[UPDATE] Live images from the Pebble Beach are added to the gallery below.
The Gulf Racing livery is arguably the most well-known paint scheme in all of motorsports. It’s adorned a range of vehicles, with the Porsche 917 and Ford GT40 being the notable racing machines to wear the blue and orange colors at LeMans back in the day. In more recent times, Ford featured the Gulf livery as a limited-production Heritage Edition for the first-generation GT in 2006, and again for the second-gen model last year. Now, Roush is getting in on the action with a special one-off Mustang that debuted this week in Monterey.
The special paint scheme adorns a 2019 Roush Stage 3 Mustang, which packs a supercharged version of the 5.0-liter V8 to produce a maximum of 710 horsepower. The car is also equipped with Roush’s optional active exhaust setup, providing four different sound settings. This particular ride also has a custom handbrake, so perhaps this Mustang will actually get sideways as opposed to sitting in a collection. This is the top-tier steed in Roush’s stable, so we certainly hope it sees some proper fun.
Gallery: Roush Mustang Gulf Livery
Additionally, this custom one-of-one Roush Mustang rides on special 20-inch wheels modeled after the type used on the original Ford GT40. It also gets various carbon fiber exterior bits including side vents, side mirrors, a front chin spoiler, and decklid wing. A Roush R8 body kit further adds to the exterior look.
The one-off car is custom-made for Wade Kawasaki, a noted figure in the automotive aftermarket world. He already has a 2019 Ford GT wearing the same colors, and apparently, this Mustang will be his new “track-capable daily driver.” It sounds like quite a machine for the rigors of daily use.
ROUSH PERFORMANCE UNVEILS ONE-OF-A-KIND STAGE 3 MUSTANG AT MCCALL’S MOTORWORKS REVIVAL
The 710 horsepower, Gulf Racing-liveried 2019 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang custom-made for Legendary Companies President and CEO Wade Kawasaki made its public debut at the Monterey Car Week event on August 14, 2019 displayed alongside a new 2019 ROUSH F-150 SC pickup truck.
Monterey, Calif. (August 14, 2019) – ROUSH Performance unveiled its newest custom vehicle, a 2019 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang designed exclusively for automotive aftermarket industry leader Wade Kawasaki, at the McCall’s Motorworks Revival on August 14, 2019 in Monterey, California. Built to be Kawasaki’s “track-capable daily driver,” the vehicle featured the iconic blue and orange Gulf Racing livery painted by SpeedKore Performance Group to match the historic paint scheme of the Ford race cars that stormed Le Mans a half century ago.
Kawasaki’s vehicle was based on the 2019 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang, the highest-performing vehicle in ROUSH’s stable, and featured a ROUSH TVS R2650 Supercharger along with a ROUSH Cold Air Intake and ROUSH calibration to boost the car’s 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 engine to an overall power output of 710 horsepower and 610 foot-pounds of torque. The Mustang was also equipped with the optional ROUSH Active Exhaust System, which offers four different user-selectable exhaust modes. Other upgrades included a custom Sikky Manufacturing handbrake designed for drifting.
Additional custom touches included a set of one-off 20x8.5-inch and 20x11-inch forged aluminum wheels by Wheel Vintiques, designed as a modern interpretation of the iconic wheels of the original Ford GT40, paired with 245/35R20 and 285/35R20 performance tires. Further bespoke pieces included custom carbon fiber side vents and side view mirrors manufactured by SpeedKore as well as a carbon fiber ROUSH Mustang Chin Spoiler, a carbon fiber ROUSH Mustang Rear Spoiler, and complete ROUSH R8 Aero Body Kit. On the inside, Kawaski’s Stage 3 Mustang’s Sport Interior Package had been upgraded with color-matched orange accents and a unique ROUSH plaque.
“Unveiling this custom Stage 3 Mustang at McCall’s Motorworks Revival was an exhilarating experience,” said Legendary Companies President and CEO Wade Kawasaki. “This was my first time seeing the finished car and ROUSH Performance has created something truly special here. I’m proud to share this moment with the public at this exclusive event and I hope everyone enjoyed seeing this incredible machine as much as I have.”
In addition to the custom 2019 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang, ROUSH Performance also displayed a new 2019 ROUSH F-150 SC at the event. With a potent 650 horsepower and 610 pound-feet of torque on tap from the ROUSHcharged 5.0-liter, as well as an optional ROUSH Active Exhaust System and a ROUSH/Fox 2.0 suspension upgrade, the F-150 SC delivers heart-pounding off-road performance without compromising its on-road drivability. A host of signature ROUSH aesthetic touches inside and out also make the 2019 ROUSH F-150 SC an unmistakable presence on or off the road.
McCall’s Motorworks Revival, often referred to as the “unofficial kick-off” to the world-famous Monterey Car Week, held its 28th annual event on August 14, 2019. Taking place on the tarmac and in the hangar of the Monterey Jet Center, the exclusive gathering featured a curated selection of some of the world’s finest cars, aircraft and motorcycles along with gourmet food and beverages in a unique and eclectic setting.