Roush Performance, in cooperation with Greg Biffle, have developed a very cool Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, specially designed for the Sherwin-Williams Planet Color All-Star Charity Challenge. This Ford F-150 SVT Raptor will be put up against Toyota driver Clint Bowyer and his ’50s-style work truck based on the Tundra. The winner of the Charity Challenge will be determined once the F-150 custom truck heads to the Barrett-Jackson auction in Las Vegas in September. Bowyer’s Tundra was already auctioned for an impressive $100,000.
The F-150 Raptor will receive a TVS2300 supercharger that increases the output from the pick-up truck’s 6.2-liter V8 engine to an impressive 525 HP. Next to the supercharger, the tuner has also added a performance exhaust system, custom 18" wheels wrapped in 35-inch BFGoodrich tires, a TireGate tire carrier, and light bars at the front and rear.
The F-150 Raptor is painted in a cool red finish combined with some racing graphics that give the car a true racing look.
Hit the jump for a video of the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor by Roush and Greg Biffle.
Roush Performance’s expanding 2013 Mustang line-up now has a new member to the family: the 2013 Ford Mustang V6 RS.
Based on the 3.7-liter V6 Ford Mustang, the V6 RS has been treated to an array of styling and handling modifications that’s being called as the "Roush Six" package.
“The RS opens a new niche for Roush Performance, offering great fuel economy, a good level of power, at an economical price, while still embodying Roush’s spirit of performance,” said Gary Jurick, GM of Roush Performance.
On the outside, Roush Performance added a bevy of aerodynamic enhancements, including a new set of grilles, a front chin splitter, side rocker splitter, and a rear decklid spoiler. The program also features new "R" fender badges and an "R" Roush faux gas cap. As added options, you can also get a hood scoop, rear quarter window louvers, RS exterior side, and hood graphics. Finally, the package also comes with a new set of 19″ premium painted aluminum wheels, tires with Brembo brakes, and Roush lowering springs with progressive rate jounce bumper, effectively lowering the car’s ride height and reducing its center of gravity.
Interior styling was also part of the program and the Roush V6 RS Mustang was no different. There are embroidered floor mats, billet performance pedals and a Roush center console badge/button that are part of the enhancements. If that’s not enough, you can also opt to include GT charcoal leather seating or Roush sport leather seating, a white or black shifter ball, a suede-wrapped performance steering wheel, and door sill plates with ambient lighting.
No performance modifications are part of this package as we expect a Stage 2 kit from Roush Performance coming out soon. At any rate, this package will cost you $4,000.
Ford and Roush have joined forced one more time and have developed a one-off Stage 3 Mustang that will put on auction May 16th, as part of the SAE Foundation’s 25th Anniversary Celebration. All the proceeds will go to SAE and will help to promote and support foundation’s math and science education programs.
The car will be painted in custom silver and will feature a pretty impressive Roush body kit. It will include a hood scoop, a new grille with RS3 badge, a Ford Laguna Seca Boss front chin splitter, a rear decklid spoiler and valance and dual chamber exhaust tips. This impressive body kit will be combined with lots of painted graphics and the signature of Edsel Ford II, Bill Ford Jr. and Jack Roush.
For the interior Roush will add Recaro seats, a Ford Laguna Seca X Brace, illuminated door sill plates, a Roush gauge cluster and billet pedals.
The car will keep the same supercharged 5.0L-4v powertrain found in the 2013 Stage 3 models, but output will be increased from 565 HP to 625HP and 540 ft-lbs. And in order to handle the extra power the tuner will add a Roush-tuned suspension; SVT GT500 track pack wheels and Roush four-piston brakes.
UPDATE 05/20/12: The Roush Stage 3 Ford Mustang Special Edition has been sold with a final bid for the car reaching $100,000. Proceeds from the auction will be donated to benefit the SAE Foundation’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education programs.
Roush has just announced their upgrade packages for the new 2013 Mustang. The new model will add an even more aggressive look compared to their previous packages, and as usual, will be offered in three different stages. The most powerful version, Stage 3, will deliver up to 565 HP.
All three stages have received the newly designed 6th generation Roush Aerobody package that includes a remodeled Roush upper grille, high-flow lower grille, corner fascia aero-pockets with driving lamps, and a front chin splitter. It continues with a new hood scoop, rocker panel and rear fascia side splitters, a three-piece rear decklid spoiler, new ROUSH rear aero-valance featuring race-inspired diffusers, and integrated dual chambered, chrome exhaust tips. The Mustang will ride on a new set of 18" aluminum, five spoke, chromed wheels.
The Stage 3 version gets a bit extra in the form of an RS3 graphics package available in multiple color. The interior features a custom gauge cluster, Roush embroidered floor mats, a Roush center console button, and a Stage 3 dash medallion.
Under the hood of the new Stage 3 Mustang is a newly updated Roush supercharged 5.0L-4v powertrain delivering a massive 565 HP and 505 lb-ft of torque. No details have been revealed on the car’s performance just yet, but we will get back to you as soon as we have them!
When the RS3 Focus by Roush Performance was officially revealed, we couldn’t help but be a little disappointed in the tuning firm’s choice of vehicle. A Ford Focus, seriously? However, just in time to redeem themselves in our book, Roush Performance turned to their first love for a bit of tuning action: a Ford Mustang. The special Stage 3 Premier Edition Mustang was developed in cooperation with Roush Fenway Racing team driver David Ragan and displayed in SEMA for all to see.
The Stage 3 Premier Mustang emblazoned the show floor with three different colors for the base vehicle, graphics, and graphic accents. The result is an impressive palette of unique color combination possibilities and the only standout feature from a standard Stage 3 Mustang kit. That’s right, the only additional features for this special Stage 3 are the colors. Under the hood, we still found a 5.0L 4-valve DOHC TiVCT engine equipped with a R2300 Roush supercharger to increase the total output to an impressive 540 HP. The Mustang also received a race-inspired Roush suspension and a Roush Performance tuned exhaust system from the original package.
"This is a show-quality, premier paint application process. All paint is hand-applied at our Roush Performance facilities in Livonia, Mich., along with technical support from the Sherwin-Williams team," said Roush. "It’s a tri-coat application that introduces subtle hues of reflective flaking into the paint so the colors really dance and bounce as the Premier Edition adjusts to the changing sunlight angles. It’s a very intense paint process, but we’ve got a winning formula to make these Mustangs look great!"
Check out full color choices after the jump.
Roush Performance’s Stage 3 (RS3) Upgrade on the Ford Mustang already touts some serious upgrades, including the addition of the 50-state legal TVS 2.3-liter ROUSHcharger system that beefs up the Mustang’s output to 540 horsepower and 465 lb/ft of torque. Now, in an attempt to add more sizzle to an already spicy aftermarket program, Roush Performance has come out with a limited edition set of their RS3 Mustangs called the "Hyper-Series."
The Hyper-Series doesn’t touch on any more performance modifications because the RS3 program already has that covered. What it does offer is a set of four limited edition aesthetic packages, each coming with their own four-color options.
Among the choices being offered in the Hyper-Series palette include "Mat it Mango," "Gas It Green," "Punch It Purple," and "Launch It Lemon." All of the vehicles will only come in 25-piece models serialized as Roush-certified builds for each of the Hyper-Series colors. To give an example, model no.1 for the Mat It Mango series will be designated as "Vehicle #1 of 25 - Mat It Mango."
The primary color of the Hyper-Series is black, which is then complimented by graphic accent stripes of the respective color schemes. This particular color is then applied to the exterior graphics, badges, and rear faux gas cap, as well as on the suede door panels, leather seating, and the shift boot stitching. Two shifter balls are also included, as well as a suede-wrapped steering wheel, and a unique accessories package that includes ROUSH apparel and display items to commemorate their serialized Hyper-Series vehicle.
"The 2012 RS3 Mustang has been a big hit with our customers and enthusiasts because of the 288 graphics and paint color combinations that can be selected," says Gary Jurick, VP and General Manager of ROUSH Performance.
"The Hyper-Series introduces four spectacular and unique graphics and interior colors that provide a customized appearance to the RS3."
The Ford Mustang and tuning company Roush Performance have long been synonymous with each other because of the latter’s undying devotion to giving some good aftermarket lovin’ to the iconic Ford muscle car.
Over the years, we’ve seen a number of Roush-tuned Ford Mustangs, including the P-51B, the Barrett-Jackson Edition, and the 5XR. All these works are mighty impressive, especially for the lofty standards the Mustang is held to in the tuning world.
With all the Mustang experience under its belt, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to find out that Roush Performance has just revealed their new project, the 2012 RS3 Mustang.
The 2012 Stage 3 Mustang, aka RS3, is powered by a 5.0L 4-valve DOHC TiVCT engine equipped with a R2300 ROUSH supercharger that increases the total output to a total of 540HP. Next to it the package also includes a pretty impressive list of paint and graphics and changes made to both interior and the exterior.
UPDATE 04/15/2011: This review has been updated with the official details and new images on the Mustang RS3. Hit the jump for the full details.
UPDATE 08/24/11: Roush Performance has been granted approval by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to sell the ROUSHcharged 2012 Roush Stage 3 Mustangs in all 50 states here in the US. That’s right, folks. You can get a piece of this monster Mustang in the US! And if that’s not enough good news for you, Roush Performance has released a video of the car performing some serious burnout action. Check it out, peeps!
Roush is back to bring us yet another special Mustang to add to its lineup. Coming straight from its unveiling of the 5XR, Roush is now bringing us the final muscle car for the 2011 model year called the Sport Mustang. Based on the 2011 Ford Mustang 5.0, this Sport model adds a dramatic Aero Body Kit and signature graphics.
Roush’s exterior package includes a new billet grille that provides some additional cooling to the engine, a new front fascia and front splitter, rear fascia, side splitters, and a three-piece rear wing which add appearance and aggressiveness to the car.
Roush wanted to keep the engine for the Mustang the same so the 5.0L V8 Coyote engine still delivers the standard 412hp and 390 lb.-ft. of torque. What they did add was a slew of options including sport graphics ($530), lowering springs ($580), four-piece performance pedals ($200), sport leather seating ($1,725), and convertible light bar ($910). According to the tuner, future options will be available and include a new sport exhaust system and a new sport brake kit.
Press release after the jump.
When anyone thinks of turning their Mustang into a perfect combination of street car and race car, they probably hit up the Roush website for any new technologies the company may have brought out. After all, Roush Performance is, without a doubt, a leader in Mustang conversions and their supercharger system, the ROUSHcharger, is the epitome of performance. Anyone would be crazy not to want a piece of that.
Back in August, Roush announced a new supercharger kit for the 2011 Ford Mustang 5.0 that took the engine’s power from 412 HP to a monstrous 550 HP. Seeing an opportunity before him, Jim D’Amore III at JDM Engineering took that supercharger and ran with it in the NMRA Drag Racing competition this season in a2011 ROUSH Mustang, eventually snatching up the win in the Super Stang championship. Thanks to the tremendous power generated from the ROUSHcharger kit, the car has already been in the 9.9-second range at 138 mph.
D’Amore reported that this was on 17 pounds of boost, but wanted to keep the car slower than 10.0-seconds for the race season (the legal limit for the roll cage). Since then, they have installed a larger balancer pulley creating 20 psi of boost and have picked up another 40 HP and are now running with an excess of 700 HP under the hood. The team’s prediction is that the car should soon be running in the 9.65-second range at 140 mph.
Roush Performance has unveiled a new tuning package for the 2011 Ford Mustang. It is called 5XR and will be limited to only 150 units and is priced at $15,390 in addition to the cost of the base Mustang chassis.
The 5XR package includes a R2300 ROUSHcharger that increases the engine’s power to an impressive 525 HP and 465 lb.-ft. of torque. The package also includes a ROUSH suspension kit, front struts, rear shocks and rear springs, front and rear stabilizer bars and 20-inch chrome rims with high-performance Cooper RS3 tires.
The aesthetic package a ROUSH front fascia with driving lamps, front chin splitter, side rocker splitters, rear valance and three-piece decklid spoiler, an upper billet grille and a unique 2011 ROUSH 5XR Mustang graphics package.
"I’m always excited to get an opportunity to work on a new engine, and the Ford 5.0-liter is a great platform. It has 412 horsepower to begin with, but our group was able to coax out another 113 horsepower with the ROUSHcharger. The 2011 ROUSH 5XR runs fast, sounds great, and is another amazing addition to the ROUSH Mustang heritage," said Jack Roush, motorsports legend and chairman of ROUSH Enterprises.
Press release after the jump.
Roush Performance and the Ford Mustang go hand in hand, so the more editions Ford decides to crank out for the Mustang, the harder at work Roush will be to make it that much better. Of course, following the release of the 2011 Mustang GT 5.0, Roush has reacted with a new supercharger kit that blasts the horsepower from the standard 412hp to a monstrous 550hp with more than 470 lb.-ft. of torque. The new kit is priced at $5999 and includes a TVS2300 supercharger, an intercooler, higher-flow fuel rail and injectors, a larger throttle body, and a Roush airbox. The new kit will be available in September or October. However, don’t plan on ordering the kit and installing it yourself. It does come with a 90-day parts warranty, but does not come with a calibration or maintain the Ford factory engine warranty. Because of that, Roush recommends professional tuning and/or installation.
There will also be a certified model featuring the new supercharger coming out in 2011 as a 2012 model.
Roush and Barrett-Jackson revealed a new special edition Ford Mustang that will be sold at No Reserve during the 8th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Palm Beach on April 1-3, 2010. The price for the package is $41,495.
The Barrett-Jackson Edition Roush Mustang will be painted with a base of metallic "Back in Black" with "Red Hot Chili Pepper" stripes on the front. This car will be the model for a run of up to 25 units based on the 2010 Mustang, and an additional 25 units on the 2011 chassis.
Also thanks to a R2300 ROUSHcharger and several forged internal components such as the pistons and crankshaft the engine has been tuned to deliver 540 HP and 510 lb.-ft. of torque. The car sits on 20" chrome wheels with high-performance Cooper RS3 tires.
Press release after the jump.