The EV will be auctioned for charity this week.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E is a landmark vehicle for Ford and, besides its controversial name and the inevitable comparison to the classic pony car, it's easy to be won over by this stylish and rapid electric crossover. It's already started out-selling the Ford Mustang coupe, in fact. Now, the EV has stepped into the limelight once more, this time for a charitable cause.
Ford has revealed a special one-of-one Mustang Mach-E to honor Women Airforce Service Pilots who served during World War II. This Mach-E will be auctioned for charity at the 2021 Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on July 29. These volunteer pilots had to transport warplanes to US Army bases around the world, covering over 60 million miles in the process.
Proceeds from this auction will go towards assisting underserved youths and young women who want to pursue a career in aviation. Ford has previously donated 12 aviation-themed vehicles in support of AirVenture, including the 'Old Crow' Mustang GT developed with Roush. Together, these custom Fords raised over $4 million. However, this Mustang Mach-E is Ford's first donation of a fully electric vehicle.
Based on the Premium trim, it has 346 horsepower and can hit 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds. It stands out from all other Mach-E models with its Iconic Silver body and matte Shadow Black hood complemented by Bold Yellow and Oxford White striping. The military badges include the US Army Air Forces Star and the Women Air Force Service Pilots wings logo.
The number 38 on the front bumper and on the center console is a tribute to the 38 volunteer pilots who died during the war. A set of Mustang Mach-E GT wheels is livened up with Bold Yellow accents and black aero covers.
Inside, there is more Bold Yellow trim on the door panels, dashboard, and steering wheel. The wings logo is stitched into the headrests and there are EAA AirVenture commemorative door sill plates.
"It was hard not to get a little teary-eyed as we put the finishing touches on this vehicle," said Kristen Keenan, a Ford designer who worked on this special Mustang Mach-E. "Commemorating this group of women through the vehicle design was an honor."