Starting off with the same 540 HP supercharged 4.6 Liter V8 as their Stage 3 Mustang , Roush adds back a few of the 2010 pony car ’s factory components to create a real stop light drag racing sleeper. That is because almost all of what makes the Roush 540RH, or the Hammer, so special is hidden underneath the car’s sheet metal. Taking advantage of the Mustang GT’s excellent balance and capable power plant, Roush uses the same parts that makes their highest performing modified Mustang so spectacular and then adds it back into a more mundane looking Mustang that will only make you give it a second thought after the pony car gallops off into the distance and the whine of the supercharger fades away with it. So if flying under the radar of the local law enforcement while keeping up with Cobras is something that interests you, the $46,145 Roush 540RH is definitely worth considering.
Press release after the jump.
The second Mustang unveiled with the 540 horsepower powerplant is the new 2010 ROUSH® 540RH™, a limited content, full powertrain vehicle. Also known as the Hammer®, this car comes armed with massive horsepower, a ROUSH® rear decklid spoiler, and short throw shifter with a choice of white or black ball, the 540RH™ is a stoplight slayer.
Proving just how quick this car can be on the optional 18-inch Cooper RS3 tires, ROUSH engineers recorded an 11.8-second elapsed time at 121 mph during testing at Milan (Mich.) Dragway in early September.
“The new ROUSH® 540RH™ is really intended to be a ‘sleeper’ car,” Roush explained. “It will be purposely built with minimal content as it was designed for the buyer who wanted the ROUSH® horsepower but with a blank canvas that can be customized into their own personal one-of-a-kind ride.”
The 2010 ROUSH® 540RH™ has a new suspension package which includes front and rear springs, front and rear stabilizer bars and jounce bumper, and a subtle tone-on-tone striping package. All this comes with a suggested retail starting at $46,145* when built on a base Ford Mustang GT chassis.