The battle has started and it’s a face-off between a piece of American muscle and an all-time Australian favourite.
The Mustang Roush has more horsepower per litre than any other American muscle car and it’s going up against the HSV GTS, the most powerful production car ever built in Australia.
Which car would you choose? Both options come with over $35,000 worth of gold bullion!
Add the intense power of a 5.0L V8 engine with Roush’s new supercharger kit and you’ve got a 670HP beast on your hands. This car is the most powerful and well-balanced production Mustang to launch out of the Roush Performance garage.
For starters, standard features include the Roush Quad-Tip Passive Exhaust Kit, the Shockworks Full Adjustable Handling Kit and an adjustable performance coilover system.
The innovative Roush Active Performance exhaust system gives full control over the volume and tone coming from a Quad-Tip Roush exhaust. You can hear the power pulsing through this game changing system.
Exhaust modes include the subtle “touring” mode, dynamic “sport” mode and wide-open “track” mode. For an added dose of fun, you can use the “custom” mode to program your own dynamic profiles with virtually infinite sound possibilities, direct from your mobile device.
The ultimate in American muscle, this Mustang Roush is a perfect combination of meticulous handling and braking, and raw power, providing the attitude and performance of a race car, while maintaining a comfortable driving experience.
The HSV GTS (GEN F2) hits hard across the board from price to appearance, handling and traction. Its 6.2 litre Supercharged LSA engine provides a staggering 430kW of power and 740Nm of torque at 3850rpm.
All this power brings the need for air cooling and so the GTS is also fitted with a stacked plate engine oil cooler, and a stand-alone water-to-air charge-air cooling system.
Fuel consumption for the GEN F2 has dropped from 15.7L/100km to 15.0/100km. This is attributed to the “fine tuning of engine calibration plus on-going software development”.
There’s an impressive equipment list including a nine-speaker BOSE audio system, Enhanced Driver Interface, four-mode driver preference dial and enhanced Bluetooth connectivity. Other technological additions include Side Blind Zone Alert, Forward Collision Alert, Automatic Park Assist and Torque Vectoring.
The HSV GTS remains at the pinnacle of Australian-built machines. Factor in its dollar-per-kW ratio (not to mention its size, comfort and spec) and there’s not much in the way of new metal that can touch it.
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