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One-off Ford Eagle Squadron Mustang GT revealed

A one-off Ford Eagle Squadron Mustang GT has been revealed ahead of its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on July 12.

BUILT TO COMMEMORATE the US fighter pilots who served in the Royal Airforce during World War II, the Eagle Squadron Mustang GT will be driven at Goodwood by Ford and world champion drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr.

Indeed, the Eagle Squadron Mustang was co-created by Ford Performance and Gittin’s RTR Vehicles taking its inspiration from the Royal Airforce Eagle Squadrons. After its been driven at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the car will return to the US where it will be auctioned off to support the Experimental Aircraft Association’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.”

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The one-of-a-kind Eagle Squadron Mustang GT features a more-than 500kW 5.0-liter V8 with a Ford Performance supercharger, RTR carbon fiber wide-body kit and Tactical Performance suspension package.

“The car’s highest bidder also receives an all-inclusive package for two to attend the 2018 Ford Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit in August to take delivery of the car along with a plaque autographed by Gittin and members of the Ford design team,” Ford said.

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Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober was born in the shadow of Mount Panorama in Bathurst and, so, it was inevitable he’d fall into work as a motoring writer. He began his motoring career in 2000 reviewing commercial vehicles, before becoming editor of Caravan & Motorhome magazine. He then moved to MOTOR Magazine before going freelance and contributing to Overlander 4WD, 4×4 Australia, TopGear Australia, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Australian, CARSguide, and many more.