Roush has received more interest and enthusiasm than expected for the Roush P-51A* Mustang since its unveiling on 30 October.
Roush has received more interest and enthusiasm than expected for the Roush P-51A* Mustang since its unveiling on 30 October. So the company is increasing planned production of the car from 100 units to 151 units. Dealers and consumers have been slobbering at the thought of owning a P-51A* since its debut at SEMA.
The excessive interest in the car was unexpected, even for company executives. Roush Performance GM Joe Thompson said, "Certainly we anticipated that the Roush P-51A Mustang would be a popular car and sell quickly to our dealer base."
"But I must say that we were a little surprised at just how fast the demand grew for this car," he said.
Inspired by the P-51 Mustang fighter plane of World War II lore, the P-51A* boasts 510 horsepower and 510 ft-lb of torque. No Roush-produced Mustang can match those figures. The 4.6 liter engine has been completely rebuilt with a steel crankshaft, aluminum pistons, and (of course) the famous Roushcharger supercharger.
Roush made heavy changes to the exterior, including a complete aerodynamic package, 18-inch five spoke wheels, and a top-shelf suspension kit. Interior modifications consist of leather seats, white gauges, and special badging around the car.
During SEMA, Jack Roush was quoted as saying, "This is the type of product that ROUSH has wanted to produce for at least 10 years but the right platform, the right technology, and the right timing never intersected until now."
Final pricing will be announced in January 2008, and this added interest will surely cause the price to bump up higher. Production is still scheduled to begin during the first few months of 2008.