The Woodward event was used by Ford to publicly hand over the keys to the Mustang to its new owner and to announce that all the money it got for the car will go to the organization mentioned above to “support the next generation of pilots.”
“Our thanks to Brayton for his support of the Experimental Aircraft Association and the next generation of pilots,” said in a statement Darrell Behmer, Ford Mustang design chief.
“It’s been a great honor to work with Vaughn and his team to support this great organization, and to honor the pilots of the famed Eagle Squadron.”
The Eagle Squadron Mustang GT was developed by Ford together with Vaughn Gittin Jr. and his RTR Vehicles garage. Using a 5.0-liter V8 and a supercharger, the tuner managed to squeeze 700 horsepower and 610 lb.-ft. of torque from the car.
Visually, the Eagle is a tribute to the three fighter squadrons manned with pilots coming from the United States that aided the British in their fight with the German Luftwaffe in the second world war.
The Eagle Squadron Mustang GT looks as if it is the road-going replica of a Spitfire, featuring a camouflaged design to match the original Eagle Squadron Spitfire aircraft.
The carbon fiber wide-body adds modified front chin spoiler, rear diffuser, upper grille with integrated lighting and a Gurney lip added to the Performance Pack rear spoiler.
Unfortunately, the great visual appearance of the car will never be repeated, as this is the one and only Eagle Squadron Mustang Ford is ever going to make.