Roush Ford Mustang 5XR 2011 now in UAE as Shamal 500R

Roush Ford Mustang 5XR 2011 now in UAE as Shamal 500R

Roush unveiled their 5XR tuner sports car, based on the 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0, back in October in the United States. And according to Ford’s dealer website in Dubai, the Roush Mustang is already officially on sale in the UAE alongside the regular Mustang GT and the Shelby GT500. The 5XR package, which includes “RoushCharger” engine upgrade components, is seemingly being called the “The Shamal” 500R kit in the GCC.

The base “5.0” motor has been tuned to become a supercharged 5.0-litre V8 good for 525 hp and 630 Nm of torque, mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.

Available as a coupe or convertible, the Roush Mustang features an aggressive body kit with a unique front fascia, side skirts, a modified rear valance, rear-quarter window louvres, front chin splitter, and a three-piece decklid spoiler, as well as a billet grille, sportier suspension and 20-inch wheels with Cooper RS3 tyres.

Alongside regular Ford items such as the SYNC telecom system, Shaker audio and a 3.55 limited-slip diff, other Roush-specific features further include a ball shift knob, aftermarket exhaust, floor mats, leather upholstery, door sill plates, upgraded brakes, a whole bunch of badges, all with full warranty. Also included are “Shamal” graphics, which will not carry a warranty.

Roush announced that production will be limited to 150 units and pricing for the partial package starts at the equivalent of Dhs 57,000 just for the parts, on top of the cost of the Mustang GT. We assume it will go for well beyond Dhs 250,000 if you want to pick one up from a showroom in Abu Dhabi or Dubai.

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What do you think?



  1. Awesome! Can we get Saleen and Steeda to come to the region too please!

  2. This is the car, power and look at the same time. Its not Korean so its gotta be fun to drive.

    The engine is up to scratch finally, producing 525 HP. This is very good relative to the engine size.

    You have 5.0L, so power must not be below 500 HP. Other than this, according to Mechanical Engineering, you are wasting power and some of the fuel is burnt but not used.

    Its a driver’s car.

  3. But after looking at the photos again, i think the rear end and the tail lights should be changed to match the front aggressive styling. The rear end is SAD, and the front id aggressive!

  4. I agree with Fahad. They finally managed to produce HP proportional to the engine capacity. This is what they really teach about power and fuel consumption.

    And also the rear is outdated. They need to make it more aggressive than this. Also the rear sides above the rear wheels, need to be face-lifted.

  5. Some helluva weekend track car that would be..

  6. Lucky to own one guys
    only 15 in uae
    Mine is #10
    And i agree with the tail
    But who cares when it sound so awesome.

    See you guys on the road ..

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