Whenever a new Ford Mustang is introduced, just about every tuner company out there races to get the first souped-up version built. For the redesigned 2010 Ford Mustang, the winner for fastest tuner company goes to Roush. At its assembly plant in Livonia, Mich., Roush showed a pair of its newly tuned Mustangs - the 2010 Roush 427R. The new performance-tuned Mustang will mark the first time that Roush has been able to offer a supercharged engine option upon a new vehicle's release. While boosting power was a must in any tuned Mustang, Roush always adds unique styling and improved handling to help its cars stand out from the crowd of aftermarket-tuned Mustangs.
Any Mustang tuner worth its weight in burnt rubber knows that the first order of business is squeezing all available horsepower under the Mustang's long hood. For the basic set up, Roush will charge an additional $14,156 to the price of a Mustang coupe or convertible as well as offering a long list of options, too. Just in time to take on the all-new Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger, Roush is adding a supercharger to improve horsepower and torque output of the Mustang's 4.6-liter, 3-valve V-8. The RoushChargedâ„¢ V-8 puts out 435 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque (stock 2010 Mustang GTs put out 315 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque). For the 427R, Roush put forth an extensive effort to keep the under hood area looking as true to OEM as possible with such fine details as imprinted coolant hoses and matching the intercoolers color and texture to that of the factory radiator. To improve the handling capabilities of the 427R over a stock Mustang, Roush beefed up and fine tuned the car's suspension. On the 2010 427R, Roush upgraded the front and rear springs, front struts, rear shocks and front and rear sway bars.
Building on the core 427R package, Roush also offers a few additional performance options. There is the Roush performance exhaust that will set drivers back $710 and three short-throw shifter options starting at $310. For maximum performance, Roush offers a pair of upgraded brake kits: a $1,450 sport brake kit and a $2,877 big brake upgrade.
After tuning the engine and the suspension, Roush decided to add a few personal touches to both the exterior and interior. Visually, the 427R will get an extensive lower body kit including unique front and rear fascias, a front chin spoiler, side rocker splitters, rear valance and a three-piece rear decklid spoiler. Roush badges grace the fenders and the rear decklid while classic striping patterns grace the side of the car and the hood's power dome. Unique 18-inch, five-spoke chrome wheels are standard, but 20-inch wheel and tire upgrade are available ($1,115) along with rear quarter window louvers ($370) and a light bar/faux roll bar ($910) for the convertible models.
Inside, most of the upgrades are only available as options including the sport leather seating ($1,725), Illuminated Roush door sill plates ($220) and unique white face instrument gauges ($320). The most expensive option available is aimed at helping drivers keep themselves out of trouble with all the added performance courtesy of the ($2,200) Escort Passport 9500ci Radar/Laser Defense system.
Roush will cover all of the components on the 2010 427R with a three-year/36,000 mile warranty.