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Ford to honor American fighter pilots who served in RAF during World War II with Eagle Squadron Mustang GT ahead of charity auction

The sports car, named Eagle Squadron Mustang GT, will be driven by Ford and world champion drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. in Britain during Goodwood Festival of Speed on Jul. 12. It will then reappear at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in on Jul. 26

Ford has modified a Mustang GT to honor American fighter pilots who served in the Royal Air Force during World War II.

The sports car, named Eagle Squadron Mustang GT, will be driven by Ford and world champion drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. in Britain during Goodwood Festival of Speed on Jul. 12. It will then reappear at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in on Jul. 26.

The car will be auctioned off during the EAA fundraiser, The Gathering, that day.

“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.”

2018 marks the 20th year Ford has supported The Gathering during EAA AirVenture. All proceeds will be donated to EAA’s youth education programs to encourage and support the next generation of pilots. In all, Ford has donated 11 custom-designed vehicles and helped raise more than $3 million.

The one-of-a-kind Eagle Squadron Mustang GT features a 700-horsepower 5.0-liter V8 with a Ford Performance supercharger, RTR carbon fiber wide-body kit and Tactical Performance suspension package.

Photo credit: Ford

Source: Ford

Dario Leone

Dario Leone is an aviation, defense and military writer. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviation Geek Club” one of the world’s most read military aviation blogs. His writing has appeared in The National Interest and other news media. He has reported from Europe and flown Super Puma and Cougar helicopters with the Swiss Air Force.

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