The 2018 Roush JackHammer Mustang is a 710 HP asphalt-pounding bruiser

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Although the looks might not hint at it, this Roush-imbued Mustang is here to inflict damage

Last year, Ford and Roush shook hands on a 700 hp V8 meant to boost the Mustang GT’s muscle courtesy of a new supercharger kit, with a detuned version (640 hp, 600 lb-ft) also available for the 2018 Ford F-150 truck.

According to Roush, the supercharging gimmick is also on the table for the JackHammer, but a new power output is specified: 710 hp, courtesy of the same 2650 Twin Vortices Series supercharger, redesigned for 2018.

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The thing is, though, you can only have the Roush JackHammer as a Mustang Fastback, but the good news is Roush is offering the upgrade on both six-speed manual and 10-speed automatic models.

Squeezing power to the ground via the rear wheels is a set of Continental Extreme Contact Sport tires wrapped around what Roush calls the only standard gloss black wheels available for one of its Mustangs.

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Optional bits and bobs include Recaro leather seats, a quad-tip performance exhaust setup, quarter window scoops, side body stripes and billet performance pedals (offered regardless of the gearbox choice).

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