For its most recent aircraft propelled Mustang, Ford and Vaughn Gittin Jr. collaborate to pay tribute to the fighter pilots who served in the Royal Air Force to guard Britain amid World War II. The Eagle Squadron Mustang GT took its motivation from the attires of the P-51 Mustangs that shot down Messerschmitts to keep the U.K. safe.
The single teaser picture of the Eagle Squadron Mustang GT flaunts its warrior style paint plot with square of olive dull and dim green. An RAF roundel shows up on the hood, and a white strip traverses the tail. Yellow features give flies of shading to the front end and mirrors.
This Mustang packs a 700-torque (522 kW) 5.0-liter V8 with a Ford Performance supercharger. RTR supplies a carbon fiber widebody unit, and there’s an updated suspension from Tactical Performance.
Vaughn Gittin Jr. will drive the custom Mustang at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on July 12, and afterward it will go to auction at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture Gathering of Eagles in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on July 26. The sale will bolster a charity that gives youngsters a chance to learn how to fly. The purchaser will likewise get a comprehensive excursion to the Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit for a handover ceremony, including a marked plaque from Gittin and the Ford design team.
“The Eagle Squadron Mustang GT build with Vaughn and the Ford design team is a great way to honor our heroes and keep the spirit of aviation alive for the next generation of American pilots,” Darrell Behmer, Ford Mustang design chief, said in the model’s announcement.
Ford has provided eleven custom vehicles to EAA Airventure and bolstered the occasion for 20 years. For the most part, the vehicles have been modified Mustangs, however a year ago the organization shook things up by building a F-22 fighter jet propelled F-150 Raptor. The auctions have raised over $3 million.