Proceeds of one-off 700hp Mustang to benefit next generation of pilots.
The awesome one-off Eagle Squadron Mustang GT that Ford developed together with drifting champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. has been auctioned off at a fundraiser in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, for an impressive $420,000. Brayton Williams placed the winning bid at the event for the modified 700-hp Mustang GT and the proceeds will go towards supporting the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture and the next generation of pilots. Darrell Behmer, Ford Mustang design chief said that it had been a great honor to work with Vaughn and his team and he also thanked Brayton for his generous support of the EAA.
The Eagle Squadron Mustang made an appearance at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed last month where the drifting superstar took the car up the famed hill climb. New owner Brayton was also invited to the Woodward Dream Cruise where he celebrated by taking the car up the famed Woodward strip.
Designed to honor the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force and the heroes of the Eagle Squadron, volunteer US pilots who flew in WWII before the official US entry into the war, this is the 10th one-off Mustang to have been donated by Ford. The carmaker's association with the EAA spans two-decades, helping raise more than $3.7-million in that time.
The Eagle Squadron Mustang GT features Gittin's Mustang RTR carbon fiber wide-body kit as well as a number of aerodynamic add-ons and that unique paintwork and decal package. The 5.0-liter V8 has been treated to a supercharger kit which helps the engine produce 700 hp and 610 lb ft of torque while the factory warranty remains intact. The RTR performance suspension package includes adjustable MagneRide dampers, lowering springs and adjustable sway bars. Bespoke interior trim and a set of RTR Aero 7 forged wheels fitted with 20-inch tires finish off this desirable package.