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2019 Roush RS3 Mustang launched in Australia

By Chris Thompson, 23 Oct 2018 News

2019 Roush RS3 Mustang launched in Australia news

Supercharged 529kW Mustang lands courtesy of Mustang Motorsport

Mustang Motorsport has confirmed local pricing for its supercharged Roush RS3 package, which shares the same modifications and specifications as Roush’s US upgrade.

For $43,650, Mustang GT owners can turn their ponies into 529kW supercharged beasts capable of running low-12s – probably 11s, we tested the similarly-specced JackHammer – with a manual gearbox.

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Aside from the TVS 2650 supercharger pack, the Roush RS3 comes with adjustable coilover suspension, and includes a Roush aero body kit with aero pockets, wheel aero aids, a rear valance foil, and more.

A high-flow grille and hood heat extractors keep airflow cooling the engine, plus several ‘3’ and Roush RS3 badges ensure people know what it is.

The Mustang Motorsport version of the RS3 will be the same as the US-spec vehicle, a Mustang Motorsport spokesperson told MOTOR when the 2019 pack was announced.

“This includes our 2nd stage manufacturer ADR compliance on the supercharger, wheels, suspension, and body components.

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“Performance-wise, they will be like for like with the Jackhammer. So people who miss out on the limited run of the Jackhammer can look to MY19 with the RS3.

“The Jackhammer will be replaced for the MY2019 model year with ROUSH’s normal RS3 model. The RS3 does allow more customisation with stripe colours, wheel colours, and so on.”

Also available from Mustang Motorsport is the Roush RS2 kit, which is the atmo version and applies everything bar the supercharger performance upgrade or hockey stripe. It costs $20,500 from the Melbourne-based company, but Mustang EcoBoost owners can get a similar pack called the RS1, which costs $19,960.