The Roush JackHammer Mustang - 710hp for $14,765
The 2018 Ford Mustang GT is the most powerful and quickest model to wear the “Mustang GT” name, with the revised 5.0-liter V8 delivering 460 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque and a new look. As those refreshed muscle cars are reaching dealerships, Roush Performance has introduced their newest upgrade package for the 2018 Mustang GT and has an easy-to-remember name – the JackHammer.
Named after company founder Jack Roush, the JackHammer Mustang package features a unique exterior design, an upgraded suspension system and a supercharger that lifts the output to 710 horsepower, all for just $14,765 (not including installation).
The Roush JackHammer Mustang
The key component of the JackHammer package for the 2018 Ford Mustang GT is the Roush TVS 2650 supercharger, which increases the output from 460 to 710 horsepower. This engine upgrade also includes “low-temperature radiator system components”, which likely refers to an air-to-water intercooler system, along with the other items needed to bolt the blower up to the V8 engine.
To handle all of that extra power, the JackHammer Ford Mustang GT also gets heavy duty half shafts and 20-inch wheels with Continental ExtremeContact Sport Tires. Those tires improve handling as well, but to further make this Mustang better in the corners, Roush adds a performance adjustable coil-over suspension system and a strut tower brace.
Finally, as you can see in the image above, the JackJHammer Mustang gets the Roush treatment on the outside, with new a new upper and lower grille opening, a front chin spoiler, a vented hood, fender badges, a graphics package, side scoops, a new rear spoiler, a rear taillight blackout panel, a rear diffuser and a Roush windshield banner.
On the inside, the JackHammer Mustang sports a serial number plaque, a Roush instrument cluster, embroidered floor mats and illuminated door sill guards.
Everything listed here comes standard with the Roush JackHammer package for the 2018 Ford Mustang GT, but there are a few catches.
First, this package is only available with the fastback models, but it can be coupled with the 6-speed manual or the 10-speed automatic transmission.
Second, that price does not include installation or the base price of the vehicle (that part should be obvious), but you can order the package and have it installed at your local Ford dealership – provided that the dealership in question is one of the many approved Roush dealerships. The 2018 Mustang GT fastback with the 6-speed manual starts at $36,090 with destination, so when you add on the $14,765 package price of the JackHammer, you are sitting at $50,855 before supercharger installation.
Third, the Roush JackHammer package does come with a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty, but that is contingent on having the package installed at an approved Roush retailer.
Roush Mustang packages always sell well and with this one offering slightly more power than the Dodge Hellcat Challenger, this is likely to be a popular option for those looking to beef-up their 2018 Mustang GT.