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Ford created a special Mustang in honor of the American fighter pilots who served in the Royal Air Force in the opening days of World War II. The Eagle Squadron Mustang GT will make its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed before being auctioned off.

The Mustang sports the Eagle Squadron emblem on the hood as well has having other unique details throughout the body. With its Ford Performance supercharger, the Eagle Squadron Mustang GT delivers 700 hp from its 5.0-liter V-8. Ford also partnered with world champion drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. and his company RTR Vehicles, to give the car a special RTR carbon fiber wide-body kit. The model also got a Tactical Performance suspension package.

Gittin will take control of the Eagle Squadron Mustang GT at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the U.K. on July 12 before the car will go to a fundraising fly-in event hosted by the Experimental Aircraft Association in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on July 26 where it will be auctioned off. To support EAA’s youth education programs for the next generation of pilots. The highest bidder will also get a plaque autographed by Gittin and members of Ford’s design team, as well as tickets for the upcoming Ford Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit.

“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, says “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.”

Ford has made special edition vehicles with the EAA in support of the military and aviation before. Last year, Ford auctioned off a F-150 Raptor Mustang that paid tribute to the Lockheed F-22 Raptor. Other cars include an Apollo Edition Mustang and the Mustang F-35 Lightning II Edition that was inspired by the Lockheed Martin F-25 Lightning II fighter jet.

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No. 71 (Eagle) Squadron 1940-1942 (RAF, Dominion & Allied Squadrons at War)

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