Remember the days when the V-6 model of various performance vehicles –the Mustang and Camaro, for example – were often seen as sub-standard models with laughable performance numbers? Well, these days these base-level V-6 models push well over 30 horsepower, allowing them to perform rather effectively.
Roush Performance has just announced its tuning program for the 2014 Mustang lineup V6, dubbed the “RS V6.” Unfortunately, two of the stages do not offer any performance upgrades, but the top levels do push the V-6 engine to its limits.
The entry-level kit, dubbed the Stage 1, includes an aero body kit, a set of wheels and interior upgrades, but no engine mods. Stage 2 upgrades the Stage 1 and adds a new racetrack-inspired suspension that improves the car’s behavior in the twist.
The good stuff arrives with the Stage 3 kit, which offers a supercharger that increases the engine’s power up to 575 horsepower and 505 pound-feet of torque.
The most powerful upgrade it the "Aluminator" engine, which is offered in two different phases. In Phase 2, the engine’s output is listed at 625 horsepower and Phase 3 hits a monstrous 675 horsepower.
The 2014 Mustang offering from ROUSH Performance has a little bit of everything for anyone interested in owning a specialized ROUSH Mustang. From the stylish V6 to the supercharged ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang, the 2014 vehicle line-up is sure to please a broad range of Mustang performance fans.
For the 2014 model year, practicality meets performance in the sleek ROUSH RS V6 Mustang. The standard 305HP powertrain and an estimated 31MPG gets paired with a dashing ROUSH aero body kit, stylish wheels and interior upgrade options.
Want the additional horsepower and performance of the Coyote V8’s 5.0L engine? Check out the ROUSH Stage 1 Mustang with its classic ROUSH aero body kit, wheel options and interior upgrades. Or, build upon the Stage 1 package by upgrading to the ROUSH Stage 2 Mustang’s racetrack inspired suspension that provides corner-carving attitude for the 420HP base Coyote engine.
The classic supercharged ROUSH Stage 3 (RS3) Mustang defines Jack’s vision of a true American muscle car. A car that combines raw horsepower (575HP, 505 lb/ft of torque), performance handling, and responsive braking capabilities of his championship winning race cars, while at the same time maintaining OEM reliability and comfort. ROUSH Performance stands behind each Mustang with a 3 year/36,000 mile full powertrain warranty.
The 2014 RS3 also offers an exciting engine option. ROUSH Performance has teamed with Ford Racing to offer their “Aluminator” forged engine as a serious upgrade option for Mustang owners who want even more power to play with. The Aluminator engine sets the base for the robust ROUSH Phase 2 package (625HP) or the goliath ROUSH Phase 3 package (675HP). The Phase 2 and Phase 3 upgrade kits are available through the ROUSH Performance product catalog.