New Roush Hyper-Series Ford Mustang boosted to Stage 3 performance

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Roush is pushing the 2012 Ford Mustang to the limit with the new Hyper-Series Mustang, which wears the RS3 moniker to signify its Stage 3 performance.

If you are familiar with Roush’s performance packages for the Mustangs, they usually start at the subtle Stage 1 and work up to the Stage 3 performance as time goes by. According to the company, the 2012 Roush Mustang Hyper-Series RS3 gets boosted to 540 horsepower  and 465 lb-ft of torque with its new Stage 3 performance package, which is near the territory of the Shelby GT500 Mustang.

“The 2012 RS3 Mustang has been a big hit with our customers and enthusiasts. Not just because of the RS3’s power and handling performance,
but also because of the 288 graphics and paint color combinations that can be selected,” says Gary Jurick, VP and General Manager of ROUSH Performance. “The Hyper-Series introduces four spectacular and unique graphics and interior colors that provide a customized appearance
to the RS3.”

The Stage 3 performance package includes a supercharger, calibrated suspension that lowers the Mustang by almost an inch, unique exterior graphic and interior color treatments, exterior color options of Mat It Mango, Gas It Green, Punch It Purple and Launch It Lemon, and unique serial numbers as well.

Best of all, the Hyper-Series RS3 is covered by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty and is currently available with a 6-speed manual transmission only. The 2012 ROUSH Stage 3 Hyper-Series will be available in October, 2011.