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2009 Roush P-51B Mustang

Staff Report

New features keep the warbird fresh.


11-11-08: Jack Roush continues his homage to the legendary World War II fighter plane he is a major enthusiast of with the 2009 Roush P-51B Mustang. A continuation of the 2008 Roush P-51A just 51 numbered P-51B’s will be built for 2009.

The 2009 P-51B will also have the same 510 hp / 510 lb.-ft. of torque 4.6L, 3-valve engine. To handle all that power, Roush replaces many of the internal components with forged pieces including aluminum pistons, forged steel H-Beam connecting rods and a forged steel crankshaft. An upgraded high-capacity fuel delivery system, heavy duty clutch and a custom-calibration for the ECM is added to manage the boost of the top dawg TVS2300 ROUSHcharger.

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While much of the car is evolutionary the major changes for the 2009 Roush P-51B Mustang include the return of a secondary sheave FEAD. This secondary accessory drive system was well known on the 2001-2004 Roush supercharged Mustangs. The assembly drives the supercharger with a second belt and floating pulley system that relieves stress from the crankshaft and other accessory drive items. The result is better response and longer lasting engine components.

In addition Roush adds a set of 6-piston brakes, new “black chrome” wheels, and a Roush vent pod gauge with a boost gauge. The car will be fitted with the new Cooper RS3 ultra-high performance tires and the trademark Roush Stage 3 suspension.

The 2009 Roush P-51B Mustang comes only in Vapor color accented with Olive Drab green badging to match the World War II motif, and a rear decklid black-out panel is included. The P-51B logo adorns the shifter ball, floor mats and is embroidered into the leather seating. Further matching the history of the fighter plane, which often saw different metal panels used to patch the planes back into flying and fighting condition, the six-piece Roush aerobody kit will have both Vapor and Silver colors utilized for a
subtle, but highly unique, look on the road.

“The 2009 Roush P-51B is really the closest thing we can do to truly match the performance and styling of the fighter plane,” said Jack Roush. “Just like the airplane, the P-51B Mustang has the power to outrun most anything, can turn like virtually nothing else, and will make those other ‘pilots’ have second thoughts before engaging in a skirmish.”

The 2009 Roush P-51B Mustang is now starting to arrive at Roush authorized Ford dealers and has a suggested retail pricing starting at $65,800 including destination fees and gas guzzler taxes. The few options available include a Roush trunk tool kit, enhanced Roush resonator exhaust and an Escort Passport 9500ci radar/laser defense system. As with all Roush vehicles, the 2009 P-51B has an industry-leading 3 year/36,000 mile warranty.

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