If it feels like forever ago when Roush last came out with a P-51 Mustang, that’s because it’s already been about 10 years. The last version with merely 510 horsepower seems tame compared to their new fighter plane inspired pony.
Roush pays tribute to the original inspiration for the Ford Mustang
When we first saw this car at SEMA last year, all the specs had not been finalized, leaving Mustang fans guessing exactly what the car would be capable of. We now know that the car will be packing a punch with a ludicrous 727 horsepower and 610 pound-feet of torque. This will all come from a 2nd generation 2.3-liter Eaton TVS supercharger strapped to the factory Coyote 5.0 V8 engine and either a manual or automatic transmission. The last P-51 with the 4.6 liter V8 required extensive internal engine modifications to handle the added power, further proving these new Coyote engines are the real deal.
Naturally, Roush’s complete P-51 package doesn’t end with making gobbs of horsepower. The P-51 features TracPack add-ons like lightweight black weld wheels wrapped in 295/35/19 Continental ExtremeContact tires, three-way adjustable coilover suspension and 2 piece brake rotors with upgraded pads on the manual cars.
Exterior styling is all Roush with plenty of carbon fiber used on the rear deck lid spoiler, a new carbon front splitter, custom painted hood and ambient lighting for the grill.
Interior highlights include custom Amaretto leather seating that resembles the brown bomber jackets used by P-51 Mustang fighter pilots, a custom P-51 interior plaque, performance pedals and manual cars get a red shift knob.
Pricing is as expected with the complete package costing about the same as the base GT Mustang itself. After you provide Roush with a new GT Mustang, expect to drop a check off for $42,500 to add the P-51 package that includes a 3-year 36,000 miles warranty.