First Look: 2020 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang

Ever wondered what the hardest part of a new vehicle launch is? Most would guess that it’s the extensive engineering and attention to detail that goes into every vehicle and product that comes out of our shop. What people have to remember is that quality engineering and an unmatched focus on detail is who we are, this is the fun part for many of us. The hardest part of any vehicle launch is not being able to talk about our upcoming vehicles until the release date – especially when it comes to our flagship Mustang. Luckily for us, and anyone who is looking for a track-capable, daily driver, as of today we are proud – and excited – to release the new 2020 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang.

Built for the ultimate pursuit of adrenaline, the new 2020 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang is the most powerful Stage 3 to date. Equipped with the new 750HP Phase 2 Supercharger system, this vehicle is able to produce 670lb-ft of torque. To find out exactly how our 2020 Mustang performs, our engineering team took the Stage 3 out to the track and the results did not disappoint. The 2020 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang puts down a 0-60 mph time of 3.6 seconds, a quarter mile time of 11.2 seconds, and pulls an astonishing 1.07 gs on the skid pad. Available in either manual or automatic transmission, this power is truly the driver’s to command.

We didn’t stop at simply making this the most powerful Stage 3 yet - this Mustang is fitted with a comprehensive powertrain cooling package, including a larger LTR, transmission and differential coolers, and functional heat extractors all working together to decrease engine temperatures and give drivers more laps on the track.

On top of the incredible power, the new Stage 3 Mustang features ROUSH Quad Black Tip Performance Exhaust and optional X or H pipes to give customers the classic ROUSH rumble they’re looking for. For further customization, drivers can option up to the Competition Package to add our Active Exhaust, along with other performance features, and make the ROUSH exhaust note truly unique. Our ROUSH Active Exhaust system uses an electronically controlled valve to give customers complete control over their exhaust note. The ROUSH-branded, console-mounted selector dial allows drivers to seamlessly toggle between touring, sport, track, and custom mode. On top of that, our Active Exhaust application for iOS gives customers the ability to create their own unique sound profile in custom mode.

With all that power, this car needed a suspension capable of delivering the drivability and handling that ROUSH customers have come to expect and brakes with serious stopping power. The custom ROUSH calibration for the integrated MagneRide® suspension takes the Mustang’s handling to the next level. Extensively tested on and off the road by professional drivers, customers will appreciate that “comfort” mode is extra smooth for daily drives, and track mode is extra stiff when carving corners. To give this vehicle competition-ready braking power, we are offering an optional upgrade to the front Brembo brake pads and rotors.

The ROUSH Engineering and Design teams have worked tirelessly to ensure the new 2020 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang turns heads on and off the track. With a newly-redesigned graphics package, Aero Pockets, Fender Vents, Heat Extractors and an illuminated LTR, this car can’t help but stand out. Additionally, this Mustang will be among the first to feature the new ROUSH Active Aerodynamic Wing. The optional lightweight carbon fiber spoiler has two distinct positions engineered to ensure drivers are ready to dominate wherever they go. In the neutral position, it provides increased downforce to handle curves and turns. When fully raised, it provides up to two and a half times the downforce of our standard spoiler for an extra competitive edge at the track.

There is no hiding how incredible the exterior of this vehicle is, but we didn’t stop there. We took the same time and care to make sure the interior of the 2020 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang stands apart from the rest. While the sport leather package now comes standard, drivers also have the option to add our brand new, upgraded ROUSH signature leather with the Premium Interior Package . This package provides unmatched comfort and style and is something even the most casual observers will be sure to take notice of. The ROUSH leather packages are also available on Recaro seats, should drivers be looking for a more secure, track-inspired feel.

Even with all the new upgrades to our flagship pony, one of the things we are still the proudest of is our in-house, 5-year/60,000-mile limited powertrain warranty. Because warranties are offered in-house, this means that should something happen, drivers will be able to work directly with us at ROUSH Performance to get any issue resolved. We want drivers to feel confident knowing that we’re always behind them, so that their competition is too.

Now that we are finally able to talk about this incredible vehicle, you can expect to hear a lot more about this from us. But if you can’t wait, we encourage you to head over to our configurator to build and price your own or check out the dealer search tool on roushperformance.com to find a dealer near you and see the 2020 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang for yourself. 

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