roush Industries, not Roush performance. Roush Industries does contract work for automakers (a good move, as the performance tuner business is fickle, at best), so these Challengers parked outside aren't a surprising development. Thanks to the commenters who set us straight.

[Source: Carscoop]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      It sounds like my bank account emptying.

      a 5.7 with a Roush SC would be awesome.

      Hopefully with CAFE looming, they'll tune some 3.5/4.0 Pheonix engines too!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hello? 1971 called and wants its lame-ass aesthetics back.
      • 6 Years Ago
      id rather take a GSMotorsports, or a KRC performance hemi 5.7 or 6.1L over a Roush Performance.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I would love to take my Challenger to Roush or Hennessy to add a supercharger or a kit to it, the large Hemi should easily be blown to over 600 horsepower.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Really hoping Chrysler has huge success with this car. So much nicer than the cartoonish Camaro.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yep, Roush Industries NOT Roush Performance.

      Roush has been involved as a job shop supplying "bodies" (people) to Chrysler for a while on projects like the Viper and others.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I agree the new Challanger looks better than the Camaro.

      Sad part is who's going to be able to afford these when they start going 10's of thousands over sticker right out of the gate? The average Joe will have to wait a long time...
      • 6 Years Ago
      eh...what's Roush?
      • 6 Years Ago
      That building is actually Roush Industries, NOT Roush Performance. There's a big difference between the two.

      Roush Industries is basically a body shop for OEM's to tap into for engineering and design services.