An auto show as big as SEMA is bound to have some cars that fall through our cracks. But hey, better late than never, right?
At its core, this is a 2014 Ford Mustang , but once you add in all the layers, including the work put in by Mustang tuner extraordinaire Roush Performance, this Mustang is turned into a pretty ridiculous racecar that’s been dubbed the 2014 Roush Performance Mustang RS3 for Road Racing World Challenge.
Beginning next year, this fantastic racer will be part of the grid at the Pirelli World Challenge series’ GTS class and Roush Performance really went to town to ensure that it has the performance credentials to be a serious contender in the racing series.
The most noticeable upgrade is definitely the aesthetic work, which includes a new livery that was created as an homage to Jack Roush Jr.’s personal track car. A slew of aerodynamic enhancements were also given to the Mustang, highlighted by the massive rear wing and a colorful set of wheels that really add to the explosive color of the muscular racer.
But the real highlight of this Mustang racecar is the extensive engine upgrade Roush Performance put into it. Using its Stage 3 Mustang package, which includes an R2300 supercharger with Eaton Twin Vortices Series (TVS) technology and Roush’s High-Efficiency Intercooler, and an OE-level PCM Calibration, the tuner was able to increase the car’s output to an impressive 575 horsepower and 505 pound-feet of torque.
Add a Ford Racing "Aluminator" Engine and a Phase 2 program and the output increases to 625 horsepower. A similar addition, but this time with a Phase 3 program and you’re looking at an output of 675 horsepower, more than enough, we reckon, to be a serious competitor.
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2014 Ford Mustang Roush Performance Pirelli World Challenge Racecar
"Hello, there. I’m headed to the 2014 Pirelli World Challenge next season."
The livery will definitely catch peoples’ attention.
Those two-colored wheels may be too tacky for other owners, but for this Mustang, it fits right in.
Aerodynamic upgrades are part of the package.
Don’t be fooled by the fancy exterior colors, this Mustang has some serious power under its hood.
The Ford Mustang GT is one of those cars that gets the attention of people from all over the world. That’s the cache it has as one of the most iconic muscle cars in American automotive history.
The latest incarnation of this muscle car carries some noticeable changes, including the more aggressive design with a more prominent grille, a new hood, and new LED signature lighting. There is also an optional GT Track Package that brings an engine cooler, an upgraded radiator, performance brake pads and the same Torsen differential found on the Mustang Boss 302.
Best of all, the 5.0-liter V-8 powertrain found under the hood of this vehicle now packs 420 horsepower, eight more than its predecessor, and 390 pound-feet of torque.