Article By Ben Custard
Eagle Squadron Mustang GT

This Ford Mustang GT Will Honour RAF Pilots at the Goodwood Festival of Speed​

Ford is honouring the American pilots that flew for the British Royal Air Force with a special Mustang GT, set to be officially revealed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on 12th July.

The Eagle Squadron Mustang features a camouflage appearance that pays homage to the RAF Eagle Squadrons that flew over northern Europe during World War II. Its design has been inspired by the aircraft flown by the volunteer American pilots, and features a roundel, crest and other aerospace details.

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The facelifted Mustang will also be showcased at Goodwood

World champion drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr teamed up with Ford to create this one-off edition, which isn’t exactly a standard Mustang. The car’s 5.0-litre V8 engine has been given a Ford Performance supercharger, an uprated suspension package and a wider carbon fibre body kit made by Gittin Jr’s RTR Vehicles tuning company. Those upgrades mean this Mustang now kicks out an astonishing 700hp.

Alongside the Eagle Squadron car, the Bullitt Mustang (built to honour the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Bullitt car) will be driven for the first time at Goodwood, and members of the public can get behind the wheel of the new facelifted Mustang that’s set to come into showrooms later this year.

After its appearance at Goodwood, the Eagle Squadron Mustang GT will be flown back to America and auctioned off to the highest bidder at a lucrative event in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The proceeds will support the next generation of up-and-coming pilots in the USA.

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