Roush RS Tuning Package Makes V6 Look Like Mustang GT

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

Known for modifying Ford products for improved performance, tuning house Roush just announced a new package for the 2012 V6 Mustang called the Roush Six, or “RS” package.

The package costs $4,000 and looks as mean as you might expect a Roush-tweaked car to, but that’s pretty much where everything stops. Performance upgrades are limited to a lowered suspension to improve handling and Brembo brakes to improve stopping power. A front chin splitter makes the car look tougher while 19-inch painted aluminum wheels further add to the look.

Unfortunately, that styling is little more than a different take on making the V6 look like a GT. Those painted wheels are sourced directly from the V8 version and performance upgrades to the 3.7-liter V6 powerplant are unfortunately absent. The RS package offers a windshield banner, optional hood scoop and rear quarter louvers and RS exterior side and hood graphics.

Inside, customers will get embroidered floor mats, new pedals ad a Roush badge for the center console. There are also optional interior items including charcoal leather seats out of the GT or Roush sport seats, a black shifter ball and a suede-wrapped steering wheel. You can also get door sill plates with ambient lighting.

If you’re tied to having a car that looks a lot like the GT, but gets reasonable fuel economy, then this is probably a good option to explore, but with all the optional parts you’re likely to spend almost as much as it would cost to buy a GT in the first place.

GALLERY: Roush RS Mustang

Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> looking for a good car conversation. Find Luke on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Luke on Google+" href="">Google+</A>.

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  • T.C. T.C. on Jun 28, 2012

    Wow Howieman, Grow up. Your still living in the past, welcome to 2012. I dont know if you relize this, but the new v6 is roughly as powerful as any v8 from 2010 and earlier. A couple air mods and you've smoked em. Roush has stepped up its game by offering something to the v6 community, which is as large as any v8 group. Marketing there new style and packages is an excellent business move. We are all here because we love the mustang, stop hating just because it not some supercharged powerhouse. 305hp is excellent for any average driver and the economical part to boot.

  • Inachu Inachu on May 07, 2014

    I was tempted to get a V6 mustang but went with the 5.0 instead