Roush Performance has unveiled the new 2012 Roush Stage 3 (RS3) Mustang, which will be available in limited numbers. Defined as the Hyper-Series, the 2012 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang is powered by a TVS 2.3L ROUSHcharger system that could provide more than 540 hp of output and 465 ft/lbs of torque.
This dynamic powerplant is mated to a six-speed manual transmission and is complemented by a ROUSH-calibrated suspension that lowers the Mustang by nearly an inch while allowing the vehicle to pull more than 1G of lateral force on a dry skid pad. This Hyper-Series is specified with a ROUSH-tuned performance that is responsible for producing an ear-pleasing roar.
Roush Performance is offering four limited edition appearance packages for the 2012 Roush Stage 3 (RS3) Mustang. Gary Jurick, VP and General Manager of ROUSH Performance, quipped that the 2012 RS3 Mustang has been a big seller not just because of its power and handling performance, but also because of the available 288 graphics and paint color combo.
Jurick added that four distinct graphics and interior color package provide a customized look to the RS3. As standard, the 2012 RS3 Hyper-Series Mustang features a black body paint as a base. Customers could choose from the four available four color options - "Gas It Green," "Launch It Lemon," "Mat It Mango," and "Punch It Purple."
Roush Performance plans to build only 25 examples of each color and each will be serialized as Roush certified builds. In addition, each example will be numbered according to their production spot for each Hyper-Series color (i.e. "Vehicle #17 of 25 - Gas It Green ").
This color is also present on the exterior graphics, the rear faux gas cap and badges, as well as on the leather seating, the shift boot stitching and suede door panels. Moreover, each of the 2012 RS3 Hyper-Series Mustang features two shifter balls that could be swapped out according to the driver’s mood.
Each example of the Hyper-Series RS3 is covered by a the-year/36,000-mile warranty and will be available from Roush Performance starting October 2011. Further information can be obtained at http://www.roushperformance.com/2012-hyper-series-stage3-mustang.