Ford is about to launch its Apollo Edition 2015 Mustang GT. Still runs on gas, but it’s got fuel rods at its core! Think this car will bend some heads?
What would you have put in a Mustang inspired by putting a man on the moon?
This is the eighth year Ford has dreamed up an aviation-themed version of the Mustang to raise funds for groups that promote aviation. This year the lucky group is the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and their Airventure fly-in convention.
The Mustang is white and black like the moon against the deep cosmos. It’s got a carbon fiber front splitter, rear diffuser and rocker moldings. *United States* is a stripe descending along the hood as if on the side of a booster rocket. Not a company to overlook special effects, Ford threw in a set of orange glow lights to mimic the fiery impact of atmospheric re-entry.
Evoking a landing module, the cabin features special performance gauges, modified instrument clusters, unique sill plates, and a custom trim and a deleted rear seat. In the rear is an orbit of Apollo mission emblems. Righteous!
To ensure proper launch, the GT comes with a heart-pounding 627 horsepower and 540 pound-feet of torque. There is an X-pipe with side and rear exhaust, sport-tuned suspension, six-piston Brembo brakes and custom Forgiato 21-inch performance wheels.
Only one is or will ever be made and it’s to be auctioned at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015, July 23 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wis. Somebody is actually going to win this Mustang!! Bidders need to pre-qualify: 800-236-1025 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Imagine how much of a giant leap the auction winner is going to make!
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