Borgman Ford in Grand Rapids, MI is always excited to see the custom Mustangs that are created for charity benefits. This year’s model in particular did not disappoint. The 700 horsepower monster pictured above was named the Eagle Squadron Mustang GT, and was sold for $420,000 at auction to benefit youth aviation education programs.
Better yet, the car was delivered to its new owner at the Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit last weekend by none other than famed drift racer Vaighn Gittin Jr. In the excerpts from the Official Ford Media Center below, you can read more about the Experimental Aircraft Association, their mission and youth programs, and of course, the ultra-cool Mustang. Take a look:
At Woodward Dream Cruise, Vaughn Gittin Jr. Presents Keys To Eagle Squadron Mustang GT That Raised Funds For Young Pilots
Drift superstar Vaughn Gittin Jr. stopped by the Ford booth at the Woodward Dream Cruise today to officially hand over keys to the 700-horsepower Eagle Squadron Mustang GT to its new owner Brayton Williams.
Visually stunning and unmistakably aggressive, the Eagle Squadron Mustang GT – painted in a camouflaged design to match the original Eagle Squadron Spitfire aircraft – features Gittin’s Mustang RTR carbon fiber wide-body kit and complete design package, including front chin spoiler, rear diffuser, upper grille with integrated lighting and a Gurney lip added to the Performance Pack rear spoiler. Front turning vanes, dive planes, rear flow conditioners and rocker splitters are also fitted.
Under the hood, a Ford Performance supercharger kit first introduced at the 2017 SEMA show helps the Ford 5.0-liter V8 churn out its 700 horsepower and 610 lb.-ft. of torque at 12 psi of boost.
2018 marks the 20th year Ford has supported the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture fly-in and the 10th one-off Mustang the company has provided for auction. All proceeds are donated to the association’s youth education programs, which encourage and support the next generation of pilots. To date, Ford has worked with the association to raise more than $3.7 million.
“Our thanks to Brayton for his support of the Experimental Aircraft Association and the next generation of pilots,” said 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.”
Keep reading on Media.Ford.com.
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If you love the Ford Mustang, come see us at the 14th Annual 28th Street Metro Cruise starting Friday, August 24th! We’ll be serving as the West Anchor for the cruise and our friends at the West Michigan Mustang Club will be holding a car show here on Saturday from 10 to 4. For more information see this Blog Post, or RSVP on Facebook.
Stop by our showroom this weekend to see the cruise, or anytime to take one of our many New or Used Vehicles out for a spin. We hope to see you soon!