Dearborn-based Ford Motor Co. has created an aviation-inspired 2015 Ford Mustang GT for the eighth year in a row to benefit Experimental Aircraft Association youth education programs.
“The Apollo program delivered astonishing innovations in technology and achieved a national goal of landing the first human on the moon,” says Edsel B. Ford II, a member of the Ford board of directors. “With this year’s stunning Apollo Edition Mustang, we salute that spirit of American ingenuity with the quintessential American automobile — Ford Mustang.”
A team led by Ford Design Manager Melvin Betancourt, designed a vehicle based off a five-liter 2015 fastback Ford Mustang GT. The exterior features a glossy white and black paint scheme. The vehicle has a carbon fiber front splitter, a rear diffuser, and LED underbody lighting.
This Apollo Edition Mustang has 627 horsepower and 540 pounds per feet of torque. The interior has performance gauges, a modified instrument cluster, and embroidered elements in seats, trim panels, and floor mats.
The Mustang will be donated and sold via auction at the Gathering of Eagles charity event on July 23 at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 in Wisconsin.