This one-off Eagle Squadron Mustang GT pays tribute with 700 horsepower, carbon fiber body kit
Almost eighty years ago, a group of American volunteer pilots risked life and limb to volunteer in the Royal Air Force. They flew alongside British pilots in three Eagle Squadrons, fighting in the skies over the British coast and France during World War II. Now, Ford and champion drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. pay tribute to those men who joined the Royal Air Force with this one-off Eagle Squadron Mustang GT.
Contrary to what this solitary overhead still might suggest, there’s more going on than just some paint and a body kit. In fact, this Eagle Squadron Mustang GT features a more powerful 5.0-liter V8. Instead of the 460 horsepower you’d normally get if you bought one from your Ford dealer, this one has 700 horsepower. That huge power bump comes courtesy of a Ford Performance supercharger. On top of that, there’s also an RTR carbon fiber wide-body kit and a “Tactical Performance” suspension package.
Gittin’s RTR Vehicles and Ford Performance will debut this car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK on July 12. After that, it will head to the Experimental Aircraft Associations AirVenture Gathering of Eagles in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on July 23rd. This Eagle Squadron Ford Mustang GT will head for auction, where the highest bidder will get an all-inclusive package to the Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit this August.
Over the past two decades, Ford has donated 11 custom-designed vehicles for the AirVenture event and raised more than $3 million for the Young Eagles youth program to support the next generation of pilots. All proceeds from the sale of the Eagle Squadron Mustang GT will go toward that program on July 26th, 2018 at the AirVenture event.