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Ford Unveils Mustang Apollo Edition Amid NASA’s Recent Findings

Ford was really quick on the trigger this time, staying on top of what is happening around the world at the moment. Leaving aside the problems Europe has with Greece and the downfall the Chinese stock exchange is experiencing, greater things are at play right now.
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NASA’s endeavor of reaching the furthest corners of our Galaxy are paying off and its New Horizons spacecraft is now taking pictures of what we stopped considering a planet not long ago: Pluto.

The findings are incredible, the latest photos showing mountains that are mostly made of ice meaning that water could be found on the frozen planet and that life is also possible there.

Leaving aside all the space stuff (that is absolutely incredible), Ford launched the special ‘Apollo Edition’ Mustang last night as a celebration of the Apollo moon missions and we like it, to our surprise.

I’m saying that because special edition Mustangs have a tendency to go the wrong way, becoming cheesy and tasteless. Not this time though. The design is looking good and even the color choices make a good match.

There's a flag and the USA name stuck on the front fender and that could be considered the cheesiest bit of the whole thing. However, in this case, we can forgive Ford for it because they resemble the insignia used on the rockets sent to the moon.

Compared to a stock car, this version is sporting aeronautical accents inside and out. The black and white paint scheme is unique to this Mustang while the carbon-fiber splitter and rocker treatments are also matched to this model alone.

There are LEDs hidden under the body that, according to Ford, are there to ‘symbolize atmospheric re-entry’ or the color the ships usually turn when faced with Earth’s atmosphere to be more precise.

While the exterior does look dashing, don’t think that’s the only thing that was changed. Inside the cabin, you’ll find a new instrument cluster, sill plates, and custom embroidered seats.

As for the performance, you should know that the V8 under the bonnet received a Ford Performance supercharger and a new exhaust, making 627 HP now along with 540 lb-ft (732 Nm) of torque.

The one-off was built for the 2015 AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in, an annual air show held by the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association), an international organization of aviation enthusiasts. This isn’t the first time Ford did them such a solid, the company building unique Mustangs for the show since 2008.

If you want to drive or own the car, you should know that it will be going up for auction on the show on July 23. The proceeds will be going to EAA’s youth education programs.
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