Ford has released a teaser of a special Ford Mustang that it’s created with world champion drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. Dubbed the Eagle Squadron Mustang GT, this special 700-hp Mustang has been created to pay tribute to American fighter pilots who served in the Royal Air Force during World War II.
Co-created by Ford Performance and Gittin’s RTR Vehicles, the camouflaged, fighter aircraft-inspired Eagle Squadron Mustang GT will debut next month at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK on July 12. After Vaughn Gittin Jr. gets behind the wheel of the one-of-a-kind Mustang GT, it will then head back to the U.S. for the Experimental Aircraft Association’s largest fundraiser, The Gathering, held on July 26 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
The Eagle Squadron Mustang GT will be auctioned off at the fundraiser to raise money for the EAA’s youth education programs. The Eagle Squadron Mustang GT is powered by a 700-horsepower 5.0-liter V8 with a Ford Performance supercharger, RTR carbon fiber wide-body kit and Tactical Performance suspension package.
“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.”