Are you ready to play around with a Ford Mustang that produces over 700 horsepower?

Roush Performance has begun taking pre-orders for its new 2019 Roush Stage 3 Mustang. The modified version of the 2019 Ford Mustang comes with a new supercharger kit that Roush developed in-house. According to the tuner, the package can turn the Mustang into a completely different animal, one that can produce a staggering 710 horsepower and 610 pound-feet of torque - figures that make it the most powerful Mustang program that Roush Performance has developed.

What makes Roush Performance’s Stage 3 program for the Ford Mustang special?

2019 Ford Mustang Stage 3 by Roush Performance
- image 794066

You’re not getting short-changed when it comes to Roush Performance. The aftermarket company specializes in tuning programs for Ford and, more specifically, the Mustang. If there’s a tuning kit you want for your Mustang, one of your first calls should be to Roush Performance. The tuner earned that reputation after years of building quality kits for the muscle car.

Ford’s new RS3 program for the Mustang, though, is on another level. It essentially revolves around a new supercharger, called the “Phase 1” TVS R2650. It’s based on Eaton’s R2650 rotating assembly and features a host of improvements, not the least of which is the addition of a new front inlet.

Altogether, the new supercharger helps the ‘Stang’s 5.0-liter, Coyote, V-8 deliver 710 horsepower and 610 pound-feet of torque.

Compare that to Roush Performance’s previous supercharger kit that came with an R2300 blower, and you’re looking at an extra 40 horsepower to play with. All told, the new RS3 Mustang tuning kit is responsible for another 250 horsepower added to the stock Mustang GT’s standard output of 460 horsepower. 250 horsepower, ladies and gentlemen - that’s the power equivalent of a Ford Focus ST.

In addition to the new supercharger kit, the Roush RS3 program also comes with suspension improvements as well. New performance coilovers are included in the program as well as a new set of 20-inch cast aluminum wheels wrapped in 275/35R20 tires. Together, the wheel and suspension setup helps the Mustang reach 1.07g on a skidpad, an impressive feat for a car of its size.

Exterior and interior upgrades are also featured in the kit. There’s the R8-derived aero body kit that helps give the RS3 Mustang a more dynamic and aerodynamic look, at least compared to other Ford Mustangs with similar aftermarket blood running within it. A sport interior package is also available, as is an optional active exhaust package. The latter is particularly important for Mustang owners who want to feel the visceral roar of the souped-up muscle car. There’s nothing more enthralling to the senses than hearing a Roush Performance-tuned Ford Mustang stretching its legs in open space.

If you’ve dreamed for that day, you can take a step closer to making it a reality, provided that your pockets and checkbooks agree.

The RS3 package, on its own, costs $22,925.

For that price, customers will also receive a 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. All of this, though, won’t amount to anything if you don’t a stock 2019 Ford Mustang that Roush Performance can work on.

Further Reading

2018 Ford Mustang High Resolution Exterior
- image 702254

Read our full review on the 2018 Ford Mustang.

no article
- image 744958

Read more Ford news.

What do you think?
Show Comments
Car Finder: