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.