Evan J. Smith
August 22, 2006
Contributers: Jim Campisano Photos By: Campy and Smitty

'06 Roush Mustang Stage 3
Unitized welded steel unibody construction
Engine4.6L V-8, iron block, cast-aluminum cylinder heads
Intake ManifoldRoushcharger supercharger, with integral intercooler, and air induction system
ExhaustRear-exit high-performance exhaust with chromed tips
ValvetrainSOHC w/three valves per cylinder
Compression Ratio9.8:1
Bore x Stroke3.6 x 3.6
Displacement281 ci
Torque385 lb-ft
Recommended FuelPremium only
Oil Capacity6.0 qts, 5W-50 full synthetic
TR3650 five-speed manual
Roush short-throw shifter w/black shift knob
Roush suspension system (front struts, rear shocks, front and rear springs, front and rear sway bars)
TypeRack-and-pinion with power assist
FrontRoush brake kit with 14-inch front two-piece rotors and four-piston calipers
Rear11.8-inch vented discs with two-piston calipers
Tires & Wheels
FrontRoush 18-inch chrome wheels w/BFGoodrich 275/40ZR18
Wheelbase107.1 in
Overall Length187.6 in
Overall Width73.9 in
Overall Height54.5 in
Weight:3,800 lbs w/driver
Exterior Options
Roush seven-piece aerobody kit (front fascia, front chin spoiler, hoodscoop, rocker panels, rear valance and rear wing), lower valance foglamps, Roush fender badges, decklid emblem, and front window banner, white stripes with white ROUSHCHARGED and windshield decal, Roush Mustang rear quarter-window louvers and locking lug nuts with key bag
Interior Options
Roush embroidered floor mats, aluminum pedals, Roush Stage 3 white-face gauges, sport leather seating, serial badge, Roush Mustang interior trim kit, Mustang trunk mounted tool kit
Price as tested

'05 Chevrolet Corvette Z51
Composite body panels, hydroformed steel frame with aluminum and magnesium structural and chassis components
Powertrain & Chassis
Engine6.0L LS2 V-8, cast-aluminum block, cast-aluminum cylinder heads
Intake ManifoldComposite
ExhaustRear exit
ValvetrainOHV, two valves per cylinder with cam in block
Compression Ratio10.9:1
Bore x Stroke4.00 x 3.62
Displacement364 ci
Torque400 lb-ft
Recommended FuelPremium only
Oil Capacity5.5 qts
Six-speed manual w/optional Z51 performance gears and 3.42 rear gears
Short-/long-arm double wishbone; cast-aluminum upper and lower control arms; transverse-mounted composite leaf spring; and monotube shock absorber, Z51-specific performance tuned stabilizer bars, springs, and shocks; electronic traction control with active handling
FrontPower-assisted disc with ABS, Z51-specific 13.4 in cross-drilled rotors
RearPower-assisted disc with ABS, Z51-specific 13.0 in cross-drilled rotors
Tires & Wheels
Front18 x 8.5 polished aluminum wheels with Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar P245/40ZR18 tires
Rear19 x 10 polished aluminum wheels with Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar P285/35ZR19 tires
Wheelbase105.7 in
Overall Length174.6 in
Overall Width72.6 in
Overall Height49.0 in
Weight3,404 lbs w/driver
Exterior Options
Millennium Yellow premium paint
Interior Options
Ebony leather trim seating
Preferred equipment group
Price as tested