6,923 Actual Mile Roush P-51b Roushcharged 4.6L 605 HP
- #22 of 51 produced
- Fully documented
- Supercharged 4.6L V8 - 605hp/510lb-ft
- Upgraded Tremec 5-speed
- Ford 8.8 Detroit TruTrac / 3.55 gears
- Full Roush suspension
- 18 inch black chrome Roush wheels
The P-51 Mustang of World War II carries a memorable design and an impressive combat record that makes it one of the most easily recognized military aircraft of all time. Playing on those strengths, the team at Roush Performance took one of their signature pony cars and turned the dials up, creating a street-fighting tribute worthy of the P-51 name. The color scheme pays homage to pilots of the 357th Fighters Group, Eighth Air Force ETO (European Theater Operations) while the performance numbers offer the thrills of the sky without leaving the ground. Number 22 of only 51 produced for the 2009 model year, this awesome Mustang is both a blast to drive and a sound investment. If you're looking for a unique show car that's virtually guaranteed to grow into an elite, investment grade muscle car, here's your chance to strap in early and watch this Mustang climb!
This is the 9th of just 51 total P-51B's to roll out of the Roush shop and, with just 6,923 original miles, it remains showroom pristine. The pony car's body is arrow straight with no history of accidents or damage of any kind. A close look down its fuselage reveals not so much as a dent or ding anywhere. Roush's high quality paint and bodywork blend invisibly with the car's tight and glossy factory panels. And overall, this Ford pony conveys a premium sense of collectability that, when combined with its spectacular performance, creates a timeless modern classic.
Following the successful launch of their 2008 P-51A, which is one of the most sought-after and collectible Mustangs of the company's 17 year history, Roush Performance decided 'refinement' would be the key term when it came time for a 2009 follow up. Nowhere is that theme more apparent than on the exterior of this P-51B where a high flow Roush grille hangs a familiar P-51 emblem between factory black-bucket head lights, a custom Roush front valence and a P-51B-exclusive silver chin spoiler. Above that grille, a factory Mustang GT hood props a prominent “ROUSHCHARGED” branded scoop above a P-51B-exclusive painted green stripe and P-51B-exclusive painted “510 HP” call-outs. Behind that hood, original glass displays a silver “Roush” windshield banner between flat black factory rear view mirrors and body-matched Roush quarter window covers. Below that glass, bright P-51B emblems and traditional Roush Performance emblems are perfectly aligned with Vapor painted rocker panels and Vapor painted door handles. At the back of the car, a P-51B-exclusive black valence centers pristine factory tail lights and a “P-51” branded faux fuel filler emblem between a silver, fiberglass racing spoiler, a stylized rear bumper and Roush branded exhaust tips.
Like most Roush Mustangs, the P-51B features a supercharged and intercooled 4.6 liter Ford V8. Unlike most Roush Mustangs, the P-51B features a whole roster of performance upgrades which include forged aluminum pistons, forged steel H-beam connecting rods, a forged steel crankshaft, unique high flow fuel injectors, a unique fuel rail and a dual 60mm electronic throttle body. The TVS Technology Roushcharger is an Eaton style blower that sits atop the engine and exhales through an air-to-liquid intercooler which helps manage on-track temperatures. In front of that blower, you'll find a custom Roush air induction system and below that blower you'll find a custom Roush Performance intake manifold. Despite Fords 4.6 liter being a very strong engine as is, a beefier cooling system, a recalibrated ECM and a full set of Roush billet caps were implemented to aid both performance and aesthetics. All those tweaks, modifications and substitutions eventually tally up to a mild 8.6 to 1 compression, an even 510 horsepower and a spectacular 510 lb./ft. of torque. This P51-b has an added HP boost which takes it to the 605 mark by virtue of a dealer-installed Roush upgraded cam/head package. On the radiator support, a Roush Performance badge lists the hot engine's power output and verifies this Mustang as number 9 of the 51 P-51Bs built. On the passenger's side inner fender you'll find a satin metal plate that's engraved with the signature of the technician who assembled the engine. Number 9's engine bay features Roush Performance's typical OEM style expertise and displays hardly any signs of usage at all. And when the engine fires up, the custom air intake combines with the awesome Roushcharger to provide a sinister whine at idle and an incredible roar from trackside!
From the Dearborn factory, the D2C Mustang platform is a very capable foundation and this P-51's added Roush Performance upgrades make it a true force to be reckoned with. The transmission is a Tremec 5-speed manual which utilizes an upgraded clutch and a Roush aluminum flywheel to drive a rugged Ford 8.8-inch rear end. Inside that rear end, a Detroit TrueTrac differential houses road course appropriate 3.55 gears which combine with a Roush wheel hop reduction kit to give the car long legs on the straightaway. And outside of that rear end Roush Suspension System upgrades, which include new front struts, new rear shocks, new pinion snubbers, new front and rears sway bars, and new springs at all four corners, give the car good grip out of the bends. Braking is handled by a combination of red, six-piston “ROUSH” branded front calipers and factory grade rear calipers which respectively clamp positively massive 14 inch, two-piece slotted front rotors and slotted rear rotors. Spent gases are whisked away by an optional Roush Performance off-road exhaust system which is specifically engineered for Ford's 'mod' motor. As a result, the P-51B sounds downright predatory even at idle. Power is put to the pavement through awesome 18-inch Roush Performance black chrome forged alloy wheels which spin super sticky 275/40 Cooper Zeon radials around mandatory locking lug nuts.
Roush Performance always goes a step beyond most tuners by adding unique interior upgrades to their vehicles. Steal one glance through the doors of this barely touched P-51B and you'll find a top-of-the-line cockpit that still retains its new car smell and still features some of its protective factory plastic. The seats are supple leather buckets which display light stitching, suede inserts and bright “P-51B” logos. Inside the dash, an OEM-quality Roush Stage 3 electro luminescent instrument panel rides behind attractive carbon fiber trim and a cleverly placed boost gauge. At the center of the car, a Roush Performance short throw shifter looks perfect between a carbon fiber topped console and a powerful Shaker 500 audio system. And at the floor, Roush Performance CNC billet foot pedals hang over like-new black carpet which is protected by custom “P-51B” embroidered floor mats and bordered by satin-finished Roush sill plates. Behind the cockpit, a factory correct trunk hangs a slick Roush Performance tool kit above ample storage space. Naturally, all the amenities and convenience features you've come to expect in a modern classic are present and accounted for including climate control, cruise control and full power accessories.
Documentation for this aeronautical themed Roush includes an original Ford window sticker, an original Roush Performance window sticker, an original Ford owner's manual, an original Roush owner's manual, and an extra key fob still in the plastic.
With historically-rooted good looks and tons of power on tap, Roush's take on the P-51 would be a homerun on any scale. With only 51 in existence, the only sound strategy is to act fast and hold tight. If you're looking for a future blue chip collector piece that's interesting, fun, easy to live with and scary fast all at the same time, make this awesome 2009 P-51B Mustang your next car!
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