New 2008 ROUSH 428R Mustang unveiled with 435hp, 400 lb-ft torque.
ROUSH Performance has added another version of the Ford Mustang to their lineup of specialty cars. The 2008 ROUSH 428R* Mustang's V8 matches 435 horsepower with 400 foot-pounds of torque, and is guaranteed to open a can of whup-ass on the straight-a-way.
The mean machine features a bevy of chrome under-the-hood, the ROUSHcharger* supercharger system, and an upmarket suspension system can be found on the beast. Upmarket shocks, springs, and sway bars find themselves working in tandem with upgraded 18-inch cast wheel and high-performance tires. The company has even installed their own custom ground effects.
Making the inside of a Mustang pretty is no small task, and ROUSH has attempted to do so with sport leather seats, white face gauges, and their own branded sill plates and mats. Driving experience is made a little nicer with their own short-throw shifter (on the five-speed manual transmission, of course).
Their street racer is rounded out with feder and decklid badging.
The ROUSH 428R* package costs $16,999 on top of the cost of the Mustang, according to company spokesman John Clark. There is an additional $800 delivery charge, and U.S. buyers face a $1,000 charge from the government for the new pony's gas inefficiency.
ROUSH Performance will deliver 200 of their highly-tuned Mustangs to select authorized Ford dealerships across the U.S. and Canada beginning in October 2007. The 428R* will not replace the ROUSH 427R*, their most successful machine to date.
ROUSH is also working on a 429R* for next year.