It seems that almost everywhere you see a Ford Racing logo you also
see some variation of the name Jack Roush. A true man's man who
likes fast cars, fast planes, and sometimes mixing the two, "The
Cat in the Hat" has turned tweaking Ford's best high performance
hardware into a form of modern art. And that's the main reason his
namesake company, Roush Performance of Livonia, Michigan, virtually
OWNS the Ford tuner market. If you want a specialty piece that
actually has the performance to match its aesthetics, all you have
to do is look for a square fender badge that's comprised of a red
and black "R". And this 2007 Stage 3 is a low-mileage warhorse
that's functionally cooler thanks to a Roush Aerobody Kit,
significantly quicker thanks to a 415 horsepower ROUSHcharged V8,
and more athletic thanks to a Roush-tuned suspension. In fact, not
only is this top-notch Mustang fun, dependable and quick, it'll
also hold its own next to the coolest metal your local cruise-in
has to offer. If you're looking for the perfect combination of
classic show, OEM quality and major go, this exclusive Ford is the
deal of the year!
The fifth-generation Mustang is heralded as some of the best-looking metal produced in decades. With bulging fenders and crisp lines, the car's design not only plays well into the current trend of nostalgic goodwill, but also appeals to just about anyone with a pulse. And this low-mileage Roush Stage 3 takes those crowd-pleasing traits and wraps them in two things Mustangs arguably wear best - dark paint and aggressive stripes. In looking over this Ford's pristine body, it becomes obvious that the car's previous owners barely enjoyed any seat time at all. Its Vista Blue paint is glossy and devoid of any problem areas. That clean basecoat is accented by wrinkle-free graphics, which hearken back to ponies of yore. And, as a practically new offering, panel fitment and overall finish are still assembly line-perfect!
Combining sculpted, muscular sheetmetal and well-planned appearance upgrades with a buttoned down stance and clean, modern detailing, this awesome Roush creation takes Ford designer J. Mays' theme of 'retro-futurism' and literally brings it to life. At the front of the car, a Ford grille hangs a polished pony emblem between bright headlights, bright driving lamps and an aggressive Roush fascia that stretches a sculpted splitter between inset fog lamps. Behind that grille, a factory-spec GT hood anchors a familiar Roush scoop between stern "ROUSHCHARGED" scripts, power-operated mirrors and a white "ROUSH" windshield banner. At the sides of that hood, traditional Roush Performance emblems perfectly contrast color-keyed Roush rockers. And at the back of the car, tight canvas hugs an optional Roush convertible light bar while a second Roush fascia centers chrome exhaust tips beneath factory tail lamps, a Roush-branded faux fuel filler and a prominent Roush wing.
Created as a turnkey package for enthusiasts who want a reliably engineered Mustang that unlocks the full potential of Ford's legendary mod motor, the Roush Stage 3 utilizes a roots-style supercharger to crank out 415 horsepower and 385 lb./ft. of gravel-throwing torque. Roush's patented ROUSHcharger is an Eaton-produced blower that exhales through a relocated and redesigned single core cross-flow intercooler, which helps manage on-track temperatures and create gobs of torque-rich power. In front of that blower, a familiar Roush induction system provides both a cleaner appearance and better efficiency. Below that blower, a lightweight aluminum intake complements a beefy Roush radiator. And, even though Ford's go-to V8 is a very strong engine as is, the experts in Livonia went ahead and recalibrated the ECM just in case this Mustang's owner wanted to spend a bit of time at the track. Aesthetically, the crisp engine bay displays hardly any signs of usage. And naturally, small plaques confirm the car's coveted exclusivity.
Straight from Dearborn the D2C Mustang platform is a very capable foundation; and with a few upgrades from Roush Performance, it becomes a true force to be reckoned with! Behind the engine, a proven Tremec 5-speed drives a rugged Ford 8.8-inch axle that's wraps a limited-slip differential around 3.55 gears. That stout drivetrain powers a tuned front strut and 3-link rear suspension that's fitted with large sway bars, uniquely valved shocks, better struts and increased-rate springs. Braking is handled by a cool conglomeration of 14-inch Roush binders, factory rear discs, standard anti-lock software and standard traction control. The car's killer engine note is provided by a Roush-tweaked exhaust system. And at the corners of the floor, forged Roush wheels spin super sticky 275/40ZR18 BF Goodrich G-Force T/As around optional locking lug nuts.
Unlike most tuners, Roush Performance adds attractive interior upgrades to all their vehicles. Steal one glance inside this low-mileage pony car and you'll find a top-of-the-line cockpit that still retains its hallowed new car appearance. The seats are supple leather buckets which wrap Roush Stage 3 Mustang Dark Charcoal and Blue surfacing around 6-way power adjustment for the car's driver. In front of those thrones, a Ford dash founds Roush Stage 3 white-face telemetry behind stylish Roush trim. Beneath that dash, billet Roush foot pedals front clean carpet, which floats Roush-themed floor mats between Roush-themed sills and a Ford console that's topped by a billet Roush shifter. In front of the driver, a silver-spoked steering wheel laps a tilting column. The tunes keep bumping thanks to a powerful Shaker 500 audio system. And naturally, all the amenities and convenience features you've come to expect in a modern classic are present and accounted for, including climate control, Cruise Control and full power accessories.
Here's a detailed look at this Ford's factory Window Sticker.
2007 GT Convertible Deluxe
4.6 liter, 3-valve OHC V8
5-speed manual transmission
Vista Blue paint
Dark Charcoal cloth interior
STANDARD EQUIPMENT INCLUDED AT NO EXTRA CHARGE:
17-inch premium painted cast aluminum wheels
P235/55ZR17 Z-rated tires
Rear decklid spoiler
Front fog lamps
Stainless steel dual exhaust
Dual power mirrors
Variable interval wipers
Rear window defroster
Premium AM/FM CD player that's complete with a clock
Auxiliary audio input jack
Cloth bucket sport seats
Power 6-way driver's seat
Center console with armrest
Tilt steering wheel
Power door locks
Dual vanity mirrors
4-wheel power disc brakes
Power rack-and-pinion steering
Two power points
ABS and traction control
Driver and front passenger airbags
3-point safety belts
Securilock PASS anti-theft
Remote Keyless Entry
Black vinyl top ($00)
Driver Ornamentation Package ($195)
California Emissions System ($00)
Limited-slip axle that's complete with 3.55 gears ($100)
AM/FM stereo that's complete with MP3 compatibilit...for more information please contact the seller.
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