Teaser for 2015 Roush RS2 MustangEnlarge Photo
In the same week that Saleen announced its first upgrades for the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang, rival tuner Roush, an equal legend when it comes to tuning the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] icon, released the first photo of its own upgraded 2015 Mustang.
Roush’s upgraded 2015 Mustang is expected to be revealed soon, most likely in the lead up to the 2014 SEMA show in November. That means that we don’t have all the details just yet, but we do know that the company is once again planning various stages of tune for the car, broken down into familiar RS, RS1, RS2 and RS3 packages.
The RS3 package will offer the most performance, at least initially. It’s designed for the Mustang GT and is expected to add a supercharger, just like in previous Roush RS3 Mustangs. The 2014 Roush RS3 Mustang was good for 575 horsepower and 505 pound-feet of torque, but we suspect there will be a little more on offer for the 2015 model.
Roush’s RS, RS1 and RS2 packages, meanwhile, will offer a series of enhancements for the respective Mustang V-6, Mustang EcoBoost and Mustang GT models, but without major powertrain upgrades.
This car in the teaser above is the 2015 Roush RS2 Mustang. More photos can be seen at Automobile, which reports that all 2015 Roush Mustangs will come with a custom body kit, a vented hood and a new grille. Other upgrades will include 20-inch cast wheels that are said to be lighter than the stock set, as well as six-piston Brembo brake calipers and adjustable suspension.
We expect a remarkably finished, well-tuned car. Ford gives a select core of tuners advanced access to its parts and cars, and Roush has a solid history of building Mustangs with more power, plus improved handling to match—as well as a little more bodywork or trim to stand out and be recognized, yet not so much so as to be garish.