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

typeProfessionally Tuned Car
released at2011 SEMA Show
built atUSA
engineROUSHcharged 90º V8
positionFront, Longitudinal
aspirationRoush Supercharger
block materialAluminum
valvetrainDOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feedInjection
displacement4951 cc / 302.13 in³
bore92.2 mm / 3.63 in
stroke92.7 mm / 3.65 in
compression9.8:1
power402.7 kw / 540 bhp
specific output109.07 bhp per litre
bhp/weight332.31 bhp per tonne
torque630.5 nm / 465 ft lbs
redline7000
body / frameUnitary Steel Monocoque w/Aluminum Hood
driven wheelsRWD
wheel typeWide-Spoke Aluminum
front tires235/50ZR-18 Pirelli P Zero Nero
rear tires235/50ZR-18 Pirelli P Zero Nero
front brakesVentilated Discs w/Twin-Piston Flating Calipers
f brake size36 x 336 mm / 1.4 x 13.2 in
rear brakesVentilated Discs w/Single-Piston Flating Calipers
r brake size19 x 300 mm / 0.7 x 11.8 in
front wheelsF 45.7 x 20.3 cm / 18 x 8 in
rear wheelsR 45.7 x 20.3 cm / 18 x 8 in
f suspensionMacPherson Struts w/Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspensionLive Axle w/Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight1625 kg / 3580 lbs
weight distro54.7 % / 45 %
wheelbase2720.3 mm / 107.1 in
front track1582.4 mm / 62.3 in
rear track1597.7 mm / 62.9 in
length4777.7 mm / 188.1 in
width1877.1 mm / 73.9 in
height1412.2 mm / 55.6 in
transmission6-Speed Manual
gear ratios3.66:1, 2.43:1, 1.69:1, 1.32:1, 1.00:1, 0.65:1
final drive3.11:1