A special 2015 Ford Mustang Apollo Edition will be auctioned in Wisconsin on July 23rd. Proceeds from the sale will benefit Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) youth aviation education programs, including Young Eagles, which has provided free introductory flights to more than 1.9 million American kids since 1992.
With this unique, aviation-inspired Mustang, Ford wanted to celebrate the men and women who have taken part in various Apollo development projects and missions over the years, making the Apollo program one of the greatest technological achievements in U.S. history, the company said.
One-off Mustang looks ready to fly!
The Ford Mustang Apollo Edition is based on a 2015 Mustang GT coupe, and features a one-of-a-kind glossy pure white and pure black non-production paint scheme, a carbon fibre front splitter, a rear diffuser, rocker mouldings and accent treatments, along with unique LED underbody lighting to symbolize atmospheric re-entry.
Let’s not forget the custom 21” Forgiato performance wheels, sport-tuned suspension, and 6-piston Brembo brakes. Inside, you’ll find a modified instrument cluster with performance gauges, unique sill plates, and embroidered elements in seats, trim panels and floor mats.
Under the hood, the new Ford Mustang Apollo Edition makes pretty much anything this side of a rocketship jealous with 627 horsepower and 540 lb-ft of torque. This comes courtesy of a Ford Performance supercharger and shifter, as well as an X-pipe system with side and rear exhaust.
This model will join many other special-edition Ford cars that were auctioned to support the EAA programs over the years including:
- 2008 Mustang AV8R with cues from F-22 Raptor;
- 2009 AV-X10 “Dearborn Doll” Mustang crafted in honour of the World War II aircraft;
- 2012 Red Tails Mustang, an homage to Tuskegee Airmen;
- 2013 U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Edition Mustang, built to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team;
- 2014 F-35 Lightning Edition II Mustang, which featured design cues from the world’s most advanced multirole fighter jet.
Some of these sold for half a million dollars, so expect the new Apollo Edition to raise a lot of money as well.