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Ford Australia dealers to offer warranty-backed Roush tuning kits

December 3, 2015

Sources have confirmed with PerformanceDrive that Ford Australia dealers will soon be offering high-output Roush tuning kits for the new Mustang GT V8.

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It’s understood Ford showrooms all around the country will be offering kits as a factory-backed option. Roush, famous for developing aftermarket components and upgrade packages for the Mustang, has worked with Ford to devise kits that will be backed by factory warranty.

A similar setup has been available in the US market for some time. Given the instant success of the Mustang which has just landed in Australia, fans are only going to be too pleased to hear there will be tasty options on offer.

Sources say the kits will become available next year. Ford has already sold out all of its 2016 allocation, so existing customers will miss out but we’re sure dealers will be more than happy to fit any options even after sale.

Specifics surround the packages are yet to be detailed but we’re told there will be a supercharger setup which takes power output up to around 450kW (600hp). This will be a big jump on the standard GT V8’s 303kW output.

Roush 2015 Ford Mustang-rear

Engine computer tuning is set to be part of the mix, along with additional engine accessories and aftermarket-like components to help improve overall performance. Some styling tweaks are also likely to be offered, including unique Roush badges.

It’s unknown at this stage if packages will be offered for the EcoBoost variants, however, we’re guessing styling tweaks will be interchangeable. Roush does offer some tuning for the EcoBoost versions overseas.

In related news, if you’re interested in buying a new Mustang, our car buying team tells us that orders placed today can expect delivery halfway through 2016. From Monday though (December 7), dealers say deliveries aren’t expected until 2017.

Be sure to fill out this quick form to get the best price on a new Mustang anywhere in Australia.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

  • RU SERIOUS

    Be sure to fill out this quick form to get the best price on a new Mustang anywhere in Australia. Without guaranteeing anything, our team tells us it is saving buyers thousands off the retail price of the GT V8.

    What a flog – go and get one then I dare you at a discount when there is a twelve month waitlist …. is there any responsibility for false advertising or is that your “journalistic license”

    • Brett Davis

      Thanks for your comment. “What a flog” – I’m not sure what that means exactly.
      Our job is to help consumers buy new vehicles. It’s as simple as that. The truth of the matter is, one of our car buying team members literally told me in person they are getting discounts for buyers for the new Mustang. I can’t say the specific savings as it is illegal to do so. If you would like us to get you a free quote, please let me know and I will put you through personally. It costs nothing for you to get a quote, and you can see for yourself. As I said, I personally think it’s a good deal so I am forwarding on this information to potential buyers. Why would we waste our time writing it up in the first place?

      • RU Serious

        But your comment says it it saving thousands … maybe I should ask the ACCC about the representations being made here and ask them to get you guys to prove it ….one minute you can say it – the next you can’t ?
        Thanks for the entertainment Brett.

        • Brett Davis

          You’re obviously out to try and prove me wrong, or you’re a car dealer who is upset that online fleet companies are taking away all of your customers.
          In this case, yes, on more than one occasion they have helped buyers save thousands on the retail price of the new Mustang GT V8 auto (MLP AU$57,490). This is just reality whether you like it or not. It’s my job to report this, and it’s detrimental to my employment that I be very cautious about facts and reporting prices. Hence, I can’t say the exact price/savings any and every buyer can expect. I’m sure you can understand this.

  • Mustanginfo

    Hi Brett nice article but alot of it is incorrect.

    Ford dealers will be selling “Ford performance supercharger kits” and other ford performance accessories eg suspension ect. The only relation to Roush is that the supercharger kits are co developed by both companies. the two kits are shipped with different tunes ford performance 650hp, Roush 670hp+ which separates the two kits.

    The aesthetic body additions that ford will be selling are CDC outlaw body kits, not Roush. you post should have a picture of one of these mustangs. http://www.torquedmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Outlaw.jpg

  • Yella Terra

    Australia’s High Performance Manufactuer will be releasing to the Australian market in the coming months the complete range of Roush Racing products as the officical Australian distributor. The range will include the supercharger kits, body and styling kits and exhaust systems. The company will also be offering the high performance USA based Whipple Supercharger range.