Limited Edition Roush Roadster: the Hottest Auto Rush

By: Joe Thompson

The limited edition version of the Ford Mustang convertible, which was unveiled at last year's 2006 SEMA Show, hits the industry with a bang. The ROUSH Roadster, a one-of-a-kind Mustang, is now on sale through ROUSH-authorized Ford dealers nationwide.

The ROUSH Roadster is a custom painted, two-toned cruiser which has been engineered to satisfy aficionados who wanted a free-spirited type of driving with the wind blowing through their hair. To come up with the limited edition version, ROUSH factory technicians in Livonia, Michigan started out with a base Ford Mustang GT. To make it exceptional from the base Ford Mustang, ROUSH incorporated a four-piece aerobody kit that includes a front fascia, hood scoop, chin spoiler and rear wing.

The most captivating enhancement made to the car is its two-color paint scheme. The scheme is composed of black across the top of the car with a choice of Torch Red, Redfire, Vista Blue, Silver or Grabber Orange as the base. The scheme also added a pinstripe that runs along the corner of the car. The design makes the car more attention-grabbing than the traditional Mustang.

The ROUSH Roadster is further accented by the ROUSH 20-inch RR04 forged chrome wheels, convertible light bar and Cooper Tires. The car's interior is accented by custom sport leather seating with the unique ROUSH Roadster logo. It is also given a billet aluminum pedal kit and embroidered floor mats to enhance the look and feel of the car's interior.

"We have done some limited edition convertibles in the past, but this new ROUSH Roadster is certainly one of the finest looking cars we have ever designed," said Jack Roush. "The two-tone paint scheme is beautiful and with the top down the stresses of the day just seem to go away with the wind. I know that the plan is only to make 100, but I think that number might have to be reduced by one as there should be a Roadster in my garage."

Jack Roush is famed for his lifelong passion for hot rods and racing. Ford Mustangs are also considered the driving force that triggered Roush to create ROUSH Performance Products, a company offering an extensive line of aftermarket performance parts, vehicles and crate engines.

The ROUSH design and upgrades bridge the gap between road and track. They are made with seamless blend of racing performance experience and formidable OEM engineering. They are utilized to pave way for a smooth yet thrilling ride while further visual appeal of the car. In addition, the are upgraded to improve the performance of the limited edition Mustang.

Only 100 ROUSH Roadsters are assembled. This is expected to tickle aficionados' desire and auto collectible fetish. Options for the car include a ROUSHcharger powertrain upgrade which boosts the stock Ford GT 4.6L, V-8 engine to 415 horsepower, white face gauge clusters with illuminated Jack Roush signature, interior carbon fiber design dash trim kits, short throw shifters, and more all designed to enhance the performance or appearance of the car as desired.

The new roadster is also equipped with custom-designed ROUSH lowering springs and jounce bumpers to lower it by about an inch. This is done to deliver smoother ride and furthering visual appearance.

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