The tuning experts at Roush have unveiled the Stake 3 kit, or the RS3 package, for the 2012 Ford Mustang. It has only been two months ago that the Stage 1 and Stage 2 kits were introduced but with the Stage 3, tuning has been brought to an extreme level.
The Stage 3 kit was specifically made for the 5.0-liter V8, which has now been fitted with an R2300 ‘ROUSHcharger’ supercharger that pumps up to 12 psi of boost.
The combination of this charger with a new induction system, high-flow exhaust and modified ECU gives a power boost of 540hp and 465 pound-feet (630 Nm) of torque. The package also includes an awesome graphics and appearance package.
With the front fascia blacked-out, the RS3 is shown in a form that could be described as classic but intimidating. But what’s at the rear decklid blackout is what makes this package a true standout – the imprinted signature of motorsports legend Jack Roush.
Another customization treat from Roush is the availability of up to 288 color and pinstriping combinations, which can all be adjusted through a recently launched online configurator.
Additional modifications include a set of 20-inch wheels, uprated brakes, Cooper RS3 tires, and a full Roush suspension kit that adds upgraded struts, shocks and springs. Roush offers these modifications with a three year/36,000 mile powertrain warranty.
Beyond the graphics and paint job offered by the Stage 3 kit, the choices for color move forward with the high performance brake calipers presented in two paint options. While the 4-piston 14-inch rotor system is painted in black, there will be the option to have it in ROUSH Red. Even the wheels will offer new color choices.
One can get the 20-inch Chrome Wheel or the 20-inch Hyper-Black. To look at all the available colors, graphic highlights, painted calipers, and even wheel options, just go ahead and visit the ROUSH Online Vehicle Configurator. It does not stop there as the RS3 has with it a number of body styling upgrades.
These include the ROUSH front fascia with the driving lights, side rocker splitters, and chin spoiler. At the rear portion, there are the deck-lid spoiler, rear valence, and the square exhaust tips with its new design.
For the inside, some of the improvements are the ROUSH illuminated sill plates and the ROUSH leather seats that have been decorated with the Stage 3 logo. Then there is the four-piece performance pedals and shifter ball that can come in either white or black. There is also the Stage 3 badge inside on which the serial number of the car has been engraved.