• Oct 30, 2007


Click on image above for high-res gallery of the Roush P-51A Mustang

Say what you want about all the numerous types of Mustangs, but you have to admit that this is one that deserves the attention. Roush's latest Mustang, the P-51A, is the most powerful one to date at 510 horsepower and 510 lb-ft torque, and features styling cues based off of the P-51 fighter plane that played a key role in World War II. The new Mustang features completely forged internals including pistons, connecting rods, and crankshaft that allows for higher horsepower from a brand new supercharger system. The 3-year/36,000 mile warranty is also retained on this macho muscle car. Visually the P-51A is a stunner, with a Roush body kit, black high flow grille, a silver and green paint scheme replicating the airplane, and red and yellow shields that pay tribute to the 357th Fighters Group. Only 100 will be produced at a price tag just north of $65,000. Seeing how Roush hasn't had a problem quickly selling out of its previous special edition Mustangs, we'd venture to guess that this one will go pretty quickly, as well.



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      • 7 Years Ago
      NICE
      • 7 Years Ago
      hmm, wonder if this has anything to do with jack roush owning and flying an authentic p-51? maybe...
        • 7 Years Ago
        settle down; i was just pointing out between a roush product and the p-51. i don't really care one way or the other about the car... i'm sure it'll sell out, roush will make money, and the people who by them will have fun shredding rear tires.
        • 7 Years Ago
        probably. But come on. You didn't think "oh, like the car?" or vice versa when you first heard of one or the other?

        Though, I don't really see what styling cues he took from the plane, besides the red/yellow patch thing from the 357th.
        • 7 Years Ago
        "pointing out *the connection*" sorry for the typo
      • 7 Years Ago
      If only Mercedes would build an SL65 Me-109 edition, they could battle it out on the track like the old days. Eh, Mercedes would probably never see the light of day if that happened.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I like the new mustang, but this is just getting silly. I'm waiting for the Wal-mart Mustang and the Jegs brand Mustang
      • 7 Years Ago
      the 357th didn't have any p-51a's...
        • 7 Years Ago
        You are correct in that they few P-51's, but they never flew P-51A's... we did not produce very many. They started getting P-51B's, but the majority of the aircraft they few were P-51D's... the ones with the bubble canopy. I think they called it the 'P-51A' because that model had a air duct on the 'hood', just like this Roush. See this picture of a P-51A: http://uploader.ws/upload/200710/DSC_6262_P51A_NX4235Y_Mrs_Virginia_right_side_takeoff_m.jpg

        I see some people noticed Jack Roush owns a P-51... his is a replica of the P-51D Old Crow, flown by Bud Anderson who was with the 357th, whose checkerboard colored nose is the badge on the mustang. I just found it odd they called it P-51A and threw in the part about the 357th, when they had no connection.

        Bud Anderson/Jack Roush's P-51D:
        http://www.cebudanderson.com/jack17.jpg
      • 7 Years Ago
      Being a chevy man at heart, I would rather buy a Z06 considering the "price tag just north of $65,000".

      I do give these cars respect though, they are bat sh!t quick and sound like a dream.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The P-51 is one of the most beautiful machines ever built.....this, not so much.
        • 7 Years Ago
        >>> I am in total agreement with you AlexDB9. The North American P-51 has secured its place as one of the finest aircraft in aviation history. It's also pretty common knowledge that Ford named the vehicle after the legendary fighter.

        However, it may be a lesser known, and ironic fact, that pilots who flew the Mustang often referred to it as the "Cadillac of the skies."
      • 7 Years Ago
      Styling cues off a P-51??? Like what?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Yeah, I like the new Mustang but even I'm saying , "What?"
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