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Vaughn Gittin Jr Discusses the Military Tribute Mustang GT

About a month ago, we brought you the news of the latest Ford Mustang that had been specially designed for the EAA AirVenture event and today, we bring you a closer look at that uniquely-crafted pony car with help from the Ford team and drift champ Vaughn Gittin Jr.


For some 20 years now, Ford Motor Company has been a key sponsor of the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture event and for the past 10 years, the automaker has offered up a specially-prepared vehicle that is auctioned off for charity. Nine of those vehicles were Mustangs and one was an F-150, but for 2018, it is another unique Mustang.

The newest EAA Mustang was designed in cooperation with Ford Mustang drift racer Vaughn Gittin Jr and in addition to being auctioned off for charity, the car will make its high performance debut at the upcoming Goodwood Hill Climb in England. After Goodwood, the car will be auctioned off on July 26th and in addition to the one-off pony car, the winner will get an all-expenses-paid trip to Detroit for the Woodward Dream Cruise – where the car will be handed over to the highest bidder. Click here for more on the program and this new Mustang.

Eagle Squadron Mustang GT
The new Ford Mustang GT being auctioned off at the EAA AirVenture event is designed to pay tribute to the Eagle Squadron of the British Royal Air Force. The Eagle Squadron was a group of American pilots serving with the British air force before the United States got involved in World War II and the flashy paint scheme on this Mustang is similar to the look of the planes flown by those American pilots.

In addition to the paint scheme, this Ford Mustang GT has an extensive carbon fiber body kit that includes huge wheel flares, a high performance RTR suspension system with the adjustable Ford dampers and RTR Aero wheels wrapped in wide, high performance rubber from Nitto.

In the video below, Gittin and members of the Ford team talk about the inspiration for this unique Mustang and the items that went into making it so special.