2017 P-51 Is Roush’s Most Menacing Mustang Yet
Roush’s beastly P-51 Mustang generates 727 horsepower and 610 lb-ft of torque, making it more powerful than a Lamborghini Aventador.
At the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in November, Roush stunned attendees with their P-51 Mustang. The menacing vehicle had a plenty of promise, and has now returned. But this time, Roush has revealed the specs behind the car, which are truly staggering.
As Motor Authority reports, the Roush P-51 Mustang utilizes the underpinnings of a Ford Mustang GT and reworks the powertrain. The 5.0-liter V8, which usually cranks out 435 horsepower, gets a boost from a Roush Phase 2 2.3-liter Eaton TVS supercharger, raising power to an incredible 727 horsepower and 610 lb-ft of torque. That’s more horsepower than a Lamborghini Aventador LP 720-4 50 Anniversario.
With 727 horsepower on tap, driving the P-51 Mustang will surely be an experience. And to ensure that passengers hear the glorious roar of the engine, the car is fitted with an adjustable exhaust system that has three sound profiles pre-loaded into the system, and a custom mode that can be adjusted through an app.
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The chassis also benefits from a few goodies, which include adjustable coil-over suspension, 19-inch alloy wheels, upgraded half shafts, and a high-performance brake package. With these upgrades, the P-51 Mustang will actually be able to use its newfound performance instead of just spinning its tires in agony.
Aesthetically, the P-51 Mustang wears an aggressive body kit, giving the vehicle a new front end, which features a prominent front splitter, new grille, and hood scoop. The back now wears a large wing and a bulbous diffuser. The interior has also been given the once over and now has gorgeous brown leather seats, which, as Motor Authority claims, are meant to replicate bomber jackets that were used by the brave individuals that actually piloted P-51 Mustang fighter planes.
The modifications, then, are clearly extensive. And by now, it’s clear to see that this won’t be a cheap vehicle. The price for the upgrades costs $42,500, which doesn’t include the price of the donor Mustang GT. With a base 2017 Ford Mustang GT starting at $33,195, the total package will cost upwards of $75,000.
While that’s not exactly cheap, it’s much more affordable than other vehicles that have similar power outputs. And the P-51 Mustang does come with a 3-year/36,000 mile warranty. Plus, owners will get bragging rights, as only 51 examples of the car will be built for the 2017 model year. Not interested in getting the complete package? Well, Roush will sell you the supercharger upgrade for just $7,799.99.
via [Motor Authority]