Buh bye 2017, make room for the 2018's!
Today, October 25th, 2017, marks the day the last ’17 ROUSH Mustang will roll across their assembly line in Plymouth, Michigan. The last Mustang was optioned very nicely. It started out as a Magnetic Metallic, Mustang GT Convertible. It was outfitted with ROUSH’s Stage 3 Package which includes their 670hp Phase 1 Supercharger, full R7 Aero Package, 20″ Quicksilver Wheels, 1-way adjustable ROUSH coilovers, Extreme-Duty half shafts and “ROUSH” badging.
Even though the ROUSH Stage 3’s come with awesome standard features, this Mustang got a few optional equipment add ons to make it unique. Let’s start with the ROUSH ActiveExhaust! This exhaust system has a dial that is mounted on the center console. This dial will open and close the valves on your exhaust to go from wild to mild in a matter of seconds. There is also a custom setting. If you download the ROUSH ActiveExhaust application on your smartphone, it allows you to customize your exhaust tone based on vehicle speed, engine speed and throttle position. We have this same exhaust setup on our personal ROUSH inspired S550!
Since this Mustang is a convertible, the ROUSH rear spoiler wasn’t included with the package because the 3rd brake light would be covered up. The factory leather seats were replaced by leather / alcantara ROUSH embroidered seats. These still retain the factory aesthetics but give the cockpit a classier feel. Some other small add-ons include:
- Billet Performance Pedals
- Hood Heat Extractors
- Hood Strut Kit
- Trunk Mounted Toolkit
- Black/Silver Badged Coil Covers
- Red Blooded American Accent Graphic
The Quicksilver wheels were replaced with a set of Forged Palladium Grey Wheels. They come wrapped in an ultra-high performance set of Cooper RS3 tires on all four corners to handle all those extra ponies stuffed under the hood.
This is the 338th ROUSH Stage 3 assembled during 2017. While the ’15-’17 S550 had an awesome run in the ROUSH facility, we are excited to see the new refreshed ’18 ROUSH Mustangs get into the hands of their new owners.