Ohio Dealer Sells Brand-New, 727-HP Supercharged Mustangs For Less Than $40,000

If horsepower per buck is your main criteria when buying an automobile, then look no further than to a Lebanon Ohio Ford dealer who will sell you a 727-horspower Mustang for just $39,995.

Compared to this beast, even the sixth-gen GT350 Mustang seems underpowered, as the dealer is offering a significantly uprated car with a Phase 2 Roush supercharger mated to its stock 435 HP, 5.0-litre V8. But how can this machine pack so much punch and still be $40,000 cheaper than Ford’s aforementioned Flat Plane Crank 526 HP V8 GT350, and $20,000 cheaper than a 707 HP, 6.2-litre HEMI Hellcat?

Simple, according to The Drive, Roush parts manager Charlie Watson said that the car is part of a decision they made “to focus on establishing a nationwide base of enthusiasts rather than making huge profits on each car.”

So, by taking a $32,395 Mustang GT, and $7,549.99 worth of Roush components – mixing it a little with labor costs – Lebanon Ford still manages to make a small profit and sell the car for less than $40k (albeit some discounts have probably found their way in the recipe).

No matter, the final result is a ridiculously low-priced muscle car, covered by a three-year, 30,000-mile warranty, but Watson said most of the customers don’t stop at the base price, many going for $45,000-$50,000, while some even reaching the $60,000 mark. Everything can be commissioned if your pockets are deep enough, from custom wheels, to a full Roush body-kit, bigger brakes and strong half-shafts.

The best part? The vehicles aren’t even sold out, with the dealer having sold just 24 models. You can find the blue example pictured below here.


  • Ellz


    • Andrewthecarguy

      Too bad the Mustangs are ugly.

      • TheHake

        I think they look great.

      • Michael_66589

        Previous generation was really good looking, actual has too much european style.

      • danno

        Can’t have a handle “thecarguy” and say you don’t like the look.
        Ain’t working for me.
        Is the 1990 Lada in your wheel house for good looks?

        • Andrewthecarguy

          You know danno I commend Ford for implementing a global design, a design the Euro guys can love, but for me it’s just not Yank enough. The previous iterations I like. This new one can’t seem to make up its mind. Is it muscle car or curvaceous coupe? The Challenger for example makes no apologies for its looks. The Mustang on the other hand is full of compromises.

          • Six Thousand Times

            It’s a little of both and that’s why I had to have one. The Challenger is a nasty fat pig. The 1970 Challenger looked great (though it wasn’t very modern technically – even for its day.) The current one looks like the same woman, 45 years on, trying to wear the same mini-dress she wore in college. The new Mustang moves the game on. It’s obviously a Mustang but a modern Mustang.

  • Thomas Maynard

    Maybe next time you should use photos of the Gt trim (5.0) considering that is the model they start with and not any other…

    • JohnCarscoop

      Yeah, you’re right. The gallery has been replaced with one of the actual 727hp Mustangs that are for sale along with the dealer’s flyer.

  • TheHake

    The $32k GT costs €115k in the Netherlands. DOH…

    • samurai

      Some european countries have insane tax for high emissions. But in germany the GT started at 40k€ at launch and increased to 43k€ atm (including 19% tax) but it always comes with the performance package and premium trim. So it’s about $41k before tax, quite similiar to the us price.

      • TheHake

        Yup, it’s ridiculous. It’s all about the emissions. I’d LOVE to drive a pick-up (Ford Ranger or VW Amarok), but in NL it’s just not possible.

        • Dennis James

          Well…in NL you should look into boats, not cars 🙂

          • TheHake

            Yup, I have a boat. But even though my house has water access, my stupid office does not. 🙁

    • DMJ

      How I understand your point! Here in Portugal the GT costs € 90k and the Ecoboost € 48k…you have to be crazy to pay double for a Mustang V8, specially when you can buy a M3/C63 AMG/Alfa Giulia Quadrifolio for less then € 100k.

      • TheHake


  • pity ford withdrew from japan. they have so many great cars.

  • JBsC6

    That’s awesome …way to go Roush and Ford dealer…..

    The warranty is cool……too….

    I’m tempted to throw an Eldebrock supercharger on my 440 hp c6 all the time but the finicky nature of modded cars tends to keep me at bay….

    Coming from a dealer though …..does make it easier to go in that direction.

    Ford fans rejoice and starting at 40 grand is affordable too….especially when dodges hellcat starts at 65.

    • Thomas Maynard

      You’d be surprised how reliable your car will still be with the edelbrock kit. It will literally drive like completely stock until you mat the gas. Plus, with all their r/d work it should hold up as well as a factory part would and they probably left it at a level where the rest of the car can take a beating and still stay standing. Definitely not the same case has h/c/i or turbo. I’m in the same boat cause I have a 5.0 and really don’t want to deal with the modified car life (been there done that with a few imports) but from what I’ve seen… bolt on kits from people like roush, vortech, paxton, and edelbrock are very reliable and super inconspicous. I’d say if you have the money for it, go for it.

  • Duke Woolworth

    Unless I had a Get Out Of Jail Free card, I’d try to be as inconspicuous as possible = pure stock looking.
    Who, me, officer?

  • smartacus

    Meanwhile an optioned out Civic Si goes for $30Grand!

  • dubfun

    Try collecting on that warranty when the motor detonates.

    • MrPC

      Don’t you think they’d cover it? The negative publicity would be awful if they didn’t.

    • T_Cake

      Maybe, but this isn’t Roush’s first rodeo when it comes to Muskrat tuning.

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