ROUSH JACKHAMMER ’STANG AND MCLAREN 720S
WITH 710HP ON TAP, DOLLAR-FOR-DOLLAR YOU WON’T FIND A CAR MORE POWERFUL THAN THIS WITH A WARRANTY
WHEN FORD BROUGHT the Mustang to Australia, it was an instant success – the flagship for a new age of V8 muscle cars after our home-grown heroes bowed out.
With the bowtie-clad Camaro soon to arrive on our shores, punters are now spoiled for choice in terms of platforms; and there appears to be no shortage of horsepower-hungry Aussies out there.
Aftermarket tuners are well aware of the demand, with many in high-gear developing and engineering high-end solutions for those wanting more stink out of their pride and joys.
Melbourne’s Mustang Motorsports are at the forefront of this new breed of V8 muscle cars, and have showcased their prowess with this flagship demo car.
Named the ‘Jackhammer’, this car started out life as an Orange Fury 2018 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 fastback.
However it has been transformed into a ballistic 710hp (530kW ) monster thanks to Mustang Motorsport’s complete drive-in/ drive-out Roush Jackhammer package.
And it is so easy to do! All you have to do is rock up with a standard 2018 Mustang, select some customisable options on top of the broad standard equipment and the good folks at Mustang Motorsport will handle the rest.
It’s a compelling package, with factory quality fit and finish and a three year warranty to boot!
What else are you gonna get for that much money with that much power?
You buy a Mustang for say $70,000 on road, and toss in another, say, $40-ish [thousand]… call it a hair over $110 [thousand] and you get a new car with 700hp and a warranty!
Think about it this way; this is closest thing you can get to a Dodge Challenger Hellcat in Australia, let alone anything with that much gusto that’s covered by a warranty.
To put that into perspective, you couldn’t even get a BMW M4 or a C63 AMG for that
ABOVE Factory in feel. Hot Rod in nature.LEFT Fifth-gen Mustang still looks tough, but heavily outgunned today. That’s MM’s first Shelby conversion accompanying the new car.