The 2013 Ford Mustang is still relatively young (we just drove it only last month), but that hasn’t stopped Roush Performance Vehicles from announcing its latest range of performance-tuned Mustangs. In fact, Roush says its three new packages for the 2013 Mustang GT will be available by the end of this month.
Conveniently named Stage 1, Stage 2, and Stage 3, Roush’s aftermarket modifications satisfy different wants and needs. As always, Stage 1 is primarily a dress-up kit. Roush begins by adding what it codenamed R6, a full aerodynamic kit that includes more aggressive front and rear bumpers and side skirts. The grilles are new, as is the three-piece rear spoiler, and the chrome-clad rectangular exhaust tips. Inside, the Stage 1 gets custom floor mats, some graphics and badges, and the windshield is finished with a large Roush header graphic.
Stage 2 builds on this by reworking the 2013 Mustang’s suspension tuning. The Roush package adds a larger front stabilizer bar, and replaces the stock dampers with twin-tube units. The rear suspension may still use a live rear axle, but Roush added a new upper control arm designed to eliminate wheel hop while still retaining a comfortable ride.
Need more power? Then you’re going to need to step up to Stage 3. Roush adds a R2300 supercharger to the 2013 Mustang GT’s 5.0-liter V-8, allowing it to crank out a solid 565 hp and 505 lb-ft of torque. Roush claims this is its most powerful street-legal Mustang it’s ever built. Stage 3 models also gain 18-inch, five-spoke chrome wheels wrapped in Cooper tires, a leather and suede interior, and a unique gauge cluster.
As always, Roush customers are free to customize these packages with stand-alone options like graphics, big brake packages, and louder exhaust systems, provided they got the scratch to match your ideas.
Roush says that its 2013 Mustangs will be available at Roush Mustangs by the end of the month, but hasn’t yet released pricing for these machines. Our guess: they won’t come cheap.