2011 Roush 5.0 Mustangs At Dealers Now!

If you’re like us and have been wondering what Roush was going to do with the new 2011Mustang 5.0, our answers are here. The new 2011 Mustang’s 412 hp DOHC V8 powerhouse has given Roush a new standard baseline for their model lineup. Now starting with more horsepower than the legendary first generation supercharged Stage 3 Mustangs of the 2000’s, the base Roush Sport, Stage 1, and Stage 2 will offer more tire smoking performance than ever before.

In what might be heartbreak for someone who just dropped $50k on a 2010 supercharged Roush 427R, the new 2011 Roush Sport, Stage 1 and Stage 2 come stock off the lot with almost the same performance at a much lower price.

For 2011 Roush ran into a little bit of a challenge in the styling department however. Traditionally, they replace the “GT” fender emblem with their trademark square “R” badge. But now that Ford emblazons the Mustang GT with the celebrated 5.0 badge, even Roush couldn’t take that baby off. They solved the problem by redesigning their striping packages to carry the ROUSH name in the lower rocker stripe, leaving everyone’s beloved 5.0 chrome moniker safely in place.

To create some visual separation between the models, Roush has given each model a slightly different stripe design. The Roush Mustang Sport has a double side rocker stripe design and a tripple over the roof design with a wide center cut. When you step up to the Stage 1 Roush Mustang, the striping theme changes to a tripple over the top design with a narrow middle cut, like a long number 1 spanning your car. The side rocker stripes mirror the theme too in a very classy look. And finally the Roush Stage 2 Mustang stripes take on a more solid and muscular look with just one thick wide stripe on the top and the sides. All three models have side accents on the hood scoop with the model designation cut in with strong block lettering.

As a rule, Roush Performance begins with the Mustang GT Premium model ordered with 3.73:1 axle ratio. Some are ordered with NAV package and others with HID. You can also order or purchase a car through your dealer and they can have the conversion done prior to title if a certain level of factory options are on your list such as a glass roof for instance. To the actual Roush model packages, the lineup is similar in content to 2010, but we will list them out for you right here and now.

2011 Roush Mustang Sport

Core Components – $4,600 + S&H (plus base Mustang MSRP)

ROUSH Billet Upper Grille with R Badge
ROUSH Front Fascia with Driving Lamps
ROUSH Front Chin Splitter
ROUSH Side Rocker Splitters
ROUSH Rear Valance
ROUSH Rear Decklid Spoiler
ROUSH R Rear Decklid Emblem
ROUSH Front Windshield Banner
ROUSH Embroidered Floor Mats
ROUSH Center Console Badge/Button
ROUSH Sport Serialized Engine Bay Plaque
ROUSH Supplemental Owners Guide

2011 Roush Mustang Stage 1

Core Components – $6,240 + S&H
ROUSH Billet Upper Grille with R Badge
ROUSH Front Fascia with Driving Lamps
ROUSH Front Chin Splitter
ROUSH Side Rocker Splitters
ROUSH Rear Valance
ROUSH Rear Decklid Spoiler
ROUSH R Rear Decklid Emblem
ROUSH Stage 1 Dome Badge
ROUSH Front Windshield Banner
ROUSH Embroidered Floor Mats
ROUSH Center Console Badge/Button
ROUSH 18-Inch Cast Chrome Wheel With High Performance Cooper 2XS Tires
ROUSH Stage 1 Serialized Engine Bay Plaque
ROUSH Supplemental Owners Guide

2011 Roush Mustang Stage 2

Core Components – $7,560 + S&H
ROUSH Billet Upper Grille with R Badge
ROUSH Front Fascia with Driving Lamps
ROUSH Front Chin Splitter
ROUSH Side Rocker Splitters
ROUSH Rear Valance
ROUSH Rear Decklid Spoiler
ROUSH R Rear Decklid Emblem
ROUSH Stage 2 Dome Badge
ROUSH Front Windshield Banner
ROUSH Embroidered Floor Mats
ROUSH Center Console Badge/Button
ROUSH 18-Inch Cast Chrome Wheel With High Performance Cooper 2XS Tires
ROUSH Suspension System
ROUSH Stage 2 Serialized Engine Bay Plaque
ROUSH Supplemental Owners Guide

See the Roush Performance website for more information and a list of optional components.

And where are the 2011 427R and Stage3 top dog supercharged models? With the introduction of the all new 5.0 liter DOHC engine, Roush is working feverishly to develop an all new ROUSHcharger system to take the performance of the 2011 Mustang’s engine to the next level. But with the time honored OEM level engineering and design process that Roush Performance is known for, these things don’t’ happen as fast as we might want them to. As of this writing Roush has not committed to the arrival timeframe of a supercharged 2011 model year Mustang. In fact the news on the street is that they are really working on something special and that it may very well come along as a 2012 model. But don’t despair, with 412hp, the new Roush Mustang model line is plenty wicked today. Enjoy. 

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Sam Haymart

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