Ohio Ford Dealer, Selling 727HP Roush Mustangs for $39,995, Tells Hellcat to Step Outside

Chris Tonn
by Chris Tonn

Is the 707 horsepower Dodge Hellcat too weak for you? Do you miss the 662 hp Shelby GT500? Do you love the sensual whine of a supercharger pulley? Well, a Ford dealer in Ohio has the car for you.

Lebanon Ford of suburban Cincinnati is a Roush Performance dealer, and has decided to offer the base 2016 Mustang GT with a Roush Stage 2 supercharger for under $40,000.

This undercuts the Challenger Hellcat by nearly $25k, meaning you could pick up a new Fiesta ST with the difference, or perhaps a few sets of tires. You’ll need them.

Of course, this supercharged Roush Mustang only upgrades the engine — the suspension and brakes remain the same as the standard GT. Packing an extra 292 hp above the already potent Coyote V8, this Lebanon Ford Performance Mustang could be quite scary during a track day, unless it receives other upgrades at the same time.

Naturally, this supercharger can be fitted to any Mustang GT, even convertibles and those equipped with an automatic transmission.

This upgrade voids the Ford factory warranty, but there is a three-year, 36,000-mile parts warranty from the dealer. If you choose the milder 670 hp version, Roush will cover the entire powertrain for the same period.

This could be the ultimate burnout machine. The GT350 would be a better choice for a track addict, but for Friday nights at the dragstrip, or for showing off at Cars and Coffee, this is perhaps the best/worst new car you can buy.

[Images: © 2016 Lebanon Ford]

Chris Tonn
Chris Tonn

Some enthusiasts say they were born with gasoline in their veins. Chris Tonn, on the other hand, had rust flakes in his eyes nearly since birth. Living in salty Ohio and being hopelessly addicted to vintage British and Japanese steel will do that to you. His work has appeared in eBay Motors, Hagerty, The Truth About Cars, Reader's Digest, AutoGuide, Family Handyman, and Jalopnik. He is a member of the Midwest Automotive Media Association, and he's currently looking for the safety glasses he just set down somewhere.

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  • Jeff S Jeff S on May 12, 2016

    I don't hate this car. Not many 16 year old will be buying this car but there are plenty of idiots with money that will buy these and race them on the road which I really don't care about except they endanger the rest of us sharing the road with them. I doubt too many older baby boomers will buy these to race. For the price this car is a lot of power for the money. I am familiar with Lebanon Ford since I live in N KY which basically is a suburb of the Cincinnati metropolitan area as is Lebanon, OH. I can see the State Police having a few of these in their fleets to catch speeders. The Road Runners were fairly cheap in the late 60's, basically a hopped up Plymouth Belvedere. Even a high school kid with an after school job and a parent willing to cosign a loan could afford one. That is one good thing today is that most teenagers cannot afford a new muscle car.

    • IronEagle IronEagle on May 12, 2016

      The drunk leaving the bar or the meth head on the roads scares me more than the people who have the credit or cash to purchase this Mustang. As was said above even a base V6 Mustang with 300hp will do just as much damage in the wrong hands. I haven't seen any KY Mustangs but the have seen Indiana State Police with white and dark blue 2010 body style GTs on I65. They also just got a white Challenger. That thing was stealth has no light bars just small leds in the grill and windshield. It looked like it was basically shooting fish in a barrel as all the four wheelers were looking for their Chargers not expecting the Challenger.

  • Jeff S Jeff S on May 12, 2016

    KY State Troopers have had Mustangs and Camaros back about 14 years ago. I can see some of these Mustangs being used as unmarked cars. These would outrun most of the vehicles on the road. We have had a lot of vehicle accidents in the Cincinnati metropolitan area that are heroin related.

  • Daniel J Alabama is a right to work state so I'd be interested in how this plays out. If a plant in Alabama unionized, there are many workers who's still oppose joining and can work.
  • ToolGuy This guest was pretty interesting.
  • NJRide So this is an average age of car to be junked now and of course this is a lower end (and now semi-orphaned) product. But street examples seem to still be worth 2500? So are cars getting junked only coming in because of a traumatic repair? If not it seems a lot of cars being junked that would still possibly worth more than scrap.Also Murilee I remember your Taurus article way back what is the king of the junkyard in 2024?
  • AMcA I applaud Toyota for getting away from the TRD performance name. TuRD. This is another great example of "if they'd just thought to preview the name with a 13 year old boy."
  • Jeff Does this really surprise anyone? How about the shoes and the clothes you wear. Anything you can think of that is either directly made in China or has components made in China likely has some slave labor involved. The very smart phone, tablet, and laptop you are using probably has some component in it that is either mined or made by slave labor. Not endorsing slave labor just trying to be real.
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