2017 ROUSH RS Mustang: A Beast That Only Costs Under 30,000 Dollars

Mar 03, 2017 09:30 AM EST | Anthony Aventador

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From the outside, the 2017 ROUSH RS Mustang delivers what everyone expects such as an aggressive, performance, and race-inspired styling vehicle. Also, the new muscle car retails for under $30,000 for the car plus upgrades.

The new model is the new entry-level car for the brand's tuning lineup, and it's equipped with a naturally aspirated V6 under its hood. The engine boasts a healthy 300 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque while delivering an impressive 28 mpg on the highway and 19 mpg in the city.

The highly balanced front-to-back weight distribution makes this new model amazing nimble out of the box. Its Roush front fascia and other body components and badging give the Mustang the identity that blends the line between a road car and a race car.

New to the 2017 model, is a Mustang GT Performance Pack wheels and tires or the optional Roush wheels and ultra-high-performance tires to take on the corners with a vengeance. In addition, an optional Low Gloss Black Rear Decklid Spoiler is also offered to add an even edgier look.

Each of the 2017 ROUSH RS Mustang models is equipped with the tuning firm's Aero Body Component Package, which has an exclusive front fascia with aero pockets, front chin splitter, high-flow upper and lower grilles, and unique driving lamps. An optional aero body extras will include a body side scoops, a hood scoop, flowing rocker panels aids, fender badges, a rear decklid spoiler, and a rear blackout panel with "Roush" lettering.

Furthermore, the optional side graphics on Roush's RS, Stage 1, and Stage 2 Ford Mustang versions have all been updated to keep things fresh. The new updates include a 20-inch polished wheel, a hood strut lift-assist kit, driving pedals made of billet aluminum, and a new leather seating with genuine Recaro seats offered in Stage 1 and two versions.

Justin Schroeder, Roush Director of Vehicle Operations, said, "The 2017 Roush Mustangs are a direct reflection of our culture at Roush Performance." We build vehicles and parts built to last because our people are passionate about creating the high-performance lifestyle. We live it, and want our customers to live it as well."

 

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