2015 Roush Mustang lineup officially revealedThu, 02 Oct 2014 11:19:00 EST
Just last week, Saleen revealed initial details of its tuning program for the new Ford Mustang. And now Roush is following suit.
Available in three stages – based on the V6 (RS), EcoBoost (RS1) and V8 (RS2) models – the 2015 Roush Mustangs all feature the venerable Ford tuner's latest R7 aero kit complete with remodeled fascia, five-blade grille, gaping air dam with integrated driving lamps and splitter. Around back there's a one-piece deck spoiler and "race-inspired lower aero-valance."
Stage 1 and Stage 2 models also get a quad-tip exhaust, and all versions are available with an enhanced suspension and 20-inch alloys. The cabin's been upgraded as well, but Roush has not as of yet released actual engine upgrades, leaving the 3.7-liter V6 with its stock 300 horsepower, the 2.3-liter turbo-four with 310 hp and the 5.0-liter V8 with 435 hp. Hopefully Jack Roush and company will have some horsepower-boosting changes to announce in the near future.
The New Attitude of Detroit Muscle
PLYMOUTH, Mich. (Sept 29, 2015) –ROUSH® Performance adds some attitude to a freshly redesigned Ford Mustang. Built on the Blue Oval's 6th generation Detroit icon, ROUSH performance is excited to debut its aggressive new 2015 lineup. "We have taken a different approach to our new Stage lineup." states Jay Velthoven, Director of Marketing at ROUSH Performance. "The 2015 RS will be built on the Mustang's V6 platform, the Stage 1 will feature the new turbo-charged Ford 2.3L Eco-Boost motor, and the Stage 2 will showcase a naturally aspirated 5.0L V8."
All of the 2015 ROUSH Mustangs receive the "R7" (7th generation) aero-body package giving this pony some major attitude. The face of the "R7″ aero-body package features a fully remodeled ROUSH fascia with integrated aero-pockets, a five-blade upper grille, high-flow lower grille with driving lamps, and a front chin splitter. "We worked closely with our race teams aero specialists as we modeled our new body components." says Mark Trostle, Lead Designer for ROUSH. "It's instantly noticed on the rear with the raceinspired lower aero-valance and a new one piece decklid spoiler. We also tied the whole aero package together with a set of side rocker canards."
Along with the aggressive new look, the Stage 1 and Stage 2 get the new ROUSH quad-tip performance exhaust system. "The new quad-tip exhaust is a modular design that is set to accept future upgrades." Says Erin Dmytrow, Engineering Director for ROUSH Performance. "We are working on some exciting features that will be available later this year."
The ROUSH Mustangs also gets a handling boost thanks to the optional suspension setups and new Quicksilver 20-inch ROUSH wheels – wrapped in the ROUSH/Cooper (co-developed) RS3-S ultra high-performance tire.
Inside the cabin, every ROUSH Mustangs will receive ROUSH embroidered floor mats and a serialized ROUSH dash badge. Optional ROUSH gauge cluster and leather seating upgrades are available for both the standard seat and the upgraded RECARO seats.
Additionally, the ROUSH Stage Mustangs have several exterior and interior options available including side quarter window scoops, body side scoop, hood scoop and more.
All 2015 ROUSH "Stage" Mustangs will first be available in manual coupes with convertible chassis and automatic transmissions to follow at a later date. They are also all 50-state legal and covered by ROUSH's 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty. The 2015 ROUSH Mustangs are expected to start showing up on dealer lots by mid October 2014.
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By Noah Joseph
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