The 710 horsepower, Gulf Racing-liveried 2019 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang custom-made for Legendary Companies President and CEO Wade Kawasaki made its public debut at the Monterey Car Week event on August 14, 2019 displayed alongside a new 2019 ROUSH F-150 SC pickup truck.
Monterey, Calif. (August 14, 2019) – ROUSH Performance unveiled its newest custom vehicle, a 2019 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang designed exclusively for automotive aftermarket industry leader Wade Kawasaki, at the McCall’s Motorworks Revival on August 14, 2019 in Monterey, California. Built to be Kawasaki’s “track-capable daily driver,” the vehicle featured the iconic blue and orange Gulf Racing livery painted by SpeedKore Performance Group to match the historic paint scheme of the Ford race cars that stormed Le Mans a half century ago.
Kawasaki’s vehicle was based on the 2019 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang, the highest-performing vehicle in ROUSH’s stable, and featured a ROUSH TVS R2650 Supercharger along with a ROUSH Cold Air Intake and ROUSH calibration to boost the car’s 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 engine to an overall power output of 710 horsepower and 610 foot-pounds of torque. The Mustang was also equipped with the optional ROUSH Active Exhaust System, which offers four different user-selectable exhaust modes. Other upgrades included a custom Sikky Manufacturing handbrake designed for drifting.
Additional custom touches included a set of one-off 20x8.5-inch and 20x11-inch forged aluminum wheels by Wheel Vintiques, designed as a modern interpretation of the iconic wheels of the original Ford GT40, paired with 245/35R20 and 285/35R20 performance tires. Further bespoke pieces included custom carbon fiber side vents and side view mirrors manufactured by SpeedKore as well as a carbon fiber ROUSH Mustang Chin Spoiler, a carbon fiber ROUSH Mustang Rear Spoiler, and complete ROUSH R8 Aero Body Kit. On the inside, Kawaski’s Stage 3 Mustang’s Sport Interior Package had been upgraded with color-matched orange accents and a unique ROUSH plaque.
“Unveiling this custom Stage 3 Mustang at McCall’s Motorworks Revival was an exhilarating experience,” said Legendary Companies President and CEO Wade Kawasaki. “This was my first time seeing the finished car and ROUSH Performance has created something truly special here. I’m proud to share this moment with the public at this exclusive event and I hope everyone enjoyed seeing this incredible machine as much as I have.”