Last weekend, at the 2017 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction in Arizona, a 2015 Ford Mustang GT customized as a tribute to Jack Roush and his racing accomplishments garnered a $175,000 winning bid. All of the proceeds will go to Military Assistance Mission – a group which provides “financial and morale aid” to Arizona’s active-duty military members, their families, and wounded armed service men and women.
The 2015 “Jack Roush Tribute” Ford Mustang celebrates thirty years of Roush’s race-spec Motorcraft Mustang, which won the 1986 IMSA GTO title several times in the 1980s. The contemporary car boasts 727 horsepower, thanks to a Roush Performance R2300 TVS supercharger, and 1.07g of cornering grip with a 3-way adjustable Roush TrakPak coilover suspension system tuned by pro World Challenge driver Jack Roush Jr. Custom-forged HRE C100 racing wheels occupy all four corners, and the car has a proper (read: “manual”) transmission.
But more important than any of that is the exterior color scheme, which mimics the red-and-white pattern of the original Roush Motorcraft Mustang. The names of Motorcraft, Roush Performance, and Cooper (tires) adorn the body, achieving a real race-car aesthetic.
For more photos and info, see the original listing at Barrett-Jackson.com.