Ford and Vaughn Gittin Jr. have teamed up to create a one-off Mustang GT that honors American fighter pilots who flew in the Royal Air Force in WWII known as the Eagle Squadrons. These pilots were actually volunteers that wanted to fight against the enemy before America entered the War.
The custom Mustang was created through a collaboration between Ford Performance and Gittin’s RTR Vehicles. As for the car itself, the exterior was designed after the Hawker Hurricane plane, one of the most successful planes used in WWII. For power, this Mustang GT’s power has been increased up to 700 horsepower thanks to a Ford Performance supercharger. It also comes with an RTR carbon fiber widebody kit and Tactical Performance suspension.
The car will be debuted at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and then brought back to the United States for the Experimental Aircraft Association’s “The Gathering” event on July 26. During this event, the Mustang GT will be auctioned off to support EAA’s youth education programs.
“Supporting young pilots through the EAA charity auction reflects Ford’s aviation history, tracing back to the company’s early days and the Arsenal of Democracy during WWII,” said Darrell Behmer, Ford Mustang design chief. “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.”
Whoever gets the winning bid on this Mustang will also get an all-inclusive package for two to attend the 2018 Ford Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit where they will take delivery of the car.