Meet the 700-Horsepower Eagle Squadron Mustang GT
To celebrate Ford’s 20th anniversary as a of the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture event, the automaker will release a one-off Mustang that is sure to be a treat. And what better way to show off this amazing `Stang than with drifting champ Vaughn Gittin Jr. piloting it up the Goodwood Hillclimb.
Known as the Eagle Squadron Mustang GT, this rig boasts a camouflage paint scheme to match the Eagle Squadron Spitfire aircraft, a carbon-fiber wide-body kit, and a front chin spoiler, upper grille with integrated lighting, Gurney lip added to the Performance Pack rear spoiler, front turning vanes, dive planes, rocker splitters and lower grille diffusers.
As if its aggressive body kit doesn’t set it apart enough, this special Mustang GT also boasts a Ford Performance supercharger kit that pushes its 5.0-liter V-8 power plant to 700 horsepower and 610 pound-feet of torque. This potent V-8 throws the power through a Tremec six-speed manual transmission with a Ford Performance short shifter before sending it to the rear wheels.
It slices all the curves and twists in the Goodwood Hillclimb with an RTR Tactical Performance Suspension Package with in-car adjustable MagneRide dampers, Ford Performance lowering springs, and RTR adjustable sway bars. Keeping this Mustang planted are RTR Aero 7 two-piece forged wheels with 285/30ZR20 front and 305/30ZR20 rear Nitto NT555 tires.
Inside, the Eagle Squadron Mustang GT will boast a custom cabin that includes Recaro racing seats with Eagle Squadron logos, a hand-engraved shift knob crafted from the metal from a melted F-35 Lightning, and a “one-of-one” hand-engraved badge made from genuine Spitfire aluminum.
Want this rig in your garage? Vaughn Gittin Jr. will auction it at The Gathering on July 26. The winning bidder not only gets this incredible car, but he or she also gets an all-expense-paid trip to 2018 Ford Woodward Dream Cruise in July.
Can’t make it to the auction but still want a Mustang GT in your garage? We have a wide selection of them available here at Garber Automall. Check out our online inventory today to see if we have your favorite color in stock.