When it comes to tuning a Mustang, there are only two tuners that should share the iconic name with Mustang. The famous Shelby (that’s Carroll Shelby) and the other, Roush. Both tuners don’t just tweak the already powerful Mustang, they revisit almost every aspect of the car and transform them into super car smashing beasts. Previously the Shelby Mustang would take the original power plant, violently slap on a supercharger, turn it up to 11 and watch customers get instant facelifts. Where they have struggled though is with the Mustang’s handling. Lesson #1 when tuning a car, more power needs bigger brakes and every straight line ends in a corner. A lesson, sad to say, Shelby didn’t consider.
This left a WIDE OPEN space for Roush to step into the picture, tune a Mustang that is equal to Carroll Shelby’s liking but then give it the respected stopping power and suspension the newly tuned beast deserves.
Well, with the excitement of the 2015 Mustang, Roush have officially launched their version of the black top, rear-wheel drive destroyer. Here is some information that is currently available online.
“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 bodykit complete with remodelled 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.” – Thank you Autoblog
The yellow Mustang below is the stock standard one taken from the Paris Motor Show 2014. The black Mustang below that is the new Roush tuned Mustang.