Given that the 21st century has seen a sort of return to the roots aspect for the Mustang, it was probably only a matter of time before the Boss 302 made a return. Over the last few years there's been steady and growing interest in the concept of a new-age Trans Am Special.
Jim Clarke led the charge with the creation of the 5.0 HO V8 for the Mustang in 1982 and was responsible for the continuous improvement of the 5.0 throughout the '80s. What Jim and his team accomplished is truly amazing.
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For a quick refresher on how evolution works, look no further than the Ford Mustang. Each generation gets more powerful, more capable, and more comfortable, all to keep up with the Bowties across town. This 2014 Ford Mustang Roush Stage 3 is a beautifully preserved, unmodified specimen, but dont for a minute think that its a pushover. Not with 575 horsepower on tap, its not. The burgundy color is rather rare and its is an excellent choice on your 550+ horsepower Mustang. Elegant, pure, and unadorned, it lets the horsepower do all the talking. The all-new Mustang bodywork retains the classic look and theres no question that this one has Ford Blue blood running through its veins, although the Roush body kit makes it look even sleeker than before. Obviously its always been a fair-weather toy and not a daily driver, and with 7870 miles on the clock, it still looks virtually new. There might be a nick here and there, and maybe a scuff on the low-hanging chin spoiler, but were guessing that this car enjoyed being babied almost every weekend. The finish is spectacular, far better than youd expect for a mass-produced pony car, and the Roush upgrades do make the all-new Mustang look longer, lower, and yes, nastier. Youd be a fool to mess with this car on the street. Ford gave the Mustang big upgrades inside, starting with ultra-supportive leather bucket seats that are only a few steps away from being racetrack-ready. The horizontal pleats are definitely a nod to the past but everything else is state-of-the-art in pony car performance. Theres almost zero wear on any of the seating surfaces and just a few creases from someone sitting behind the wheel, but theyre easy to miss. Everything else is as-new and fully operational. The gauges are retro-style but high-tech, with the computer screen between them so you can select trip functions or seat the car up just the way you want it. Theres a ripping 6-speed shifter in the center console, topped by a fat cue ball knob thats pure retro cool and the big trunk is surprisingly functional for a car whose primary mission is speed. And this car is so fresh, even the original floor mats havent been installed yet The 5.0 liter DOHC supercharged Coyote V8 has everything Roush knows about horsepower packed into it. In the day of 700+ horsepower Dodge Hellcats and 650 horsepower Camaros, it was the only proper response. The big supercharger sits on top, funny car style, and force-feeds the high-tech powerplant enough boost to make 575 horsepower and 505 pounds of torque. It is not modified and hasnt been raced, so no worries about a track dog or a car thats been thrashed, and it has obviously been well-maintained. A few red accents suggest this isnt a garden-variety Mustang and of course there are the requisite production badges that make it special. Underneath, theres a Roush-tuned suspension and barking exhaust system, and they work to elevate the Mustangs performance significantly. Giant Brembo disc brakes give it plenty of stopping power for the engines performance and the grippy Cooper radials on optional Hyper Black Roush alloy wheels do their best to hook it all up. Always exclusive and always fast, this Roush delivers more of everything that makes the Mustang great. Beautifully preserved and unmodified, this is the one to keep for posterity. Call now!
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