The 775-HP Jack Roush Edition Ford Mustang Is More Powerful Than a Shelby GT500, But Is It Better?
When we last drove a Roush Mustang 10 years ago, Roush Performance extracted 435 horsepower from the Mustang GT's stock 315-hp 4.6-liter V-8. Today, the company offers a new limited edition Jack Roush Edition (JRE) package that, among other upgrades, supercharges the Mustang's third-generation Coyote DOHC 5.0-liter V-8 to the tune of 775 horsepower and 670 lb-ft of torque. If you're keeping track, the just-released 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500's supercharged 5.2L V-8 is rated at "only" 760-hp/625 lb-ft.
In addition to the original cost of a 2020 Mustang GT (6M) with the optional Magneride suspension that requires the GT Performance package ($44,415-$48,615), the $50,995 Jack Roush Edition includes suspension tuning, Shelby GT350 brakes, upgraded wheels, tires, Roush exhaust, aerodynamics, interior, under hood, exterior appearances, and enhancements to the powertrain cooling system and heat extraction with the R9 body kit with functional vents in the body and hood. That's a long list, and for an additional $11,995 customers can further add the Competition package that consists of even lighter, forged aluminum wheels and specially made racing slick tires. The car you see here, the car we drove, had both packages. Including Rapid Red metallic clearcoat, the total cost was $112,000 even. You can also order one with the 10-speed automatic.