Legendary Power Off The Shelf - Roush Launches Its Big V8's In Europe

Legendary Power off the shelf …


Stand 35-39, National Kit & Performance Car Show. Donington Park Circuit, Castle Donington, Derby, 15th-16th October 2005

The Roush range of big power, high-performance V8 engines, derived from its legendary success in racecars, is to be marketed throughout Europe. The company makes its debut appearance at the annual Kit and Performance Car Show at Donington this weekend where it unveils the first three fully calibrated engine packages, which will spearhead Roush’s entry into this growing specialist market.

Roush Europe Managing Director, John Mitchell says, "Throughout motorsport - particularly in the US, where our teams dominate NASCAR, the Roush name is synonymous with the best in big performance engine technology, build quality and reliability.

The replica industry has already immortalised cars such as the Cobra and GT40. Now, the owners and builders of these replicas - and others - will be able to buy a complete Roush engine package for their cars."

At Donington, Roush shows three engines from the range:

Entry point in the engine range is represented by the 342 RE, based on the 5.0 litre small block 302 engine and developing 430 bhp and 546 Nm (420 lbs.ft) of torque. The engine is supplied complete with ECU, Roush calibration, a dyno power certificate and a two-year, 24,000-mile warranty.

Next up the scale is the Roush 402 IR, already the standard fit in the Le Mans Daytona coupe, also displayed on the stand. The unit, which features 8-stack fuel injection, is based on the 5.7 litre 351 Windsor small block engine - and develops 550 bhp with a mammoth 650 Nm (500 lbs.ft) of torque. As with other units, the engine is supplied complete with ECU, Roush calibration, dyno power certificate and manufacturer’s warranty package.

Representing the same sheer brute power derived for the legendary Cobras, is the 7.5 litre Roush 451RFE. This lightweight aluminium block unit is effectively a road-going race engine – developing 455 bhp and delivering a stunning 682.5 Nm (525 lbs.ft) of torque.

Also on the stand is the latest Stage 2 Roush Mustang as featured in EVO Magazine, now fitted with a Roush Supercharger giving 420bhp. A Limited Edition Roush Mustang will be offered in Europe badged as the 420RE which features a supercharger, chassis and brake upgrades with detailed appearance enhancements.

16 October 2005 Staff

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