Roush Mustang confirmed for South Africa
Iconic Ford Mustang treated to Roush performance upgrades
The arrival of the 2021 Roush Mustang commemorates the 25th anniversary of Roush Performance products. Since 1996 Roush has continued the heritage of proven performance upgrades that all hark back to the eponymous Jack Roush.
Power to the people
Each Roush Stage 3 starts life as a Mustang GT equipped with a Generation 3 Coyote V8 engine. The engine’s performance is significantly upgraded by the Roush TVS2650 supercharger, which improves the power and torque figures to 560kW and 910Nm respectively. A number of other Roush components, such as two auxiliary coolers, a differential cooler and an automatic transmission cooler are designed to keep under-body temperatures stable.
Further upgrades to the air filter, upgraded supercharger belt, additional tuning of the direct injection and optimised calibration of the engine’s ECU can further increase the power output to 578kW.
A complete package
Improvements to the running gear include high performance Continental ExtremeContact Sport Tyres on the front and rear fitted to 20x9.5-inch wheels.
Tauter body control and reduced body lean during cornering and braking is provided by the Roush calibrated MagneRide suspension. MagneRide is an adaptive suspension with a magneto rheological damper system that uses magnetically controlled dampers for highly adaptive ride comfort and delivers unparalleled performance on road and track.
The R9 aero kit, which was specifically designed for fitment along with the Roush upgrades includes heat extracting hood vents, fender vents, high flow upper and lower grilles, functional aero corner pockets, rear aerofoils and blacked out rear decklid panel that sits above the quad black-tip performance exhaust. Aerodynamic functionality has been incorporated with the Roush chin spoiler which separates airflow above and beneath the Mustang, working to reduce overall aero drag.
Customers looking to further differentiate themselves from the crowd can opt for the Podium Package which includes a carbon fibre rear wing with active aerodynamics, a sporty Brembo brake upgrade with new pads and rotors and Roush billet pedals.
Interior updates include custom gauge cluster overlays, illuminated doorsills and Roush toolkit. Sports leather seats feature the Roush logo as do the embossed floor mats and key fobs. Every new Roush Mustang carries a certificate of authenticity and serialised plaque on the dashboard.
Pricing will be available when the first units arrive in South Africa in the second quarter of 2021.