• Mar 18th 2009 at 11:28AM
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2010 Roush 427R Mustang – Click above for image gallery

If you're the type of person who loves every new Ford Mustang variation that hits the market, then this is what you've finally been waiting for. If you're the type who can't stand it, well, deal with it. Today, Roush is the first to dip its toe into into what will doubtlessly be a very crowded pool of tuner Mustangs with the introduction of its 2010 427R Mustang at its Livonia, MI assembly plant.

Like the standard 2010 Mustang, don't expect drastic changes underneath – the meat-and-potatoes of Roush Mustangs over the past few years are all there but now with a fresh new face. Under the hood, the Blue Oval's V8 has been supercharged to produce 435 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque, and it now features a more efficient intake system and improved cooling.

The appearance package is relatively subtle (if you can call side stripes "subtle") and includes a new front fascia, front splitter, rear fascia, side sills, a three-piece rear wing and 18-inch wheels (20-inchers are optional). Roush has also spent countless hours tuning the suspension system, which consists of new springs, shocks and sway bars, although we can't imagine Ford's own setup being improved upon too much. Roush will have to send us a 427R to test so can find out for ourselves.

Finally, all the little details that come with a limited edition production car are all there – fender badges, rear decklid emblem, aluminum pedals, embroidered floor mats and a serialized engine bay plaque. In addition to the standard features, customers can also choose from numerous upgrades including reupholstered leather seats, short-throw shifter, performance exhaust, and more. More details after the jump, and a low-res gallery is below (we hope to update with more higher-quality images as soon as they become available).

[Source: Roush]


The ROUSH 2010 427R™ Mustang will be the first in the lineup of new ROUSH® 2010 Mustangs to have a ROUSHcharger® installed which boosts the horsepower to 435 and offers 400 lb.-ft. of torque. This is the first time that ROUSH has been able to offer a supercharged vehicle at the launch of a new body style.

Under the hood customers will see many differences in the ROUSH 2010 427R Mustang compared to previous years. One of the biggest changes is that the long air induction tube that wrapped around the engine was eliminated making a much cleaner appearance under the hood. The intercooler reservoir has more than twice the volume of previous generations, and the intercooler itself is a single core cross-flow radiator which means more efficient cooling. It is substantially larger than on prior model years, and is now raised higher off the ground which should offer much less potential for road debris damage. Even the hoses on the ROUSH 2010 427R have seen an upgrade; they are all now 100 percent molded rubber with abrasion resistance and have imprinted markings for things like the clamp locations. This makes for even more of a true OEM appearance under the hood, and ROUSH has taken this factory appearance to the degree of matching the Ford grain on the OEM radiator reservoir and duplicated it on the one used by the intercooler. Although much of the 4.6L, 3V powertrain components are a carryover from that used on the 2005-2009 ROUSH Mustangs, customers will notice much more refinement and OEM-level quality materials and appearance on the new ROUSHcharged™ engines. This new 427R™ is be covered by a 3-year/36,000 mile warranty.

The 2010 427R™ includes an appearance package which is comprised of several components such as a new front fascia and front splitter, rear fascia, side splitters, and a three-piece rear wing. The new rear fascia is a one-piece design which improves the fit and finish; the part is injection-molded by ROUSH Manufacturing in an OEM-level TPO plastic which, in the black color with decorative grain, will help reduce rock chips. The vehicle rides on 18-inch cast chrome wheels with high-performance Cooper Zeon tires, with a new 20-inch cast chrome wheel as an available option.

This package also includes an all-new suspension package to greatly enhance the handling of the vehicle and turn that daily commute into a slalom course. The ROUSH chassis engineering team has driven tens of thousands of miles on the streets and tracks to create the best blend of comfort and handling, and claim that this is the best suspension package they have come up with yet for the Mustang. A ROUSH wheel hop reduction kit will be included with all vehicles that have the upgraded ROUSH suspension package installed at the factory.

"I've driven every generation of ROUSH Mustangs and there is no question that these cars keep improving over the years. Our engineering teams never sit back and say,'That's it. We are done working on this now.' They continually refine the components, whether it is in the engine, suspension, or any other part of the car. They are always thinking and testing and improving and creating the ultimate Mustang for the muscle car enthusiast. I think that there is no doubt that the ROUSH 2010 Mustang is our finest effort yet," Roush stated, adding that he will shortly be using one as his personal vehicles while traveling the NASCAR circuit.

Core Components - $14,156 + S&H
ROUSHcharged 4.6L powertrain system
ROUSH Front Fascia with Driving Lamps
ROUSH Front Chin Spoiler
ROUSH Side Rocker Splitters
ROUSH Rear Valance
ROUSH Rear Decklid Spoiler
ROUSH Fender Badges and Rear Decklid Emblem
ROUSH Front Windshield Banner
ROUSH 427-R Striping Kit
ROUSH Four-Piece Performance Pedals
ROUSH Embroidered Floor Mats
ROUSH Center Console Badge/Button
ROUSH Billet Aluminum Shifter Handle with Grips (Manual Transmission Only)
ROUSH 18-Inch Cast Chrome Wheel With High Performance Tires
ROUSH Suspension System
ROUSH Engine Build Plaque
ROUSH 427R Serialized Engine Bay Plaque

Optional Components
ROUSH White Face Gauges - $320
ROUSH Exhaust - $710
ROUSH Rear Quarter Window Louvers - $370
ROUSH Convertible Light Bar - $910
ROUSH Sport Leather Seating - $1,725
ROUSH Vent Pod With Boost Gauge - $435
ROUSH 20-Inch Cast Chrome Wheel & Tire Upgrade - $1,115
Locking Lug Nuts - $60
ROUSH Short Throw Shifter - $310
ROUSH Short Throw Shifter With Chrome Shifter Arm And White Ball Knob - $410
ROUSH Short Throw Shifter With Chrome Shifter Arm And Black Ball Knob - $410
ROUSH Trunk Mounted Tool Kit - $355
ROUSH Illuminated Door Sill Plates - $220
ROUSH Door Sill Plates (Non-Illuminated) - $57
ROUSH Big Brake Upgrade - $2,877
ROUSH Sport Brake Kit - $1,450
ESCORT Passport 9500ci Radar/Laser Defense System - $2,200

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 6 Years Ago
      U guys just shut up, this car looks good.It has it's own style.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like they just tacked last generation's Roush parts onto the new body along with those awful looking wheels.
      • 6 Years Ago
      that rear bumper is still horrible.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Just Face It This 2010 Mustang Is Dam Good Looking .You Can Pick Any
      Car And Judge The Hell Out Of It. What About The Front End Of The
      New Camaro???
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is a hideous mustang, Really ugly. The base price is 42-43k before you start adding all the a-la carte options. I'm planning on getting a 2 SS camaro and supercharging right away(screw the warranty). 5-6 psi 610hp and having all mustangs owners crying for 40k is priceless.
        • 6 Years Ago
        This is a roush, your paying for the name, and things aside from the HP... like all the handling, and badging.

        I bet the ROUSH 427R will also out handle a stock camaro...

        and yes, lets play the "lets supercharge it" game. u could get a base line mustang for 27k, and drop kenne bell on it, and run some nice PSI, and probably have some extra money left over for handling packaging before you hit 40k.

        oh and didnt i mention before? the camaro is a boat? sooo with 3.73 and a S/C... i dont think the camaro will make mustang owners cry...

        again, i love how people have tunnel vision on the "HP" number.

      • 6 Years Ago
      Is this new worth?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Smoke pot you much?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm sure it will be fast and fun to driver, but are 4 fog lamps really necassary? If they are going to put fogs in the bumper, they should've removed the ones from the grille. I actually prefer the fog lampless grille of the new V6 Mustang over the GT.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Cue the "another Mustang" posts...
        • 6 Years Ago

        thats no different than GM dropping in the 550HP S/C'd engine in the supposed Z/28 Camaro to match GT500 numbes. -_-
        • 6 Years Ago
        I actually welcome it back now. When you think about it, it's great to see a domestic car getting so much attention.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Franz 11:45AM (3/18/2009) Cue the "another Mustang" posts...

        But wait, if you order now, we will throw in another Mustang post. Ah, seems Autoblog didn't wait for your order, within just minutes, ANOTHER MUSTANK post.
        • 6 Years Ago

        yeah but the indefinitely on hold Z/28 is supposedly to feature the same engine as in the CTS-V
        • 6 Years Ago
        back @ Jared
        thats what some magazine rumored. gm has said nothing of this becoming a possibility. they did though have an LS7 sema camaro. i see a much greater chance of the LS7 being an option. less weight in an already heavy car without the supercharger and better gas mileage
      • 6 Years Ago
      I don't think the new camaro is going to be a bargain. Im sure it's going to be extremely marked up; in la expect to pay 50,000.
      • 6 Years Ago
      VERY NICE!!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I find it amusing how everyone looks at HP numbers and forgets the fact that the camaro's weight is alot more.

      Yes the camaro will still be quicker, but not by THAT much. To add, the mustangs handling will be ok, aside from its rear axle. And yes, the camaro has IRS, but the fact that its a boat doesnt help it in the handling department either.

      To the person who said its sad it needs an s/c to keep up? with 435HP and its weight advantage, im sure itll have no problem outrunning the camaro.
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