2012 Roush Mustang Stage 3 Premier Edition

Las Vegas – Automotive performance and racing legend Jack Roush today unveiled the 2012 ROUSH Stage 3 Premier Edition Mustang at the Sherwin-Williams Automotive booth at the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) annual meeting in Las Vegas.

Roush was joined by NASCAR Sprint Cup series and Roush Fenway Racing team driver David Ragan as together they uncovered the dazzling orange ‘Mat It Mango’ 2012 Mustang, which also featured highlighted, painted graphics in its exclusive ‘Sin City Silver’ and ‘Performance Pearl’ colors.

A special feature of the 2012 ROUSH Stage 3 Premier Edition is their new color options package, allowing for personal customization of three different aesthetic elements of the car: Twelve proprietary Sherwin-Williams® Planet Color® Custom Color choices for the base vehicle color, graphic colors, and graphic accent colors. The result is an impressive palette of unique color combination possibilities.

“The Premier Edition is all about power, performance and styling,” said Roush, who pointed out that the unique Premier Edition paint colors compliment the aggressive 540HP ROUSHcharged® 5.0L engine and the race-inspired ROUSH suspension. “And, the ROUSH Performance tuned exhaust system lets your neighbors know that you’re driving some high-performance American Muscle!”

The 2012 ROUSH Stage 3 Premier Edition color choices and names include:

– Black Diamond — Performance Pearl
– Motor City Iron — Sin City Silver
– Blue Bayou — Jet Stream
– Gold Rush — Liquid Copper
– Red Blooded American — Mean Green
– Luminescent Lime — Mat It Mango

“This is a show-quality, premier paint application process. All paint is hand-applied at our ROUSH Performance facilities in Livonia, Mich., along with technical support from the Sherwin-Williams team,” said Roush. “It’s a tri-coat application that introduces subtle hues of reflective flaking into the paint so the colors really dance and bounce as the Premier Edition adjusts to the changing sunlight angles. It’s a very intense paint process, but we’ve got a winning formula to make these Mustangs look great!”

ROUSH Performance, Roush Fenway Racing, and Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes have a long history of collaboration and teamwork. Whether it’s working together on the NASCAR circuit through their strong sponsorship relationships or it’s in the shop working on paint and appearance opportunities, the two organizations work extremely well together. Roush added, “The Sherwin-Williams paint quality is exceptional, and the teamwork to produce the ROUSH Premier Edition program has been very strong. It was a natural fit for our two companies to collaborate on a project like the ROUSH Premier Edition Mustang.”

In Detail

type Professionally Tuned Car
released at 2011 SEMA Show
built at USA
engine ROUSHcharged 90º V8
position Front, Longitudinal
aspiration Roush Supercharger
block material Aluminum
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Injection
displacement 4951 cc / 302.13 in³
bore 92.2 mm / 3.63 in
stroke 92.7 mm / 3.65 in
compression 9.8:1
power 402.7 kw / 540 bhp
specific output 109.07 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 332.31 bhp per tonne
torque 630.5 nm / 465 ft lbs
redline 7000
body / frame Unitary Steel Monocoque w/Aluminum Hood
driven wheels RWD
wheel type Wide-Spoke Aluminum
front tires 235/50ZR-18 Pirelli P Zero Nero
rear tires 235/50ZR-18 Pirelli P Zero Nero
front brakes Ventilated Discs w/Twin-Piston Flating Calipers
f brake size 36 x 336 mm / 1.4 x 13.2 in
rear brakes Ventilated Discs w/Single-Piston Flating Calipers
r brake size 19 x 300 mm / 0.7 x 11.8 in
front wheels F 45.7 x 20.3 cm / 18 x 8 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 20.3 cm / 18 x 8 in
f suspension MacPherson Struts w/Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Live Axle w/Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight 1625 kg / 3580 lbs
weight distro 54.7 % / 45 %
wheelbase 2720.3 mm / 107.1 in
front track 1582.4 mm / 62.3 in
rear track 1597.7 mm / 62.9 in
length 4777.7 mm / 188.1 in
width 1877.1 mm / 73.9 in
height 1412.2 mm / 55.6 in
transmission 6-Speed Manual
gear ratios 3.66:1, 2.43:1, 1.69:1, 1.32:1, 1.00:1, 0.65:1
final drive 3.11:1