"As MM&FF Editor Evan Smith heated the hides at Gainesville Raceway behind the wheel of the 2010 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang, we were hoping for, and expecting, a high-11-second quarter-mile pass. Our Stage 3 tester was packing 540 hp-an animal on the dyno and on the street.
"Still in bone-stock trim, Smith edged up to the starting line, staged ever so shallow, revved the engine, and waited for the Tree to come down. With the blown mod mill poised at 3,000 rpm, the lights dropped and Smith traded feet. The 540hp Three-Valve let out a grunt, the Cooper RS3s shrieked slightly, and the ROUSH was gone in a Kona Blue flash. A mean growl emitted from the tuned exhaust, echoing off the control tower, and there was nary a flash in rpm on each powershift. Finally, the Stage 3 was in high gear and screaming when it crossed the stripe. The outcome: 11.57 at 124.78 mph!"
Read the full story: The 2010 Roush Stage 3: Roush Performance Pulls Another Trick Out Of Jack's Hat (Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords)