The U.S. Apollo spaceflight program has inspired a one-of-a-kind Ford Mustang.
Dubbed the Ford Mustang Apollo Edition, the American automaker took a 2015 Ford Mustang GT and gave it a unique glossy pure white and pure black non-production paint scheme. Carbon fiber pieces include the front splitter, rear diffuser, rocker moldings and accent treatments, while underbody LED lighting symbolizes atmospheric re-entry.
While it won’t be rocketing to outer space anytime soon, the Ford Mustang Apollo Edition does receive a Ford Performance supercharger and shifter, X-pipe with side and rear exhaust, sport-tuned suspension, six-piston Brembo brakes and custom 21-inch Forgiato wheels.
In total, the Mustang Apollo Edition delivers 627 hp and 540 lb-ft of torque and will be heading to auction for one lucky owner to bid on.
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The custom sports car will be auctioned off at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Gathering of Eagles gala on July 23, an annual event that draws over 1,000 aviation enthusiasts to support EAA youth education programs. Proceeds from the Mustang will go on to benefit EAA youth education programs, including the Young Eagles. The American automaker has a long-standing relationship with EAA and its vehicles have collectively raised nearly $3 million at EAA AirVenture events since 2008.
“Ford has been a committed sponsor of EAA and AirVenture for more than 15 years – bringing incredible value to those who make Oshkosh the highlight of their aviation year,” said Jack Pelton, EAA chairman of the board. “With its eighth Mustang donation, Ford continues to excite with its specialty vehicles, which reflect the depth of the company’s commitment and which allow EAA to provide support to its valuable programs and dedicated members in helping us grow the next generation of aviators.”
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