Looks like there is another 2012 Ford Mustang to hit the streets, based upon the already awesome ROUSH Stage 3 (RS3) Mustang crafted by ROUSH Performance. This 2012 Mustang “Hyper Series” Stage 3 boasts a whopping 540hp and 465ft-lbs of torque, has a fully-tuned suspension capable of pinning over 1G of lateral force, and of course, continues to follow in the steps of warranted craftsmanship we all know well enough from ROUSH Performance products.
So what sets the Hyper Series Stage 3 apart from its vanilla namesake? A barrage of 4 limited edition appearance packages set to mark the cars with a bit more panache and attractiveness than what’s normally expected by the ROUSH enthusiast crowd. There are 288 graphics and paint color combos that could be had by any prospective ROUSH Mustang owner. The Hyper-Series brings on an offering of “four spectacular and unique graphics and interior colors that provide a customized appearance to the RS3.”
Keep reading to get the rest of the story in the PR, as well as a peek of the ROUSH Stage 3 Hyper Series in an official video.
ROUSH Performance announces exclusive 2012 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang Hyper-Series vehicle package
September 19, 2011 (Plymouth Township, MI):
Lively. Tireless. Active. Fierce. Excited. The vehicle design team at ROUSH Performance
continues to build on their theme of DETROIT MUSCLE | REDEFINED by launching a limited
quantity of ROUSH Stage 3 (RS3) Mustangs aptly defined as the Hyper-Series.
The 2012 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang is powered by a 50-state legal TVS 2.3L ROUSHcharger®
system that delivers over 540HP and 465 ft/lbs of torque. The powertrain works in concert with
the ROUSH-calibrated suspension that lowers the Mustang by almost an ince, and enables the
vehicle to pull over 1G of lateral force on a dry skid pad. The ROUSH-tuned performance
exhaust delivers a throaty growl that let’s everyone know that you’re piloting some Detroit
The Hyper-Series builds on the ROUSH Stage 3’s horsepower and handling by offering a set of
four limited edition appearance packages. “The 2012 RS3 Mustang has been a big hit with our
customers and enthusiasts. Not just because of the RS3’s power and handling performance,
but also because of the 288 graphics and paint color combinations that can be selected,” says
Gary Jurick, VP and General Manager of ROUSH Performance. “The Hyper-Series introduces
four spectacular and unique graphics and interior colors that provide a customized appearance
to the RS3.”
Each 2012 RS3 Hyper-Series Mustang comes standard with black body paint as the base. The
Hyper-Series palette includes these four color options: “Mat It Mango”, “Gas It Green”, “Punch
It Purple”, and “Launch It Lemon”. For the 2012 model year, ROUSH Performance will only
build twenty-five vehicles of each color. Vehicles will be serialized as ROUSH certified builds,
and will be numbered as per their production spot for each Hyper-Series color (ie: “Vehicle #12
of 25 – Mat It Mango”).
“The materials used in the Hyper-Series graphics really allow these unique colors to pop and
dance in the changing sunlight,” continues Gary Jurick. “The primary graphic color is hyper
black, to compliment the hyper black wheels, and then the graphics accent stripe appears in the
selected Hyper-Series color.” This color is then applied to the exterior graphics, badges, and
rear faux gas cap. The dynamic accent color also carries through the interior on the suede door
panels, leather seating, and the shift boot stitching.
Each 2012 RS3 Hyper-Series Mustang comes with two shifter balls that are easily swapped out
depending on the mood of the driver. “The Hyper-Series shifter ball color really ‘pops’ as you
view the interior of one of these Hyper-Series RS3’s!” says Jurick. “We decided to include a
second shifter ball that’s a bit more conservative, if preferred.”
The 2012 RS3 Hyper-Series includes a suede-wrapped steering wheel to add a comfortable feel
while driving a performance car. Finally, each new RS3 Hyper-Series owner will receive a
unique accessories package including ROUSH apparel and display items to commemorate their
serialized Hyper-Series vehicle.
The Hyper-Series RS3 is covered by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty and is currently available
with a 6-speed manual transmission only. For more information and retail package pricing on
the 2012 ROUSH Hyper-Series Stage 3, log on to http://www.roushperformance.com/2012-
DETROIT MUSCLE | REDEFINED. The 2012 ROUSH Stage 3 Hyper-Series available from
ROUSH Performance beginning in October, 2011.
Source: ROUSHPerformanceCategories: Aftermarket, Videos, 2012 Mustang