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You Can Buy A Roush Mustang For Less Than $30,000

Cheaper than a four-year Bachelor's degree.

Chances are you’ve heard of Roush Performance, without question one of the best Ford Mustang aftermarket tuning shops out there. For example, there’s the Roush Mustang equipped with the "TrakPak," good for 850 hp. Impressive no doubt, but it’s probably above a lot of people’s budgets. Fortunately, Roush has a solution, and it’ll cost you less than $30k. The new 2017 Roush RS Mustang is a "streamlined fusion of irresistibly good looks, stunning body lines, and a ferocious tone."

Power comes from the Mustang’s base engine, the 3.7-liter V6 with 300 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. Roush has outfitted it with its own body kit, consisting of 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 for the convertible. And, of course, there’s the typical Roush highlights: a hood scoop, body side scoops, Roush fender badges, side rocker aero aids, a rear blackout panel and a rear decklid spoiler, the latter being only for the coupe. You also get that famed "ROUSH" windshield banner. The interior is mostly left unchanged from stock, except for a Roush instrument gauge cluster and embroidered floor mats, and unique sill plates.

Oh, it has also has 50/50 weight distribution, as well as a lot of cool custom options but the base kit itself starts at $4,500, which is cheaper than last year’s $5,995 kit. Do the quick and easy math: a base Mustang V6 starts at $24,645. Not a bad time for muscle car fans to be alive.

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