The gang over at Roush has been taking the already potent Mustang GT and hopping it up for more performance and style for a long time. Roush has offered Mustangs in what it calls “Stages” referring to if they are all show and no go (Stage 1) or if they pack lots of additional “go” in the form of a supercharger under the hood. Roush blowers don’t always make the most power out of all Mustang superchargers available on the market, but the big thing is when properly installed by a professional, they often allow you to keep your warranty intact. Roush has announced that the 2019 Roush Stage 3 (RS3) Mustang is up for pre-order.
The RS3 can be pre-ordered starting September 1, which is tomorrow if you have your wallet ready. Deliveries won’t take place until October 10; the date the car launches officially. We have no idea what sort of performance Roush is expecting from this blown beast, but it will be fast. The normal 2019 Ford Mustang GT makes 460hp and once Roush bolts a “Phase 1” TVS R2650 supercharger to that 5.0L V8, the car gets an extra 250 horsepower. If you need help with the math, that works out to 710hp. Roush is mum on the torque, but we assume it gets all the torques to boot.
It’s a glorious time to be a Mustang fan. Only a few short years ago a Roush supercharger bolted to a 4.6L V8 under the hood of the Mustang couldn’t match the 460hp the stock GT makes today. More power isn’t all the RS3 gets, however; Roush is rather known for making Mustang’s handle, and the RS3 gets a coilover suspension setup Roush promises is good for 1.07g on the skid pad. If you want even better handling, Roush offers a set of three-way adjustable coilover dampers as an option.
Roush fits the RS3 with 20-inch cast aluminum wheels with 275/35R20 tires and a fancy aero kit. Inside, the normal Mustang interior is made over with the