• Aug 26th 2010 at 6:57PM
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Roush 2011 Mustang 5.0 ROUSHcharger - Click above for high-res image

Mustang owners have always had a healthy appetite for the aftermarket, and it looks like the new 5.0 will provide plenty of opportunities for warranty-busting horsepower upgrades. Ford Racing just unveiled its supercharger system good for up to 624 horsepower, and now Roush has introduced its own ROUSHcharger system for the 5.0-liter V8.

The Roush system utilizes the TVS2300 supercharger first seen on the P-51A Mustang (replacing the old Eaton M90-based blower) and requires professional installation and calibration. A 90mm pulley good for seven psi, with 47 lb/hr fuel injectors, high-flow fuel rails and a twin 60mm throttle body included in the kit. Roush says that the system can produce up to 550 horsepower and 470 pound-feet torque with the stock fuel pump, and even more with additional upgrades. Pricing is set at $5,999, and Roush offers a 90-day parts warranty. A full system complete with a Roush calibration and a full warranty will be coming later this fall. Hit the jump for full details on the new ROUSHcharger system for the 2011 Mustang.

[Source: Roush]

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LIVONIA, Mich. (August 26, 2010) – Since the day Ford announced the new 5.0L engine for the 2011 Mustang, people have been asking, "What is ROUSH® going to do with that engine? When will the ROUSHcharger® be available?"

The answer to those questions is finally available. ROUSH has engineered a 5.0L ROUSHcharger Tuner Kit that can boost the horsepower on the 2011 Mustang upwards of 550 horsepower on stock pump gasoline with more than 470 lb.-ft. of torque. This 5.0L ROUSHcharger Tuner Kit (part number 421140) has a suggested retail price of $5,999.00 and is available for shipment now.

Many people got their first look at the 5.0L ROUSHcharger in the ROUSH display at Mustang Alley during the Woodward Dream Cruise. The display car got many double takes as people walked by, looked, and then realized that car was, in fact, a 2011 Mustang with a ROUSHcharger installed.

Based on the popular TVS2300 ROUSHcharger, the 5.0L ROUSHcharger Tuner Kit comes with a 90mm pulley and generates an estimated seven pounds of boost. Included in the kit are 47 lb. fuel injectors, high-flow fuel rails, a high-flow ROUSH air lid, and a twin 60mm throttle body. The heavy-duty ROUSH tensioner is included for the first FEAD belt.

This Tuner Kit includes a 90-day parts warranty, but does not come with a calibration or maintain the Ford factory engine warranty. Professional tuning and installation is recommended.

"While the new Ford five-liter engine offers amazing performance right from the factory, and the new ROUSHcharger will kick it up a level," said Jack Roush, motorsports legend and chairman of ROUSH Enterprises. "Our engineering team has worked hard to deliver a product that will satisfy the demands of the ROUSH customer on an extremely tight deadline, and they have come up with another great solution for a powertrain upgrade."

Orders for the 5.0L ROUSHcharger Tuner Kit are now being accepted by calling 1-800-59-ROUSH. Information can be found online at www.ROUSHperformance.com.

There will be a 5.0L ROUSHcharger Kit available this fall that will come complete with a ROUSH calibration and full warranty. Pricing and details to come.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      If i were in the market for a Mustang.. I'd hold out til Kenne Bell releases something for the 5.0!!!!! God, just the thought of it gets me giddy all while thinking it's a most sinister thought!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      That oughta make that dogcart solid axle sing and dance. Yeeeeehaw!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm running the Roush 2300 Blower on my 2011 5.0. I have nothing but good things to say about the performance.

      The first day out I ran the car to an 11.28 @ 126, here is a video:

      The following Friday I ran a 10.98 @ 127.

      My car has an auto trans, stock 3.15 gears, I'm running street tires (265/40/18 Mickey Thompson ET Street Drag Radials). I've got an Afco dual fan heat exchanger and LCAs. I've got the stock airbox and exhaust. The car is tuned by VMP Tuning.
      • 4 Years Ago
      To me , the Boss or a stock Gt should do it . If u have the extra $$$$ to spend why not buy a better car. It doesn't mean the Mustang is bad but there are better cars. Or u just want a Really BAD ASS MUSTANG go for it , the best part is the platform is just getting better.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Part of the appeal of cars like the Mustang is being able to modify your car to make it better, or at least more unique. I happen to agree with you, the GT has enough performance in stock mode for me.. I would be more likely to install uprated suspension components. But I also like the fact that I can start with a stock GT that is relatively affordable, and then if/when I have money to increase performance, I can. Buying a better or more expensive car from the start just increases the payment and takes away the fun of modding.

        Plus, I think the point here is that stock to stock, the M3 and the GT are pretty much dead even. If you take a GT, add a supercharger and coilovers, and maybe some stickier tires, you have a car that can whip the M3 and still costs a lot less money. This is classic hot-rodding at its best. Ever priced out a supercharger for the M3?? Its easily double the cost of the Mustang mods. A base GT with the Ford Racing S/C can put out 650hp for under $40k... what other new car can match that?
        • 4 Years Ago
        mmm4ever pretty much answered it. The mustang just might have the biggest single model aftermarket business of any car in the world. There are a lot of people out here that love cars and love to modify them to make them our own. The mustang is an ideal platform for that.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I agree. Even the V6 has plenty of hp. My '85 GT had 225hp and it could do great burnouts and break the speed limit. So then what is the extra power for? Are you going out looking for races from the stop light to stop light? Maybe a few, but big deal, there is always someone faster. How many guys are going to the track?

        The thing about muscle cars is the guys buying them are more likely the kind of guys who like to modify their cars. And not just a set of wheels. Most don't need the extra power or are going to really use it, but it's part of the culture. And aftermarket anything usually comes with some kind of problems and you rarely get anything back on resale.

        These are great cars - the best Mustangs ever, and no matter how good they get or how fast, guys are going to want them faster. Nothing wrong with that and I enjoy reading about it. I for one would like to get a 50th Anniversary GT, keep it stock and drive the hell out of it. Just spend the money on a few track days, good tires and gas.

        These are good times for car guys.

      • 4 Years Ago
      I love the Rouche superchargers but they almost seem to de-tune them compared to the rest. Kenne Bell and Whipple ect... The good news is they seem to lay the power down a little better on the road courses.
        • 4 Years Ago
        They probably do a little better in the road courses because Roush uses a twin-screw blower whereas the other companies usually use centrifugal superchargers. So in places where you can't keep the revs up constantly the other systems' won't be anywhere close to their peak power output.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I've never understood how people can misspell something right in front of them.

        It's also quite hilarious how Porsche, Roush, and Camaro are the most misspelled words in the automotive world.

        Roush - Not Rouche or Rousch
        Porsche - Not Porshe or Porche
        Camaro - Not Comaro, Comero, or Camero
      • 4 Years Ago
      Honestly, I could care less about any performance upgrades for the new 5.0. It's too fast for the street in stock form, and even less so supercharged. Awesome engine, but too much for me. Can't wind it out without attracting too much attention. I'd rather hear about the 3.7 V6 upgrades.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks like for this price, the tuner kit doesnt include engine management? Seems like the Ford Racing supercharger kit is the better deal...
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yes, but thats because the Shelby includes $10k in markup to pay for the Shelby badges and signatures... which adds at least 100hp right?!?!
        • 4 Years Ago
        its still less than the shelby...
      • 4 Years Ago
      the mustang just barely came out, already a big after market, i like it
      • 4 Years Ago
      There are already aftermarket rods and pistons for the 5.0, so look for one to be throwing down 1000hp to the wheels within the next month or so. I am sure there are already some sitting in chassis shops getting 25.3s and 25.5s, and you can rest assured one will be in the 8s either this winter season down South or early Spring. The engine itself shouldn't have a problem supporting 2000hp once somebody starts grinding cranks for them. From flow numbers I have seen, the stock heads flow around 5% more than a Ford GT head! These are good times to be into fast cars.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Interesting read. I think if I ever do buy a 5.0 I'll be content with a mere 550-650hp. which from what you wrote should be dead simple/cheap. I'm not the dragstrip type so 650 is more than enough for me :P
      • 4 Years Ago
      ...Buy this and still have 20k on the M3.
      This time, however, the words "about equal" will not enter the discussion unless it is used in the past tense!!

      Beat the turtle neck in the Bimmer to the country club not because you want to, but because you can!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think it's time I start stashing money away each week in a cookie jar for a 50th anniversary model. Sure hope those 2012 predictions don't come true!
      • 4 Years Ago
      That's quite a sight to see under the hood. Though I've always liked the clean look of the stock 5.0's engine bay...especially with the strut tower brace. Too bad they had to get rid of that to make room for the supercharger.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Eh, I'm sure there's an aftermarket brace that will work. I agree that the stock brace with "5.0" on it looks very nice.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Why didn't they just use the V6 brace?
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