2011 Roush Mustang 5XR – 525 Supercharged Horsepower! Road Test TV

October 3rd, 2010 by Road Test TV

Road Test TV – The base 2011 Mustang  GT has 412 horsepower billowing from its 5.0 liter V8; however, to some – that’s not good enough.   Well, that’s where Roush comes in.  For 2011, Roush has created the Mustang 5XR package to take the Mustang GT to the next level.  What do you get with the 5XR Roush Package?   Well, for starters, you get a R2300 ROUSHcharger (Roush speak for Supercharger) bolted to Ford’s already stout 5.0-liter V8.  The result:  525 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque.  More than a 100 horsepower increase.

When Jack Roush modifies a Mustang, he doesn’t stop at the engine.   Roush apparently wants everyone to know your driving one of his beasts as the 5XR has many visual signals to make sure Roush is broadcast loud and clear.  Roush modifies the exterior with a new front fascia with splitter;  aggressive rocker panels; modified rear valance and a three-piece deck lid spoiler.   Just in case there is any doubt as to what your driving, Roush sprinkles numerous Roush badges throughout the car to solve that problem.

Under the 2011 Roush Mustang 5XR, there are more modifications.  The 5XR package also includes modified suspension with new front shocks, rear springs as well as beefier front and rear stabilizer bars.  Roush also improved the wheels and tires on the 2011  Mustang 5XR to help plant the additional power to the ground. The 5XR will ride on 20-inch wheels wrapped with high-performance Cooper RS3 tires.

Only 150 5XR Mustangs will be built in 2011.  The 5XR package will be a dealer installed option on the 2011 Mustang GT  and only performed by Roush-certified Ford dealers.   The cost of the base 5XR package is $15,390, not including the price of the car.  There are numerous options which can be added to the 5XR package such as larger brakes, custom gauges and special seats.  To see the Official Ford/Roush press release, read after the jump.

LIVONIA, Mich. – Jack Roush is a man who knows how to coax horsepower from an engine. ROUSH® has become an automotive powerhouse based on this simple premise, and he couldn’t wait to get his hands, and his engineering team, on the new Ford 5.0L engine. The end result, and the car fans of the ROUSH Mustang have been waiting for, is the 2011 ROUSH 5XR™ Mustang with “more power” under the hood thanks to the factory-installed ROUSHcharger®.

Make no mistake, the 2011 ROUSH 5XR is a runner. With the R2300 ROUSHcharger installed the 2011 ROUSH 5XR Mustang will sport an “extreme” 525 horsepower under the hood, along with an “exciting” 465 lb.-ft. of torque. To keep the “exclusivity” high, there will be a maximum of just 150 units of the 2011 ROUSH 5XR Mustang built, each with a 3-year/36,000 mile warranty on the powertrain and ROUSH components. The 2011 ROUSH 5XR Mustang is available in a coupe or convertible, but only with a six-speed manual transmission.

“I’m always excited to get an opportunity to work on a new engine, and the Ford 5.0-liter is a great platform. It has 412 horsepower to begin with, but our group was able to coax out another 113 horsepower with the ROUSHcharger. The 2011 ROUSH 5XR runs fast, sounds great, and is another amazing addition to the ROUSH Mustang heritage,” said Jack Roush, motorsports legend and chairman of ROUSH Enterprises.

To handle the road, a ROUSH suspension kit has been installed to provide superior handling and ride control. This includes front struts, rear shocks and rear springs, front and rear stabilizer bars. The car rides on ROUSH 20-inch chrome rims with high-performance Cooper RS3 tires.

The installed ROUSH exhaust with square tips gives the 2011 ROUSH 5XR Mustang a deep, throaty sound worthy of a supercharged American V-8 muscle car. The aggressive ROUSH body kit changes the appearance of the car so people know that this is not just any Ford Mustang prowling the roads. The appearance upgrades include a ROUSH front fascia with driving lamps, front chin splitter, side rocker splitters, rear valance and three-piece decklid spoiler. A ROUSH upper billet grille streamlines the front of the vehicle and provides some additional cooling to the engine, and a unique 2011 ROUSH 5XR Mustang graphics package trims out the appearance of this limited edition vehicle. Badging unique to this vehicle can be found throughout the 2011 ROUSH 5XR Mustang.

One thing that makes this car different from previous ROUSH Mustangs is that the 2011 ROUSH 5XR Mustang will be sold only as a post-title vehicle. This means that the authorized ROUSH-Ford dealership must pre-sell the car to a customer or title the vehicle before the order can be placed in the ROUSH system. The 2011 ROUSH 5XR Mustang is not available for sale in California. Please contact your local ROUSH-authorized Ford dealer for more information, or visit www.ROUSHperformance.com to locate your nearest dealer.

A letter of authenticity, personally signed by Jack Roush, will be sent to each buyer of the 2011 ROUSH 5XR Mustang. The 2011 ROUSH 5XR package carries a suggested retail price of $15,390 in addition to the cost of the base Mustang chassis.

In addition to the rich collection of standard features, a variety of upgrade options are available for the 2011 ROUSH 5XR Mustang, including color-matched sport leather seats, big four-piston brakes with 14-inch slotted rotors, vent pod gauge, and a lower three-piece billet grille. For more information on the 2011 ROUSH 5XR Mustang, visit www.ROUSHperformance.com/5XR or call toll-free (800) 59-ROUSH .

Based in Livonia, Mich., “The Art of Performance Engineering” takes place at ROUSH Performance. To get a look behind the scenes at what goes on at ROUSH and how the vehicles are designed, manufactured and produced logon to www.ROUSHtv.com. For more information see your local ROUSH dealer, visit www.ROUSHperformance.com or telephone toll-free (800) 59-ROUSH . Follow us on Twitter @_ROUSH_ or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/roushperformance.

One Response to “2011 Roush Mustang 5XR – 525 Supercharged Horsepower! Road Test TV”

  1. February 11, 2011 at 12:32 am, kelby williams said:

    I would like to see more details on the 2011 roush5xr mustang for as the interior,price, and just overall details.


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