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Did You Know Roush Did This?

By April 10, 2023June 7th, 2023Blog

Did You Know Roush Did This?

At Roush, our curiosity, ingenuity and determination allow us to push the boundary between possible and impossible. We help partners across nearly every industry take an idea from design, engineering, prototyping and testing to production. 

You’re probably most familiar with our alternative fuel buses and trucks, but did you know we also have also worked on helicopters and rockets? Or that we worked on this military vehicle called the Dagor and we even supercharge trucks through our Roush Performance division? 

Roush did all that! Check out more information on some of these programs below:

Supercharged Performance

Since 1976, Roush has increased the horsepower of stock engines by installing their very own supercharger. Today, Roush Performance has pumped more than 775 horsepower out of a 5.0L V8 engine. 

Frontline Clean Fuel Innovation

The ROUSH CleanTech Ford 7.3L V8 is used in Class 4-7 trucks and school buses. Operating with clean-burning propane reduces NOx emissions by 90% compared to the current EPA standard. 

ULA Vulcan Rocket

Roush’s advanced engineering team provided United Launch Alliance with design, engineering and 3D printing support for the development of its Advanced Cryogenic Evolved Stage (ACES), the upper stage of a space-bound rocket. 

Bell Helicopter 505 Jet Ranger X

To support Bell’s goal of securing orders for an aircraft that did not yet exist, Roush engineered and constructed three full-scale Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters with full fidelity in six months to display at an international trade show. 

Polaris Dagor

Roush and Polaris Defense partnered on a completely new “larger” class A military vehicle — the DAGOR. Roush offered its engineering experience and flexible manufacturing capabilities to the program. 

P-51 Mustang

Roush reverse engineers and applies modern manufacturing, design and materials expertise to vintage aircraft parts. 

Refined and Reduced NVH

Noise, vibration and harshness, or NVH, is a key part of what Roush has done for high performance cars, like the Roush 2021 Stage 3 Mustang, as well as conventional aircrafts, helicopters and kitchen appliances. Our ability to significantly reduce NVH has dramatically improved value for customers and increased sales for our partners. 

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! As the automotive industry continues to focus on innovative ways to reduce emissions and foster healthier communities, our forward-thinking work is more important than ever.

It’s an honor (and a lot of fun) to work for a company that partners with fleets to improve our planet.

Here’s what I’m reading this month:

Chelsea Uphaus

Director of Marketing

ROUSH CleanTech