Among the many Ford Mustangs that will undoubtedly be on display at SEMA as the show continues throughout the week (including these seven), at least one stands out above the rest – and no, it's not just because of the color. This is Roush’s latest Mustang – the 2018 Roush 729. The one-off pony car is an homage to the iconic 1970 Boss 429.
Finished in Ford’s commemorative Grabber Green paint job, the Mustang comes with a custom wide-body kit designed by Roush and Stratasys, complimented by a few race-inspired aerodynamic updates, constructed entirely out of carbon fiber by Anderson Composites.
The pony car sits atop a set of gold Vossen RVS forged wheels wrapped in Continental Extreme-Contact Sport rubber. Custom-painted Brembro GT Series brakes assure added stopping power, and a Roush three-way adjustable coilover suspension allows for skid pad ratings of up to 1.07 lateral G’s.
Gallery: 2018 Ford Mustang 729 Wide Body TriAthlete by Roush Performance
Under the hood is a 5.0-liter Coyote V8 that has been supercharged to produce a staggering 700 horsepower (521 kilowatts). A Roush R2650 supercharger with a front-inlet, front-drive design, utilizing Eaton TVS technology with optimized porting and integral bypass can be thanked for the additional power, as well as a Roush cold air intake, and a hilariously named "Air Gobbler" hood scoop.
The cabin is defined by a set of Recaro Racing seats wrapped in Katzkin custom leather, with four-point racing harnesses and a Watson roll cage for added safety. Though this custom Roush won’t be available to order as is, the shop says that many of the same components – including the supercharger kit, quad exhaust tips, and upper and lower grille inserts – can be applied to any Mustang... for a cost, of course.
Gallery: 2018 Roush Ford Mustang 729
ROUSH Performance is excited and pleased to introduce its 2017 SEMA concept build: The 2018 ROUSH 729. The ROUSH 729 is a custom-built one-of-a-kind ROUSH supercharged wide-body Mustang, built to pay tribute to Ford’s historic 1970 Boss 429. It will be on display at Ford’s Main Stage for the entirety of the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Finished in the commemorative hue of Ford Grabber Green, of which only 95 Boss 429s were painted in 1970, the ROUSH 729 features ROUSH’s all-new 2018 Mustang body kit, as well as a custom wide-body kit designed by ROUSH and Stratasys. The ROUSH 729 is equipped with various race-inspired carbon fiber parts developed in conjunction with Anderson Composites, as well as custom Vossen RVS forged wheels wrapped in Continental ExtremeContact Sport rubber. Custom-painted Brembo GT Series brakes provide plenty of stopping power, while a ROUSH 3-Way Adjustable Coilover Suspension system allows for skid pad ratings of 1.07 lateral g’s.
Under the hood, the all-new ROUSH/Ford Performance 2018 Supercharger sits atop the 5.0L Coyote engine. The all-new ROUSH R2650 supercharger features a front-inlet, front-drive design, utilizing Eaton TVS technology with optimized porting and integral bypass, to produce a staggering 700+ horsepower.
Airflow to the ROUSH 729’s engine is provided through a functional hood scoop with ROUSH “Air Gobbler” ram air induction system and ROUSH Cold Air Intake, while the innovative and patented ROUSH Active Quad-Tip Exhaust system allows the driver to tune the sound of the ROUSH 729 to their preference.
Though the ROUSH 729 is a tremendously customized build, it features many of the same appearance upgrades that you will find on production 2018 ROUSH Mustangs, including its upper and lower grilles and rear blackout panel. It has also been fitted with several carbon fiber body components developed with Anderson Composites, including a front splitter, rear aerofoils, side rockers, a spoiler, and mirror caps.
Inside, custom Katzkin leather upholstery covers Recaro Racing seats. ROUSH Performance window NACA ducts with cooling tubes have been installed, as well as several safety upgrades, including a Watson Racing Roll Cage and Sparco 4-Point Racing Harness.