If you fancy a new Ford Mustang but are looking for some added muscle, few places will give you what you want and what you need like Roush. The veteran tuning house has just released its latest range of customized pony cars, and at the top of the line sits its most powerful model yet.

In full-fat spec, the Stage 3 Roush Mustang supercharges the 5.0-liter V8 up to a whopping 565 horsepower and 505 pound-feet of torque. But the Roush kit isn't all about power: it also features an upgraded suspension riding on 18-inch cast aluminum wheels with Cooper rubber that help it pull a full g on the skid pad, an enhanced aero kit and a choice of four different brake packages.

There's also plenty of optional equipment to make the Roush Mustang your own – all covered under Roush's bumper-to-bumper warranty – but if the Stage 3 model proves too much car, buyers can also opt for the Stage 1 body kit or the Stage 2 suspension upgrade without the supercharged engine. Scroll down to read the press release.
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Press Release: The New 2013 ROUSH Mustangs
Out With The Old And In With The New

PLYMOUTH, Mich. (April 4, 2012) – Just as the weather changes for the better moving into spring, so does the ROUSH Stage Mustangs as they move into the 2013 model year. The newly designed 2013 ROUSH Mustangs add more grunt and aggressive looks to an already impressive redesigned Ford Mustang.

The Stage 3 Mustang is the pinnacle of the ROUSH "Stage" Mustangs. Improving upon the styling of the Stage 1 and the handling of the Stage 2, our Stage 3 Mustang adds its own piece of the pie by supercharging the 5.0L-4v Coyote powertrain. It is the perfect infusion of styling, handling and power. The Stage 3 embodies everything a muscle car can and should be.

At the heart of the Stage 3 is a newly updated ROUSH supercharged 5.0L-4v powertrain, pumping out a massive 565 horsepower and 505 lb-ft of torque – more than enough power to make you one with your seat as you stab the throttle. With power numbers like these, the 2013 Stage 3 marks ROUSH Performance's highest horsepower street legal Mustang to date. Force feeding air to the 5.0L engine is ROUSH's R2300 supercharger featuring Eaton's® TVS (Twin Vortices Series) patented technology. The TVS design delivers greatly enhanced thermal efficiency, produces higher volumetric capacity, and enables higher supercharger RPM's; all of which equate to more power and better fuel efficiency in a smaller, lighter package. ROUSH powertrain engineers calibrated the new Stage 3 to the perfect combination of power, drivability and durability.

But what is power if you can't put it down on the street/track? The Stage 2 and Stage 3 packages provide greatly improved handling over stock mustangs, allowing our cars to pull over 1g of lateral acceleration on the skid pad. Part of this handling package is the 18-inch by 10-inch cast aluminum, five spoke, chrome ROUSH wheels – wrapped in the ROUSH/Cooper (co-developed) RS3 ultra high-performance tire. The suspension system consists of a larger, stiffer front stabilizer bar to reduce body roll and provide balanced, neutral handling. It also includes a unique ROUSH designed anti-wheel hop kit, twin-tube shocks with unique valving, increased rate springs as well as upgraded bushings and jounce bumpers. ROUSH chassis engineers spent thousands of hours in development and testing to create the perfect set up to aid in acceleration, cornering, stopping and ride quality

To give the 2013 ROUSH Mustangs a more aggressive look, all of the new Stages 1 through 3 platforms receive the newly designed 6th generation ROUSH Aerobody package. Dubbed the "R6″, the new aero-body package incorporates a remodeled ROUSH upper grille, high-flow lower grille, corner fascia aero-pockets with driving lamps and front chin splitter. It also includes a new ROUSH hood scoop, rocker panel and rear fascia side splitters, a three-piece rear decklid spoiler, new ROUSH rear aero-valance featuring race-inspired diffusers, and is finished off with newly designed, integrated dual chambered, chrome exhaust tips.

"The 2013 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang is by far one of the best performing Mustangs to come out of our shop" states Gary Jurick, General Manager for ROUSH Performance. "The idea is not to have the highest horse power out there, but to embody all around performance and combine that with an exclusive vehicle at a great value."

The Stage 3 also gets an RS3 graphics package available in multiple color combinations to allow owners to personalize to their taste. Inside the Stage 3 you get a custom gauge cluster, ROUSH embroidered floor mats, a ROUSH center console button and a Stage 3 dash medallion. All Stage Mustangs receive ROUSH badging throughout and a serialized engine bay plaque.

To further customize your ROUSH Stage Mustang there are several exterior, interior and chassis options available including rear quarter window louvers and the all new Stage 3 Interior Package consisting of Stage 3 embroidered leather seating with suede inserts, suede door panels and a suede shift boot all with highlight stitching. There is also a vent gauge pod with LED boost gauge, a suede wrapped steering wheel, and a convertible light bar just to name a few. Some chassis options include three 20-inch wheels choices, four different brake packages, ROUSH laser cut hood struts and red or black ROUSH engine coil covers. Additionally, the ROUSH dual chamber off-road exhaust system to put a grin on your face and let everyone else know you're not to be messed with.

All 2013 ROUSH "Stage" Mustangs are available in both coupe and convertible chassis and both manual and automatic transmissions. They are also all 50-state legal and covered by ROUSH's 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty. The 2013 ROUSH Mustangs are expected to start showing up on dealer lots by late April 2012.


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      Mike
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is the best looking Roush yet. Doesn't look like the just put bolt on parts but actually looks like it came from the factory. I wouldn't mind having that car!
        JayP
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Mike
        Exactly what I though... not a load of tack-ons from Pep Boys this time.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @JayP
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      CWT092079
      • 2 Years Ago
      I want an ultra light high performance V6 version!
        ryanandrewmartin
        • 2 Years Ago
        @CWT092079
        This just seems logical at this point. We're all quite familiar with 87234hp Mustangs at this point. Why not go in a different direction? The V6 already makes 300hp. I'd say that's an excellent start. And as previously stated, strap the boss suspension to it and watch the thing destroy.
      ngiotta
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm wondering what they are going to price this at. With the 650hp GT500 coming in at $55k and the 444hp Boss coming in at $43k, there's about a 12k "sweet spot" that this thing would slot into. If we're going off of hp/dollar, this should come in at around $49k.
        DC Mike
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ngiotta
        I picked up a 2012 in October. I talked the dealer down to $32K for a fully loaded premium package GT. They were a FRPP installer so I had them install the Roush SC for an additional $5500. All fully covered under an extended warranty and out of the door for $37500. I then called Sam Strano and got $2500 worth of suspension parts and had them installed locally for under $600 (none of which void my warranty). I JUST got a tune from VMP that upped me to 660hp/600tq. It really wasn't that much work on my part other than getting the suspension parts to my local shop and waiting a day while they installed it. I'm in absolute LOVE with my beast. My point is that for the price of a Boss you can have a Boss KILLER with a little research and a day of your time.
      Rob
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wonder how long before someone compares the Roush Stage 3 to a ZL1.
      ryanandrewmartin
      • 2 Years Ago
      I will say, with the exception of those vents on the windows, this is one of the better tuner specials I've seen.
      roy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Elmo are you talking about that 1 bar center the grill that house the zr1 badge and ugly stack foglights? I can buy that and put it right on the ss model along with the twin pipes and not hit 60grand. Now I dont know where you come from but a 427 is Not a small block to show U how big it is the 2012 GT500 has a 330 block,the 2014 a 351 block that has a top speed of 202mhp. GM small blocks was the 350 and 347 in the last 2002 camaro,the 396 was a big block if you want to know the truth am sure you big chevy fan but call it like it is...Its like saying the chevy and gmc are not the same truck cause the grill when we all know they are I can take the parts off 1 and put it on the other
        Roush27
        • 2 Years Ago
        @roy
        small block vs big block has nothing (well, i guess something lol) to do with displacement. Chevy has a 396 big block and a 427 small block. it is all in the size of the ACTUAL BLOCK, realizing that the "displacement" is dependant on stroke and bore. So a 427 is a Biiiig engine, but not necesarilly a big block. to put it in lamens terms (very loosely), you could drill a 1" wide, 3" deep hole in a 4X4X4 chunk of wood, and drill that same size hole in a 6X6X6 chunk of wood. The displacement of the hole is the same, but the chunk of wood (block) is bigger in one than the other.
      thedriveatfive
      • 2 Years Ago
      How much it costs will make or break this one.
      Buckingham's
      • 2 Years Ago
      I love the "scowling" look of that front-end. This car is all-business.
      Sherri Palmer Marcum
      • 2 Years Ago
      Me me me me, Want want want want!!!want
      Tony T.
      • 2 Years Ago
      This baby might even run high 11's right off the floor. Got to have one!
      Marcel
      • 2 Years Ago
      the question is: Does it get independent rear supension?
        evannever
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Marcel
        I like how your "question" has been downrated at least three times. How DARE you bring up IRS in a Mustang thread!
        protovici
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Marcel
        Huh? IRS? I can out handle many different machines with IRS in my stang. Dont give if the ride is rough. Feels like a muscle car that it is.
      dogbolter
      • 2 Years Ago
      OMG a tuned Mustang, what will these crazy tuners do next...maybe a tuned Mustang...
        SatinSheetMetal
        • 2 Years Ago
        @dogbolter
        The Saleen article said to expect a tuned Camaro, so a tuned Mustang competitor it seems.
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