If you aren’t familiar with Roush Performance, get out from under that rock man! Anybody who uses the Mustang as their canvas is alright in my books; and when they take that canvas and elevate it like a DaVinci or a Michaelangelo, to the tune of 700 horsepower, well. Let’s just say I don’t know much about art, but I know what I like. Read on to find out a bit more about Roush Performance, the man behind the name, and the Mustangs that Roush Performance tune to absolute perfection.
Roush Performance is an American automotive company (although they’ve branched out to Mexico as well as Great Britain) that specializes in engineering, developing, and manufacturing bad-ass, high performance parts for both street and competitive racing. It has been around for over 40 years unofficially, but was founded in 1995 by its namesake Jack Roush, an automotive legend, who still owns and operates the company to this day. Roush Performance specializes in Ford vehicles, predominantly the Mustang, F-150, and Focus, but it even extends its reach to school buses. Roush Performance has a line of propane conversion kits for school buses they call ROUSH CleanTech, which converts the bus’ engine to a propane autogas engine that saves money and lowers the vehicle’s carbon footprint, all without affecting the warranty or functionality.
Of course this is all made possible by CEO and founder of the company, Jack Roush. Roush, a co-owner of Nascar team Roush Fenway Racing, has so many mathematics and physics degrees you would need your own mathematics degree to count them all. Captivated by all things running on an engine, Roush worked for Ford early in his career and, save for a short stint as an engineer at Chrysler, has been a huge proponent of Ford vehicles. Nicknamed the ‘Cat in the Hat’ due to his trademark Panama hat, he was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2006. Even at the ripe old age of 76, Jack Roush finds himself at the track on a regular basis, and even flies his own plane; although, after surviving two plane crashes, one might think that he’d stick to driving (not this bad-ass though).
Can’t Roush Perfection
Roush Performance is known as a vehicle “Manufacturer of Record,” in the sense that the company modifies Ford’s to the point that they are no longer Fords but rather Roush vehicles, and carry a Roush factory warranty. Vehicles like the Roush F-150, Roush Raptor, or the Roush Jackhammer Mustang. The Jackhammer is a thing of absolute beauty — a supercharger boosted engine that cranks out 710 horses in either a 6-speed manual or 10-speed automatic, as well as unique and aerodynamic styling. A true work of art, and it is as simple as buying a new Mustang fastback, shipping it Roush, and having them ship you a car that more closely resembles a supercar than a fresh off the lot Mustang.
A Roush Performance Mustang is a thing of art. But rather than being on display in the Louvre, it should be on display in your garage. Come by Team Ford and find your Mustang today, and see if we can’t get you in touch with the good folks from Roush Performance. Art is subjective, whereas performance is not. And you’d be hard-pressed to find a Mustang that performs better than a Roush.