2009 Roush 427R in Grabber Orange
Finding one Grabber Orange 2009 Roush Mustang is pretty rare, but finding two Grabber Orange Roush models at the same show is pure Irish luck! No need to thank me, like I said, this was pure Irish luck. Occasionally, I take a weekend off from my normal routine of pounding down Guinness ale and shots of Jameson, fist fighting in pubs, and fire bombing British constables in Northen Ireland to go to car shows. Enough about me and the irish stereotype though...
I wasn't lucky enough to find the owner of this Roush, so most of the info provided is from personal observation of car and whatever other info I could dig up from the internet.
Here are the basic fact concerning this car, though there were 122 427R coupes produced, which accounts for over 27% of Roush's 2009 production. Only a lonely 2 units were dressed in Grabber Orange and both wore the black center and hockey stick stripes on the fenders. Both Grabber Orange units have the same 435 horse Roush charged power plants mated to a 5 speed manual row box.
I wasn't able to get the mileage off this car...yet, but I'll keep you posted when I do. This is a pretty clean car but appears it sees quite a bit of action and the owner is not afraid to drive it. You can tell it's been driven in the rain a few times and was also wearing four newer Michelins, (a step up from the factory supplied slippery Cooper Zeons), so I'm guessing the car has around 30-40,000 on the clock.
Under the hood is the usual forced induction set up cramming air and fuel into the 4,6 liter mill. Good for a 12.8 average quarter mile time depending conditions with a solid launch and hook up. This car wasn't build to tear up the drag strip like the Gt500 though. Most of this cars magic is realized in the corners where it can pull close to 1.0g on the skid pad even with the lackluster Cooper rubber, better than any other tuner variant made in 2009!
There's little wear and signs of weather under the hood which is to be expected from a car that actually sees road time. The body is flawless with no rock chips on the front air dam, scuff marks or dents or dings in the body. The top half of the car reveals very slightly noticeable paint fade from the sun but is in overall excellent shape with no swirl marks in the clear coat.
The interior sports a dual pillar gauge pod, the carbon fiber trim package, Roush throw shifter and the optional Grabber Orange stitching on the seats along with Jack Roush signature seat inserts showing very little signs of wear.
If you know the owner of this car from Kentucky, or know the owner of the only other 427R in Grabber Orange, drop us a line below in the comments section. We'd love to learn more about this car and add some more pics and info to the story.