The ROUSH 428R Mustang will arrive at participating
Ford dealerships in October 2007.
“We are continuing to honor and celebrate
the heritage of the proudest models of Ford racing history –
the 427, 428 and 429 (engines),” stated Jack Roush. “These
are iconic numbers in the Ford world and it is an honor to put them
onto ROUSH Mustangs and insert them back into the muscle car world.”
“The 427R is easily the most popular Mustang
model that ROUSH has ever introduced to the market,” said
Joe Thompson, ROUSH Performance’s vice president and general
manager. “That vehicle will remain the cornerstone of our
lineup, but to celebrate Ford’s history of automotive breakthroughs
we will build a 428R in 2008 and a 429R in 2009. These cars are
intended to be a collector’s edition with limited production
that pays respect to Ford Muscle Car history.”
The 2008 ROUSH 428R Mustang is limited to 200
vehicles, each a potent street slayer with 435 horsepower and 400
lb.-ft. of torque thanks to the famous ROUSHcharger system, which,
in the 428R is a chrome powdercoat which glistens when the hood
is raised. Other under-the-hood goodies include ROUSH billet radiator
and intercooler radiator caps, oil cap, and strut tower caps which
add to the sparkling engine compartment.
The looks of the car continue on the exterior
also, with the ROUSH front fascia, chin spoiler, hood scoop and
rear wing adding to the muscular look. The locking hood pins show
the world that there is something lurking under the hood, and the
black bar high-flow grille adds to the aesthetics.
As for handling, the ROUSH suspension package
makes it simple to manage the left and right turns. Changed by the
ROUSH technicians are the front and rear shocks, front and rear
springs, front and rear sway bars, jounce bumpers and an anti-wheel
hop kit is installed at the Livonia, Mich., factory. ROUSH 18-inch
cast wheels and high-performance tires grip the road, and the offroad
exhaust system gives the ROUSH 428R the necessary growl expected
from a V-8 Mustang.
The interior of the 428R gets the ROUSH treatment
as well as ROUSH sport leather seating is installed, the white face
electro luminescent gauge cluster, and the ROUSH short throw shifter
with retro ball makes quick gear changes. Rounding out some of the
interior upgrades are ROUSH sill plates and floor mats.
As with all ROUSH vehicles, the 428R comes with
unique fender and decklid badges as well as a pair of engine bay
plaques to authenticate this as an official ROUSH vehicle. Each
vehicle comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Jack
Roush. The ROUSH 428R is available with either a five-speed manual
or automatic transmission.
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.
In addition to the Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3 Ford Mustang and
F-150 styling, handling and performance upgrades, a complete line
of performance parts and crate engines are offered. For more information
see your local ROUSH dealer, visit www.ROUSHperformance.com
or telephone toll-free (800) 59-ROUSH.