Looking for a Mustang a little different from showroom stock? You’re in luck, because there are plenty of tuners applying their skills to the pony car. Roush is arguably among the best of them, and now it’s made its performance (or at least its styling) that much more accessible with the launch of the 2017 Roush Mustang RS.
Based on the base V6 model, the RS package leaves the engine alone and focuses mostly on appearance. It features a full aero kit, including new grille openings, front splitter, decklid spoiler, and air scoops in the hood, rear fender and windowframe.
Roush badges appear all over the vehicle to let everyone know where it came from, and there are plenty of customization options inside and out. Blacked-out 19-inch wheels come standard, but customers can step up to 20-inch alloys coated in ultra-high-performance Cooper rubber.
There’s an exhaust upgrade available as well, but aside from that, the 3.7-liter V6 engine stays bone stock at 300 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. But here’s the kicker: the upgrade costs only $4,500, for a turn-key price of less than $30,000. That’s less than you’d pay for a base GT fastback, but with a whole lot more style – even if it does only run skin deep.