The Ford Mustang might have been named after an American fighter airplane, however now there’s one disguised as a British Spitfire that was constructed to honor U.S. vets from World Battle II.
The Eagle Squadron Mustang GT is a one-off creation that might be auctioned to lift cash for the Experimental Plane Affiliation’s youth aviation education schemes on the upcoming AirVenture occasion in Oshkosh, Wis., on July 26. Ford has been donating customized vehicles with an aeronautical theme to the trigger for the previous decade.
This version is a tribute to the American pilots who volunteered to fly with the British Royal Air Pressure earlier than the USA formally entered the struggle. The coupe is wrapped in a camo livery impressed by the planes, and options Eagle Squadron logos all through the cabin, plus a touch plaque constituted of Spitfire-sourced aluminum.
It’s additionally a excessive efficiency machine that’s powered by a 700 hp V8 that includes a Ford Efficiency supercharger and geared up with a suspension, wheels and distinctive bodywork designed by drift racer Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s RTR Automobiles.
Ford and Gittin even took the automobile on a visit to England earlier than the public sale, the place it made a run up the hill climb course on the Goodwood Pageant of Velocity, which takes place close to the positioning of an previous RAF base.
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