It appears that quality aftermarket parts are beginning to arrive for Ford’s new 5.0 Coyote engine in the 2011 Mustang. Roush has just announced it has completed development of the 5.0L Roushcharger Tuner kit and it is available for power addicts looking to add a little more oomph to their late-model Mustangs.
Roush’s newest supercharger kit is based on the popular TVS2300 Roushcharger unit. It arrives with a 90mm pulley which puts the total boost in the range of seven psi. That’s enough to push your stock 5.0 Mustang north of 550 horsepower (on pump gas!) to go with 470 lb/ft of torque. The suggested retail price is six grand, but once it hits the market you probably can find it for a bit less. Still, that includes the supercharger, the previously mentioned 90mm pulley, upgraded 47 lb. fuel injectors, high-flow fuel rails, a Roush air lid, a twin 60mm throttle body and a tensioner for the blower belt. What Roush does not include, however, is a tune, so you will have to invest in some chassis dyno time and a qualified engine tuner to get the most out of it.
And, if you haven’t guessed already, adding this–or practically any–supercharger will make the factory Ford warranty about as useful as a Smart Car in a demolition derby.
“While the new Ford five-liter engine offers amazing performance right from the factory, and the new Roushcharger will kick it up a level,” said Jack Roush, chairman of Roush Enterprises. “Our engineering team has worked hard to deliver a product that will satisfy the demands of the ROUSH customer on an extremely tight deadline, and they have come up with another great solution for a powertrain upgrade.”
If you are interested, more information is available at the Roush Performance website.