Roush to offer upgrades for 2011 Ford Mustang GT in April

Roush Performance announced today that it will offer its Stage 1 and Stage 2 packages for the 2011 Ford Mustang GT in April.

“Using the new Ford 5.0-Liter, V-8 engine, both of these cars will have 412 horsepower and 390 ft.-lb. or torque, all while reaching an estimated 25 highway miles per gallon of fuel economy,” Roush said in a statement. “Also new for the 2011 model year is the standard six-speed transmission, something that Mustang fans have clamored for over the past several years.”

The Stage 1 package will consist of aesthetic changes such as the addition of the OEM-quality ROUSH body kit, while Stage 2 will offer suspension and handling upgrades in addition to appearance upgrades.

“The 2011 ROUSH® Stage 1™ and Stage 2™ Mustangs will represent an incredible value by blending appearance and handling with an amazing base Ford engine package,” said Jack Roush. “I expect that the 2011 Stage 1™ and Stage 2™ ROUSH® Mustangs could come close to matching the performance of some ROUSHcharged™ Mustangs we have offered in prior model years which will make them extremely exciting to drive and at a reasonable starting price point.”

For power upgrades, the Roush 427R engineering team is already working on producing a ROUSHcharger for the 2011 model year. Those packages won’t be offered until late summer.

– By: Omar Rana