Based on the sales success of the new Mustang, the large pool of Mustangs on the road poses a real incentive for offering aftermarket parts and accessories, which includes a new cold air kit by Roush. Not that the new 2010 Ford Mustang GT and its 315 horses are in need of horsepower help, but when power can be increased so easily, the decision to replace the stock air intake with one from Roush Performance is a no-brainer.
A degree of patience has to be excercised for those wishing to upgrade the breathing abilities of their ‘Stang as this new part won’t be available until after September 21st. When it is, Mustang GT owners can expect gains of around 10 horsepower, which is considerable considering how inexpensive the new kit is at around 200 bucks.
The new cold air intake replaces the stock 2010 Mustang GT filter housing with a true open element filter, that unlike the factory pieces uses a different air shroud that seals against the bottom of the hood to assure that colder air is breathed in by the engine.The stock MAF sensor will bolt into the new system and installation of the kit will not require any other engine modifications or tuning.
As anyone familiar with Roush would expect, because Roush has full control over their parts production, the appearance of this new kit looks like it came directly from Ford and is at least as a well made as the rest of the factory Mustang parts.