There has never been a better time to be in the market for a muscle car. The level of performance that is available across the entire range of these cars, from base model to top trim, has never been so high. And America’s best-selling two-door muscle car, the Ford Mustang, packs a 310-hp turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine even in its most spartan guise. Regardless of how good the current Mustang lineup truly is, there are always some buyers who are looking for a little bit extra. For those people, we’d like you to meet the 2020 Roush Stage 2 Mustang.
Roush Performance is one of the most notable names in aftermarket performance. Known for their decades worth of experience cranking the Blue Oval’s pony car up a few notches, the Plymouth, Michigan-based company is not one to disappoint. The new Stage 2 package brings a mix of performance and style upgrades for those looking to stick out from the rest of the stable.
Under the new Roush hood, which is part of the R9 Aero Body Kit, sits the Mustang GT’s 5.0L Coyote V8, pumping out the same 460 horsepower. For owners hoping to get a little bit more oomph, Roush does offer an optional exhaust system with either an X- or H-pipe layout. The Stage 2 package includes a blacked out quad-tip setup out the rear as well.
Perhaps the most important performance upgrade comes by way of the all-new Roush-tuned MagneRide suspension, which reaches the road via a set of 20-inch Roush Flowform Wheels shod in some Continental ExtremeContact tires. Buyers can choose to spec some other performance bits on the Roush Stage 3 package, such as a powertrain cooling package and a Brembo Brake upgrade.
What the 2020 Roush Stage 2 Mustang is really all about is style. Beyond the aggressive body kit, the package includes a full graphics scheme complete with Roush badging. Even Ford’s Street Presence Exterior Lighting system gets the Roush treatment, which proudly displays the company’s logo. Inside the car comes standard with custom sport leather seats and a litany of Roush-branded items, like floor mats, door sill scuff plates, gauge cluster overlays, as well as a truck mounted toolkit.
In order to transform your Ford into a 2020 Roush Stage 2 Mustang, it’ll cost $12,995 plus whatever was paid for the donor car. While that is expensive, every car comes with a certificate of authenticity, a serialized dashboard and engine bay badging. Plus, the car is covered by Roush Performance’s 3yr/36,000-mile powertrain warranty.