Most aftermarket tuners only list the price for their conversions; it's up to you to provide the car. So when we an Ohio Ford dealership selling 727-horsepower, 610 lb.-ft supercharged Ford Mustangs for under $40,000, we figured that was the cost of the upgrade—you provide the Mustang.
Turns out, that's not the case. At , you can walk in the door with $40,000 cash, and walk out with a brand-new Roush supercharged Mustang GT that makes more power than a Hellcat. Now that's a gosh-dang bargain.
spoke with Charlie Watson, head of the Roush parts department at Lebanon Ford. Watson explained that the dealership decided on the $39,995 price tag "to focus on establishing a nationwide base of enthusiasts rather than making huge profits on each car." The math checks out: A base model, no-options Mustang GT carries a $32,395 MSRP, and asks $7549.99. Install item two on item one, ignore what you'd normally charge for labor, and you've got a pony with 727 horses at an astonishingly low price. Through some combination of dealership incentives, bulk-order supercharger discounts, or similar financial black magic, somehow Lebanon Ford manages to make money on these beasts.
Of course, most customers go for a little more than the rock-bottom package. Watson told The Drive that many cars sticker between $45,000 and $60,000, between factory option packages, Roush performance upgrades, or styling enhancements. , the work is even covered by a three-year, 30,000-mile warranty.
Lebanon Ford says it will arrange shipping to anyone, anywhere, and , there are two brand-new 2016 Mustangs with Roush Phase 1 superchargers good for 670 horsepower, both under $40,000. Watson told The Drive that the dealership has already sold more than two dozen supercharged Mustangs, and with a sizable inventory of Mustang GTs and Roush supercharger kits on hand, this isn't some one-time stunt.
So, yes: For $40,000, you can get a brand-new 2016 Mustang capable of stomping a Hellcat. That's nearly $9,000 cheaper than a Mustang Shelby GT350, and more than $22,000 less than the most affordable Challenger SRT Hellcat, both of which are frequently victims of egregious dealership price mark-ups. Use the money you save to keep a plentiful stock of rear tires.