Ford’s Latest Eagle Squadron One-Off Will Come With Vaughn Gittin Jr’s Input
One-off Mustang follows a long line of creations that have been auctioned off for charityby Kirby Garlitos, on
Ford and professional drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. are joining forces to create a one-off Ford Mustang that will be auctioned off at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture Gathering of Eagles event in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on July 26. The new creation, called the Eagle Squadron Mustang GT, will make its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on July 12 where it will be driven by Gittin Jr.
The inspiration behind the one-off Mustang are the fighter pilots who served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War,specifically the P-51 Mustangs
It’s been 11 years since Ford started building custom one-off Mustangs for the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual AirVenture Gathering of Eagles. This year, the inspiration behind the one-off Mustang are the fighter pilots who served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, specifically the P-51 Mustangs that were particularly crucial in U.K. history
We still don’t know the full details behind the Eagle Squadron Mustang GT, but we do get a teaser from Ford showing a bird’s eye view of the dressed up ‘Stang. From this angle, we can see the fighter-style paint scheme that was used on the car. The body is rocking a military camouflage livery with white strips and yellow highlights spread throughout the car. An RAF roundel is clearly visible on the hood of the Mustang, slamming home the point on which Ford drew its inspiration from.
Beyond the aesthetics, the Eagle Squadron Mustang GT also gets an extensive carbon fiber widebody kit from RTR, elements of which we can see on those wide - they’re really wide! — wheel arches. An upgraded suspension kit from Tactical Performance was also installed, but it’s really the Ford supercharger that helps elevate this particular Mustang into a bonafide, bogey-chasing, 700-horsepower muscle car.
The Eagle Squadron Mustang GT will eventually be auctioned off at the EAA event in Wisconsin like all other custom Mustangs before it.
"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," Ford Mustang design chief Darrell Behmer said in a statement.
The Eagle Squadron Mustang GT will eventually be auctioned off at the EAA event in Wisconsin like all other custom Mustangs before it. But before that, it’s going to make its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the company of drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr.
Whoever ends up winning the one-off Mustang will also receive an all-inclusive trip to the Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit for a handover ceremony, complete with a signed plaque from Gittin and Ford’s own design team.
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