Roush Unveils Tuning Packages for the 2010 Ford Mustang

Tom Ludwick

Since 1994 Jack Roush has been building customized Mustangs that bear his name. The fifth-generation model, based on the 2010 Ford Mustang, made its debut today at the Roush assembly plant in Livonia.

Like former Roush Mustangs, more than 150 accessories will be offered so customers can trick out their own cars, or buyers can purchase a complete example from a dealer's lot. If one wishes to take the latter route, three packages will be available.

Stage one is comprised of an appearance package. It features a new front fascia and front splitter, rear fascia, side splitters, and a three-piece rear wing. This is evidently the most affordable package with prices starting at $34,847.

Upgrading to the stage two package gets you the appearance package mentioned above along with an all-new suspension package. Roush's test drivers claim this is the best suspension package they have come up with yet for the Mustang. Cars equipped with the Roush suspension package also come with a wheel hop reduction kit to further enhance the delivery of power. Stage two will start at $36,221.

A wheel hop reduction kit might be most useful for the third package. This package includes everything from the first two packages along with a little boost under the hood. Roush calls these cars the 427R Mustangs. The 427R gets a ROUSHcharger bolted to its 4.6-liter V-8. The supercharger boosts the output to 435 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. The 427R is, of course, the priciest of the three starting at $43,051.

All three Roush models will wear 18-inch chrome wheels with Cooper Zeon tires. A set of 20-inch chrome wheels will be available as an option. As with prior Roush Mustangs, buyers get the comfort of a 3-year/36,000 mile warranty. Production starts in April with vehicles making their way to dealers shortly thereafter.

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