2009 Roush 427R Mustang

David Gluckman

Now this is a proper, extroverted muscle car. From the decals to the body kit to the exhaust, you're going to get noticed in this Roush Mustang. To be honest, it's a bit over the top for me but it sure is fun to drive. It's a very quick car, and the suspension changes really help refine the live-axle chassis. I love the sound of the exhaust but the supercharger whine is a bit loud at higher RPMs. I'd rather hear the rumble of the V-8 than the siren song of the supercharger. While the power is great, I'd prefer a higher revving, normally aspirated engine making the same power. Also, the short-throw shifter feels fantastic when you first toggle through the gears while stationary but once rolling, it takes a very firm hand to grab the next gear. This might improve when the car gets some more miles on the odometer. $51,000 is a lot of money for this car but I can see certain people feeling like this is worth it. It's a true modern muscle car.

Marc Noordeloos, Road Test Editor

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