When it goes on sale this month, the package won’t beat the legendary Shelby GT500, but it will boosts performance to 565 hp and 505 lb-ft of torque — well beyond the Boss 302.
Stacking the Mustang up to that level is no easy task. Roush achieves the venerable feat by installing a supercharger capable of high speeds to deliver significantly increased power.
Aside from the supercharger, Mustangs undergoing the transformation will get the full Roush treatment which means a new suspension, radiator and intercooler, cold air intake and everything else you would expect to let a massively supercharged engine breath accordingly.
Of course, driving a Roush Mustang is about more than having a lot under the hood. Significant styling alterations also take place to complete the experience. Body kit components, a hood scoop, Roush decals and standard 18-inch wheels are among the many goodies that set the restyled car apart.
If you want to pay more than the starting $16,000 price tag, other parts like upgraded brakes, 20-inch wheels and hood struts among many others are available.
You’ll have to pay for shipping to get the parts and probably labor to have them installed unless you’re well versed in heavy performance modification. Even with those added costs, the Roush Stage 3 Mustang should slip nicely between the Boss 302 and GT500’s respective $42,200 and $59,200 price tags, which is fitting for the upgrades it offers.