If you’ve got a hankering for a modern day pony car that kicks like a mule, the Stage 3 Mustang from Roush Performance really ought to make your list.
Powered by the Mustang GT’s 5.0-liter V8 engine, with some help from a 2.3-liter TVS roots-type supercharger, horsepower and torque each maintain healthy margins over stock figures, peaking at 670HP and 545 lb-ft, respectively. The Stage 3 Mustang also features some revised suspension hardware, including ride-height adjustable coilovers with “optimized compression and rebound settings” and zinc-plated housings. Or, step up to an optional 3-way adjustable coilover system, and you gain control over the compression and rebound rates, as well.
Those dampers boast stainless steel housings, for even better corrosion-resistance and strength.
Plenty of aggressive, dramatic aerodynamic pieces can be found throughout, but perhaps the coolest feature of the Roush Stage 3 Mustang is an available Roush Active Exhaust system, which lets the user switch between pre-programmed Touring, Sport, and Track noise levels, and even tailor a Custom setting to their own taste using a smartphone app. With the app, the exhaust can be programmed to go from fully-closed to fully-open or anywhere in-between at certain engine or vehicle speeds.
Be sure to watch the full video tour above for a more complete look at the Roush Performance Stage 3 Mustang.