Ford And Roush Giving 2018 F-150 V-8 a Supercharged Punch
Remember the Ford F-150 RTR Muscle Truck from the 2017 SEMA show? Well, Ford Performance and Roush Performance are paring yet again to bring the Muscle Truck’s muscle to customers nationwide. Ford will offer a Roush supercharger kit for the 2018 F-150’s 5.0-liter V-8. The roots-style blower will be installed at Ford dealerships by ASE-certified Ford technicians and come with a Ford-backed warranty.
Don’t think the F-150’s V-8 is no dud from the factory. Rather, the 2018 update brought ten more horsepower and 13 more pound-feet of torque for a total of 395 and 400, respectively. Adding the supercharger is said to bring levels to 640 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque! That’s impressive. Other modifications would include a re-flash of the ECU, a new high-flow intake, and likely an exhaust system. Naturally, with this being a dealer add-on part, anybody willing to pony up the cash can get the extra power – regardless of what trim or cab configuration their 2018 F-150 has. Imagine a single cab, short bed F-150 with 640 horsepower. Oh, wait… one Ford dealership already has.
Ford has not released pricing for the Roush Performance supercharger kit or the shop fees for installation. We do know the blower will become available sometime in early 2018.
The 2015 Ford Mustang hasn’t even hit showrooms yet, but the aftermarket performance scene is already preparing for upgrades and modifications. Legendary Mustang modifier Roush Performance is among the first on the scene with a silhouette teaser of its upcoming creation. Roush posted the image on its Facebook, saying more information would be slowly revealed over the next few weeks. As of August 1, 2014, the picture and pure speculation is all we have to go on.
Roush is famous for offering different stages of performance boosts via bolt-on parts, namely superchargers. It’s very likely this trend will continue with the new Mustang. Remember, the ‘Stang’s 5.0-liter V-8 isn’t changing all that much for 2015, so Roush already knows what it is dealing with.
Roush’s current supercharger offerings include Stages one through three. The Stage 1 kit bumps power up 155 horses and 115 pound-feet to total an impressive 575 horsepower and 505 pound-feet. What’s more, the Stage 3 kit pushes power to 675 horsepower and 585 pound-feet of torque. Those are stout numbers, to say the least.
Of course a Roush-upgraded Mustang wouldn’t be complete without a body kit. No doubt Roush will add aero bits like diffusers, spoilers, and chin splitters to the new pony car.
But hang on, the 2015 Mustang has a new performance-minded engine under its hood: the 2.3-liter EcoBoost. Perhaps Roush is planning performance upgrades for the four-pot. A bigger turbo? Larger intercoolers? Upgraded fuel injectors? Maybe Roush will push the 310-horse EcoBoost closer to 400 horsepower? For now, it’s all speculation, but stay tuned as Roush debuts its plans for the all-new Mustang.
Updated 10/01/2014: Roush finally unveiled the official details on its entire 2015 Mustang lineup. Check the details after the jump.
Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Ford Mustang.
Now that Ford has announced that it will discontinue the SVT Raptor variant for the 2015 Ford F-150, we’re left with the kind of sadness normally reserved to seeing one of our favorite TV shows get cancelled.
The SVT Raptor trim for the F-150 was a personal favorite of ours and now that it’s going to be discontinued, we’re beginning to appreciate more and more when an aftermarket company has an impressive tuning program at its hands.
That’s precisely what Roush Performance has and it’s definitely worthy of our attention. Roush fitted its Phase 2 performance upgrade onto this F-150 SVT Raptor so, off the bat, you know that this isn’t some purely aesthetic upgrade.
Nope, this one has it all in spades, including the aforementioned aesthetic upgrades. That comes in the form of a predominantly red body finish with matching custom graphics on the sides and back, finished off by some camo detailing on the rear.
But that’s not what’s tickling our fancy for this particular Roush program on the SVT Raptor. It’s the Phase 2 performance upgrade that adds a slew of new mechanical components on the pickup’s powertrain. A huge intercooler was dropped into place, as were high-flow fuel injectors and a dual-tip, performance-tuned, cat-back exhaust system that bumps the output of the F-150 SVT Raptor to a staggering 590 horsepower, a sizable increase from the standard 411-horsepower output from the pickup’s standard 6.2-liter, V-8 engine.
Click past the jump to read about the 2014 Ford F-150
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.
Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Ford Mustang Roush Performance Pirelli World Challenge Racecar
Ford tuner extraordinaire, Roush Performance, is most known for its programs for the Mustang. But every so often, the tuner takes a turn and works on a different Blue Oval model.
Take for example the Ford Focus ST.
The new program for Ford’s resident sports hatchback is available for 2013 models and beyond. It comes with a plethora of new components that give the Focus ST some pretty impressive aesthetic and performance credentials.
The most impressive thing about this program is that despite what you already see, Roush Performance is still working on other parts for the Focus, including suspension components, powertrain control module (PCM) upgrades, together with wheels and tire combos, and interior and exterior accessories.
For now, what it has already speaks to its impressive work on the pocket rocket of a sports hatchback.
Click past the jump to read more about what Roush Performance did to the Ford Focus ST
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 Ford Raptor is a truck that doesn’t need to do a lot to catch attention. Its mere presence alone usually does the trick.
Every so often, however, somebody decides that Raptor deserves a boost, and when this “somebody” happens to be Roush Performance, you know you’re bound to get something special. This latest program isn’t all to Roush’s credit, as Cooper Tire and Mickey Thompson, two companies that know a thing or two about fitting vehicles the size of the Raptor with a set of polished wheels and tires, had hands in it too.
For all the impressive characteristics of the Raptor, the one that really brought this program to a new level was Roush Performance’s new Phase 2 R2300 calibration supercharger kit. This upgrade gave the Raptor a staggering output of 590 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. The horsepower output, in particular, is a sharp spike from the standard model’s 411 horsepower and Roush’s Phase 1 program, which netted 525 horsepower. The supercharger kit also includes a new 7 5mm supercharger pulley and Roush’s own PCM calibration. The kit was created through hours upon hours of research and testing that included it undergoing extreme environmental temperatures from -20 degrees F up to and through 120 degrees F. Roush went above and beyond by performing these tests at an altitude of 14,000 feet above sea level to ensure both quality and performance.
The price for the program has been set at $599 and comes with a 3-year or 36,000-mile warranty on the Roush parts only. Unfortunately, the program isn’t for sale or can’t be installed in California in large part because it’s not approved by the California Air Resources Board.
What’s better than one performance brand working on a car like the 2013 Mustang GT? Why how about two of ’em. What happens then when even that isn’t enough?
The answer is three aftermarket companies. That’s right! Three!
Roush Performance, Ford Racing, and Sherwin-Williams Automotive Paints all collaborated to build this Roush Stage 3 Mustang, a muscle car that defies the laws of awesomeness mainly due to a Roush Phase 3 Supercharger Kit that shoots up the output of the car to 700 horsepower and 585 lb/ft of torque.
“We are excited to announce that this engine package will be available as a ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang powertrain upgrade for our 2014 model year Mustangs,” said Tim Wheeler, VP Sales and Marketing at ROUSH Performance. “Our customer base has been hungry for a forged block configuration powered by our best ROUSH supercharger…and we think this engine package will blow away everyone’s expectations.”
The SEMA Roush Stage 3 Mustang features a custom Sin City Silver and Luminescent Lime paint scheme by Sherwin-Williams Automotive Paints. The color, in itself, is already worthy of admission, but this Mustang features a whole lot more than just fancy paint schemes and sick superchargers. It also has a Ford Racing Aluminator Motor with forged internals, allowing ROUSH the ability to dial-up the horsepower. There’s also a Ford Racing X-Brace that has been painted to match the exterior body colors, an Eaton Truetrac locking rear differential, a Smart Mirror, Passport 9500ci, and Smart Cord from ESCORT Radar, Recaro custom seats embroidered with the ROUSH Phase 3 logos, and a new set of 20" Roush five spoke metallic black wheels wrapped in Cooper RS3 tires.
There’s a lot of hype surrounding this Mustang because Wheeler admits that it represents the most powerful Mustang that ROUSH has ever produced. Certainly, if it came directly from the horse’s mouth, there’s definitely a credence of truth to that.
UPDATE 12/11/12: Do you want to listen to the sound of 700 horsepower under the hood of this Roush-tuned Ford Mustang? Now you can by just clicking on the photo above. Be advised, crank up the volume to enjoy the full shrill of that ear-splitting roar.
Roush is bringing back its Stage 3 Premier Edition with a little more flair and even more power for the 2013 model year. This special edition will only be limited to 25 units, but will come with 12 different main body finishes from Sherwin Williams Automotive, five bespoke options and seven paint finishes already found on the 2012 model. The new paint finishes include Launch it Lemon, V8 Red, Cabernet, Punch it Purple, and Iridescence.
Aside from the new color palette, the Stage 3 Mustang Premier Edition will also shine from the previously used Roush R6 Aerobody kit with a few, new added touches. This kit includes a high flow grille with a very low front grille opening, new driving lamps with pockets, new front fascia chin splitters, sport rocker panel side splitters, a new rear diffuser design, and rear aero valances. The exterior is finished with a set of 20" wheels available in hyper black or chrome.
The Stage 3 Ford Mustang Premier Edition will come with the same monstrous 5.0L V8 engine producing 565 HP and 505 lb-ft of torque with the use of a Roush R2300 TVS Supercharger. For 2013, Roush will even throw in an optional post title upgrade that will launch the ponies up to 625 HP and 525 lb-ft of torque. Much needed stopping power will come from 4-piston brakes with red/black calipers and 14" rotors. Optional 6-piston brakes will also be available. Other options include a trunk-mounted tool kit, a convertible light bar, and quarter window louvers.
As an added bonus, all owners of the 2013 Ford Mustang Stage 3 Premier Edition by Roush will also be given two premier colored Polo/Golf shirts, an autographed framed picture of their Stage 3 Premier Edition Mustang, and best of all, a VIP NASCAR Experience from Sherwin Williams Automotive Finishes that will provide them with two tickets, two pit passes, and garage access to the race of their choosing (Hotel and Airfare not included).
Hit the jump for a full list of color options.
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.