2013 Roush Stage 3 Premier Ford Mustang: What You Get
But before that fantastic finish does get applied, Roush engineers start with a factory-fresh 2013 Ford Mustang GT—itself no slouch in the performance department. Next comes one of Roush’s R2300 superchargers, which relies on patented Twin Vortices technology from Eaton, and then the company went a little new-school with the Stage 3 Premier Mustang by retuning the engine’s PCM (power control module). The end result? “A massive 565 horsepower and 505 lb-ft of torque, more than enough power to crush you into the back of your seat at the stab of the throttle,” according to Roush. That powertrain comes with a three-year/36,000-mile warranty, too.
Of course, it’s easy dialing up the power nowadays; less simple is dialing in the kind of athletic suspension necessary to get the most out of that power. And here, once again, Roush engineers worked their magic. The 2013 Stage 3 Premier Ford Mustang gets a completely overhauled setup, including:
- A larger and stiffer front stabilizer bar
- Roush’s own anti-wheel-hop kit
- Twin-tube shock absorbers with unique valving
- Increased rate springs
- Upgraded bushings and jounce bumpers
Note that all comparisons are to the production Mustang. Further, those components are complemented by five-spoke, chromed-aluminum 18-inch wheels from Roush as well as ultra-high-performance rubber that was developed by Roush in conjunction with the tire experts from Cooper.
Again leveraging its own expertise, Roush also deployed an R6 aero package that incorporates everything from a new-for-2013 Roush upper grille at the front to a three-piece rear-decklid spoiler at the back. (In between, there’s also a high-flow lower grille, corner fascia aero pockets housing driving lamps, a front chin splitter, rear-fascia side splitters, a new hood scoop, rocker panels, and a rear valance with air diffusers.)
Needless to say, Roush’s monster Mustang is fully capable of inducing Stage fright in (almost) all of its competitors.