RIDES: Take a Walk Around the New 2017 ROUSH RS Mustang

Aug 2, 2016

The 2017 ROUSH Mustang RS is a streamlined fusion of irresistibly good looks, stunning body lines, and a ferocious tone, according to ROUSH Performance. The RS’s 3.7L V6 engine, produces 300 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque to get its 19-inch black GT Performance Pack wheels spinning. The brand-new 2017 RS is available for under $30,000 MSRP.

The 2017 RS is outfitted with the ROUSH R7 Aero Fascia including a front fascia with aero pockets, high-flow upper grille with “RS” badging, a high-flow lower opening, front chin splitter, and performance driving lamps (on convertibles only). 

A hood scoop, body side scoops, and ROUSH fender badges compliment additional ROUSH touches including side rocker aero aids, a rear blackout panel with ROUSH badging, and a rear decklid spoiler (on fastbacks only). A ROUSH windshield banner and RS serialized engine bay plaque announce the RS’s heritage.

In the cockpit of the new RS, an interior medallion resides on the dash with a ROUSH instrument gauge cluster and embroidered floor mats. ROUSH door sill plates add a sleek and polished appearance, according to ROUSH Performance.

The RS offers plenty of opportunity for customization with the inclusion of the new-for-2017 RS side graphics, a hood graphic, and low-gloss black rear decklid spoiler (requires the matte black hood and side graphic options). If the black GT Performance Pack wheels don’t suit a customer’s taste, 20-inch Quicksilver or Polished wheels are each available wrapped in Ultra High Performance Cooper tires. 

An optional Dual V6 Performance Exhaust System can be installed at the dealer for a more aggressive tone, while billet performance pedals and ROUSH leather seating options (leather upgrade with “RS” embroidery or a highlight stitch) provide additional creature comforts. 

Further options include a 6-speed ROUSH shifter ball, convertible styling bar, ROUSH trunk-mounted tool kit, ROUSH hood strut lift assist, quarter-window scoops, and locking lug nuts for optimum personalization.