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ROUSH WILL REVEAL ITS MOST POWERFUL FORD MUSTANG EVER AT SEMA 2019

The High End Performance Company Is Taking An Icon To New Power Limits

Jack Roush Edition Mustang S650 Next-generation Ford Performance

The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 and its 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft of torque off the assembly line is showing up the aftermarket and tuning companies that could otherwise claim to build a more powerful Mustang. However, the folks at Roush Performance may be putting their say into the matter, as the company just teased what will be its most powerful Mustang muscle car ever built.

For starters, only 60 will be built, which means they’re likely to command a steep premium once things are made more official. Additionally, being that it will be the most powerful Roush Mustang ever, there has to be be over 710 horsepower under the hood. Will it be more powerful than the 2020 Shelby GT500? We like to think it will. After all, this variant will be called the Jack Roush Edition Mustang, and we’re sure that the company’s founder and owner wouldn’t put his name on a car if it absolutely wasn’t the ultimate example of what’s possible.

Jack Roush
Jack Roush Sr.

Power aside, the Jack Roush Edition Mustang will have its own calibrated magnetic ride suspension, signed racing seats, fender vents, special forged wheels, an active carbon fiber wing and other aerodynamic upgrades. But we’ll have to wait for the 2019 SEMA Show in November to see the full thing.

As Roush puts the finishing touches on its super Ford Mustang, the 2020 Shelby GT500 will soon hit the market, and will carry a C8 Corvette-eclipsing MSRP with C8 Corvette-eclipsing horsepower. It will be capable of going for 0-100 mph and back down to zero in an incredible 10.6 seconds. Main contributors to this number are the super sticky Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, the new Tremec TR-9070 DCT 7-speed dual-clutch transmission that can shift in 80 milliseconds, 16.5 inch front rotors (the largest of any muscle car currently on sale), and of course, 760 crank horsepower and 625 lb-ft of torque from the GT500’s awesome 5.2L supercharged V8 engine. 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 0-60 times are still mum.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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