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Matt Farah Drives A Roush Stage 3 Ford Mustang GT: Video

How does the supercharged Stage 3 Ford Mustang GT from Roush Performance stack up against the venerable Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang and its normally-aspirated 5.2-liter “Voodoo” V8? We’re about to find out.

In the latest episode of The Smoking Tire‘s “One Take,” presenter Matt Farah drives a Roush Stage 3 Mustang GT through a winding mountain path, inevitably comparing it to the Shelby GT350R he drove back in April. But where the Shelby derives its awesome performance from a MagneRide suspension, carbon fiber wheels, and an especially high-revving flat-plane crank motor, the RS3 Mustang GT takes a more blue-collar approach, employing a 2.3-liter TVS (Twin-Vortices Series) supercharger to boost output to an unholy 670 horsepower – almost 150HP more than the GT350R.

Of course, that’s not all you get with the RS3 Ford Mustang GT; the suspension is upgraded with a standard single adjustable coilover system, or an optional “competition-tuned” 3-way adjustable setup, while Roush’s new R7 aerobody ensures improved downforce and increased airflow through the radiator. The example shown here, belonging to professional drifter Justin Pollock, also features a roll cage and aftermarket Falken tires.

Is all that enough to allow this RS3 Mustang GT to match the thrills of the Shelby GT350R? Watch the video to find out.

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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