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.