The Ford Mustang R-Spec packs a supercharged version of the pony car’s 5.0-liter V8 and is an official product from the Blue Oval’s Australian division. Don’t get too excited, though, because it’s only available for folks Down Under, and the model has a limited run of 500 units. Prices start at $99,980 AUD ($67,471 USD at current exchange rates) and deliveries begin in early 2020.
Oddly, Ford of Australia doesn’t offer specifics about the engine’s horsepower output. The supercharger is a Roots-type unit that displaces 2.65 liters and runs at 12 psi of boost. Judging by these figures, this unit might be Ford Performance supercharger from earlier this year. The Blue Oval touted it as increasing the 5.0-liter V8’s muscle to 700 horsepower (522 kilowatts) and 610 pound-feet (827 Newton-meters) of torque. For additional cooling, there’s an aluminum intercooler and full-face radiator. The R-Spec only comes with a six-speed manual gearbox.
Ford of Australia builds the R-Spec as a collaboration with Herrod Performance, which is the largest distributor of Ford Performance Parts outside of North America. The firm supplies the vehicle’s active exhaust that has Quiet, Normal, Sport and Race Track settings.
The R-Spec rides on Ford Performance springs that make the car sit 0.787 inches (20 millimeters) lower than a stock Mustang GT. and there are MagneRide adaptive dampers. Adjustable stabilizer bars are 5 millimeters bigger in front and 3 millimeters larger in the back. It sits on 19-inch wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires.
Aesthetically, the R-Spec gets a new front fascia with larger intakes and black surrounds around the daytime running lights. There are stripes over the hood, rear deck, and sides of the body. The rear spoiler and mirror caps get a gloss black finish.
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