Roush Performance Stage 2 Mustang gets major upgrades for 2020

2020 Roush Stage 2 Ford Mustang

Roush Performance has revealed details of its updated Stage 2 Ford Mustang, featuring numerous updates for 2020.

Whilst Roush is known for creating supercharged ‘Stangs, the Stage 2 model is the most powerful naturally aspirated model it sells. 

An array of updates for the new model year are intended to enhance the usability of this modified Mustang.

Bring the noise

2020 Roush Stage 2 Ford Mustang

Using the 5.0-liter V-8 GT model as a base means the Stage 2 Mustang leaves the factory with 460 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. Roush leaves the engine alone, but does add a new performance exhaust system with black tailpipes. 

Buyers can also opt for the full Roush Active Exhaust system, allowing the exhaust note to be changed from inside the cabin. Special X- or H-pipe exhaust options are available for those who really want to hear the most of the Mustang V-8. 

Roush has updated the R9 body kit for 2020, featuring a new front bumper and grille designed to improve airflow. New hood and fender vents are said to help lower engine bay and drivetrain temperatures for improved performance. 

A jutting chin splitter, a special Roush-branded rear panel, and a decklid spoiler are also included. 

MagneRide suspension and more

2020 Roush Stage 2 Ford Mustang

One of the most significant changes for the 2020 Stage 2 Mustang is the use of a Roush-calibrated MagneRide suspension setup. This adaptive setup allows the driver to tailor the ride for street or track use as desired. 

Also new are a set of 20-inch FlowForm alloy wheels, finished in matte black and wrapped in Continental ExtremeContact tires. Again, the Roush options list offers greater choice should buyers want it, including Roush forged wheels and Brembo brakes for those who are looking to use their Mustang on track days. 

The interior of the Stage 2 Mustang has also been updated for 2020, with sports seats finished in black leather with contrast stitching. Roush adds American flag accents to the front seats as well, whilst the interior can also benefit from numerous optional enhancements.  

How fast do you want to go?

2020 Roush Stage 2 Ford Mustang

Pricing for the Roush Stage 2 Mustang begins at $12,995 above the regular production vehicle chosen as a base. The conversion is available for both fastback and convertible Mustangs, and applicable to cars with either manual or automatic transmissions.

Based upon the current MSRP for a new 2020 Ford Mustang GT, buyers would have to spend at least a total of $48,625 to take home a Roush Stage 2 model. A three-year/36,000-mile warranty is included in the sale. 

For those more concerned about outright performance, Roush does also offer a Phase 2 supercharger kit priced at $7,999.00. The lure of 750 horsepower and 670 lb-ft of torque could certainly prove to be appealing. 

Roush Phase 2 Mustang Supercharger Kit

This new Roush Performance supercharger takes a Ford Mustang to 750 HP

Roush Phase 2 Mustang Supercharger Kit

Ford tuning experts Roush Performance have announced details of their upgraded Phase 2 supercharger kit for V-8 Mustangs. 

Designed to fit 2018 to 2020 ‘Stangs powered by the 5.0-liter V-8 ‘Coyote’ engine, Roush promises this is “the most powerful retail supercharger” made by the Michigan-based company. 

With a claimed output of 750 horsepower, along with 670 lb-ft of torque, the new Phase 2 kit certainly has impressive numbers on its side.

Closing in on the GT500

Roush Phase 2 Mustang Supercharger Kit

The impressive new figures bring the can bring the output of a Roush-equipped Mustang close to the 760 horsepower found in the 2020 Ford Shelby GT500. Roush’s new ‘charger notably delivers more torque than the 625 lb-ft in the new $72,990 Shelby. 

Previous Roush superchargers had seen a peak power of 727 horsepower, but new modifications have unlocked the extra output. Calibration settings for 93-octane fuel have made the biggest difference, along with a new low-temperature radiator to keep everything chilled. 

According to Roush Performance, hundreds of hours of design and testing went into the new supercharger kit, which meets U.S. emissions regulations in all 50 states. Roush also states the kit can be combined with Mustangs using either the ten-speed automatic transmission, or the six-speed manual unit.

No fun for European Ford fans

Roush Phase 2 Mustang Supercharger Kit

However, those with latest European-specification ‘Stangs are out of luck. Due to the particulate filters fitted to comply with Euro 6.2 emission standards, the Roush Phase 2 kit cannot be used on those cars. 

When fitted by a Ford dealership, or a certified technician, the supercharger comes with a 3-year / 36,000-mile limited powertrain warranty. The $7,999.00 kit comes with all the necessary hardware of the conversion, which Roush estimates requires eight hours to perform.

Ford fans with an existing Phase 1 Roush-supercharged Mustang have the option of buying an upgrade kit for $649. This includes the new low-temperature radiator, and the updated ECU software for 93-octane fuel.

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Ford is giving every Mustang Shelby GT500 owner a free track day

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Buyers of the mighty new Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 now benefit from a complimentary driving instruction day at the new Ford Racing School based at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, North Carolina.

Called GT500 Track Attack, the new Ford Performance owner program gives owners training and insight from professionals into exactly what their new car is capable of.

Tuition takes place in the classroom, on one of America’s finest road courses, and a unique four-wide drag strip.

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Lessons include cornering, braking and launch techniques, all tailored specifically to the Shelby GT500. The professional instructors will also advise owners on how to use the various drive modes and launch control feature.

Those who are particularly keen can buy an optional second day of track tuition, on Ford Mustang GTs fitted with upgraded suspension and brakes.

“With its supercar-level powertrain, the all-new Shelby GT500 takes Mustang to a performance level once reserved only for exotics,” said Dave Pericak, Ford director of enterprise product line management.

“We’ve set a new standard among American performance cars with our most powerful street-legal V8 to date, plus the quickest-shifting transmission ever in a Mustang for all-out precision and speed.

“GT500 Track Attack is absolutely essential in helping owners understand how to get the most out of their cars.”

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Owners won’t have to pay a penny to attend the session, but will have to sort their own travel and hotel to North Carolina. Ford is investigating a system allowing owners to bring guests along, too.

Interested? Sign up here for more details about the new Shelby GT500 Track Attack Driving Experience as they go live.

Mecum 1967 Ford Mustang She Country

Buy the 1967 Ford Mustang made especially for women

Mecum 1967 Ford Mustang She CountryDenver was a hotbed of first-generation Ford Mustang special editions, but this model could be one of the very rarest.

Appearing at the upcoming 2019 Mecum Chicago sale, this 1967 She Country Special is one of fewer than 50 ever created. 

It is now set to play a leading role in the forthcoming auction, and represents the impressive legacy of a woman dubbed “Uncanny Annie” by Ford dealership owners. 

Designed for women, by a woman

Mecum 1967 Ford Mustang She CountryThe idea of cars tailored to female drivers was not a new concept in 1967. A decade before, Dodge had released the 1955 La Femme, based upon the Custom Royal Lancer model.

Dodge gave the La Femme an interior upholstered with pink rosebud tapestry, and provided each owner with a purse and lipstick designed to match their car. Overall sales figures were not recorded, but the La Femme vanished after just two years.

In contrast, the Mustang She Country was created by a go-getting female. Ann Goodro had assumed control of the Goodro Ford dealership in Denver, CO after her husband, Bill, passed away. She set about determined to make the business a success. 

Pastel paint and personalized plaques

Mecum 1967 Ford Mustang She CountryThe She Country Special Mustang was one of Ann Goodro’s plans to ensure her dealership would appeal to professional female customers. 

She personally picked a range of pastel color options, including the Evening Orchid of this car, along with Autumn Smoke, Bermuda Sand, and Limelite Green. Goodro also had each car fitted with a personalized interior plaque, and buyers would receive a special orchid corsage with their new Mustang.

Along with bespoke cars, Ann Goodro also transformed the inside of the Ford dealership. A special ‘women’s waiting area’ was created, bedecked with furniture and lighting from local department stores. 

Tickled pink with success

Mecum 1967 Ford Mustang She CountryAnn Goodro’s marketing tactics were a success, with her female-friendly approach driving up sales by an impressive 12 percent. 

A total of 48 She Country Specials were ordered to be built, with a mixture of hardtop and convertible body styles. This particular is said to be one of just 12 finished in Evening Orchid, and one of only two fitted with the big-block 390-cubic inch V-8 engine.

This car is also remarkable for having covered just 42,000 miles from new, and remains in unrestored condition. Original features include the automatic transmission, factory air conditioning, and push-button radio.

A rare collectible Mustang

Mecum 1967 Ford Mustang She CountryEven a ‘Goodro Ford’ dealership logo can be found on the rear bumper, whilst the seller has also retained the original window sticker. This all adds to the provenance of an already rare and special car.

First-generation Mustangs with V-8 engine will always have collectible appeal, but the exclusivity of this She Country Special should only add to the interest.

Due for sale on Saturday, October 26th, Lot S107 is one of the 1,000 vehicles set to cross the block at the Mecum Chicago event. Sales begin on Thursday, October 24th at the Schaumburg Convention Center.