The newly designed ’13 Roush Mustangs add more grunt and aggressive looks to an already impressive redesigned Ford Mustang.
The Stage 3 Mustang is the pinnacle of the Roush “Stage” Mustangs with a newly updated supercharged 5.0L powertrain for 565 horsepower and 505 lb-ft of torque, marking Roush Performance’s highest horsepower street legal Mustang to date. Roush powertrain engineers calibrated the new Stage 3 for the perfect combination of power, drivability, and durability.
The Stage 2 and Stage 3 packages provide greatly improved handling over stock Mustangs, pulling over 1g of lateral acceleration on the skid pad. Part of the handling package is the 18-inch cast aluminum, five spoke, chrome wheels wrapped in co-developed Roush/Cooper RS3 ultra high-performance tires. The suspension system consists of a larger and stiffer front stabilizer bar to reduce body roll and provide balanced, neutral handling. It also includes a unique Roush designed anti-wheel hop kit, twin-tube shocks with unique valving, increased rate springs as well as upgraded bushings, and jounce bumpers.
All of the new Stages 1 through 3 platforms receive the newly designed sixth generation Roush Aerobody package. Dubbed the "R6," the new package incorporates a remodeled upper grille, high-flow lower grille, corner fascia aero pockets with driving lamps, and front chin splitter. It also includes a new Roush hood scoop, rocker panel, rear fascia side splitters, three-piece rear decklid spoiler, rear aero valance featuring race-inspired diffusers, and chrome exhaust tips. The Stage 3 also gets an RS3 graphics package available in multiple color combinations.
A number of options are available, including rear quarter window louvers and the all-new Stage 3 Interior Package consisting of embroidered leather seating with suede inserts, door panels, and shift boot. Available options include three 20-inch wheels choices, four different brake packages, red or black Roush engine coil covers, and a dual chamber off-road exhaust system.
All ’13 Roush "Stage" Mustangs are available as both coupe and convertible with either manual and automatic transmissions. They are 50-state legal and covered by Roush’s 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty.
The ’13 Roush Mustangs are expected to start showing up on dealer lots by late April.