•   
  •   
  •   

News Ford Eagle Squadron Mustang GT Honors Fighter Pilots in WWII

11:12  16 june  2018
11:12  16 june  2018 Source:   motortrend.com

Ford is Taking Orders for the 2019 Bullitt

  Ford is Taking Orders for the 2019 Bullitt To celebrate the 50 years since the automotive cult-classic movie Bullitt, Ford has announced that it's taking orders for the 2019 Mustang Bullitt. This car isn't just some badges, fancy keys, and different floor mats. In fact, they've removed most of the badging and included some stout performance elements with this special Mustang.The engine shares the intake manifold with the GT350 and breathes a bit easier with an open-air intake and 87mm throttle body. A unique power control module will be added to make all 480 ponies and 420 lb.-ft of torque work to get the car to its 163 mph top speed in a hurry.

- One-of-a-kind 2013 Ford Mustang design inspired by World War II squadron of African American P-51 Mustang fighter pilots to be sold at charity auction July 26 at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis. - Sale will benefit the EAA Young Eagles organization

Based on a 2015 fastback Ford Mustang GT , Ford design and engineering teams transformed the 2009 - AV-X10 "Dearborn Doll" Mustang , crafted in honor of the World War II aircraft. 2012 - Red Tails Mustang , to pay homage to Tuskegee Airmen - courageous squadron of P-51 Mustang pilots

Ford Eagle Squadron Mustang GT © Motor Trend Staff Ford Eagle Squadron Mustang GT

Ford has created a special Mustang to honor American fighter pilots who served in the Royal Air Force during World War II. The Eagle Squadron Mustang GT will debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed before heading to the auction block.

The special Mustang GT features the Eagle Squadron emblem on the hood in addition to other unique details throughout the body. The three Eagle Squadrons consisted of American volunteer pilots who fought in the skies over northern Europe, including the British coast and France, before the U.S. entered the war.

Thanks to a Ford Performance supercharger, the bespoke Mustang GT delivers 700 hp from its 5.0-liter V-8. To further customize the vehicle, Ford partnered with world champion drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. and his company RTR Vehicles, giving the mustang a special RTR carbon fiber wide-body kit. The model also receives a Tactical Performance suspension package.

Ford to bring new Mustang to 2019 Cup series

  Ford to bring new Mustang to 2019 Cup series Ford has confirmed that it will introduce the Mustang for the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series. It currently runs the Fusion in the top-tier Cup series and it is the oldest make on the grid after Chevrolet introduced its new Camaro for 2018, a year after Toyota brought an updated Camry.There had been speculation throughout the 2018 season that Ford would introduce a new car and its leading teams such as Penske and Wood Brothers had asked for improvements to the current car over the off-season.The Mustang has already competed in the Xfinity series, but will now replace the Fusion in Cup next year.

"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 ."

The Eagle Squadrons were three fighter squadrons of the Royal Air Force (RAF), formed with volunteer pilots from the United States during the early days of World War II (circa 1940), prior to America's entry into the war in December 1941.

Gittin will pilot the Eagle Squadron Mustang GT at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the U.K. on July 12. After this event, the muscle car will make its way to a fundraising fly-in event hosted by the Experimental Aircraft Association in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on July 26. Here, it will go up for auction, and all proceeds will support EAA's youth education programs for the next generation of pilots. The highest bidder will also take home 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, in a statement. "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."

1968 Ford Mustang GT from "Bullitt" Goes to Washington

  1968 Ford Mustang GT from Parked on the National Mall this weekend.You can find the classic Mustang on display at the National Mall in celebration of the 50th anniversary of movie and the pony car's 54th birthday.

The Blue Oval’s engineering and design teams have developed a one-of-a-kind “Red Tails” edition of the 2013 Ford Mustang GT Coupe, the styling of which was inspired by World War II squadron of African American P-51 Mustang fighter airplanes.

The Eagle Squadrons were three fighter squadrons of the Royal Air Force (RAF), formed with volunteer pilots from the United States during the early days of World War II (circa 1940)

Ford has a history of introducing special edition vehicles with the EAA. Last year, Ford auctioned off a bespoke F-150 Raptor that paid tribute to the Lockheed F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft. Other bespoke creations 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.

Source: Ford

Ford Pushes Next-Gen Mustang Launch To 2021 .
All-wheel drive and a hybrid powertrain are still on the docket. Ford is dropping nearly every car from its lineup beginning in 2019. The Fiesta and Focus will be the first to go, and only the Focus Active and Mustang will remain. But when the last sedan – the Fusion – shuffles off sometime in 2020 or 2021, the Blue Oval will debut an all-new version of its iconic pony car that same year. And it promises to offer more than the current model.Research the Ford Mustang on MSN Autos | Find a Ford Mustang near youAccording to Automotive News, the new Mustang won't arrive until 2021.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!