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June 15, 2018

By: Jonathan

CARS

Vaughn Gittin Jr., Ford Honor WWII Pilots With One Off Mustang GT

World War II was fought on such a massive scale and went on for so long that it’s often forgotten that the United States’ involvement began well after Europe. However, before the U.S. entered the war following Pearl Harbor in December of 1941 there was a group of volunteer pilots that would join the Royal Air Force to help defend the skies of Europe, these pilots squadrons were known as Eagle Squadrons.

To honor these pilots Ford Performance has teamed up with champion drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. and his Mustang RTR performance line to create a one-of-a-kind Ford Mustang GT. Starting with a base GT this one off tribute Mustang features, “a 700-horsepower 5.0-liter V8 with a Ford Performance supercharger, RTR carbon fiber wide-body kit and Tactical Performance suspension package.” However, most notable is the Royal Air Force Eagle inspired livery adding a menacing outside to match the inside.

This unique tribute will debut next month at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England before returning stateside to Oshkosh, Wisconsin where it will be auctioned of during EAA AirVenture. Proceeds from the sale will go to support the EAA’s youth education programs.

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