Apollo Edition Mustang to Be Auctioned Off for Charity
Ford is good at making Mustangs that are so powerful, they feel as if they’re about to take flight when you put your right foot down. We’re sure whoever ends up owning the Apollo Edition Mustang will get that exact same sensation.
An homage to the NASA Apollo spaceflight program, the 2015 Mustang GT wears a one-off glossy black and white paint job as well as several carbon fiber accents, including the front splitter and rear diffuser. Underneath this special S550, there’s LED lighting designed to symbolize re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere.
The cockpit features exclusive details, such as performance gauges, a modified instrument cluster, and unique sill plates.
A Ford Performance supercharger gives the Apollo Edition Mustang’s 5.0-liter V8 627 horsepower and 540 lb.-ft. worth of thrust. That engine breathes through an X-pipe with side and rear exhaust and puts its power to the pavement through custom Forgiato 21-inch wheels. Other enhancements include a performance package, a sport-tuned suspension, and six-piston Brembo brakes.
This isn’t the first aviation-themed Mustang Ford has created. It’s been making cars like this every year since 2008 to benefit Experimental Aircraft Association youth education programs. By donating models such as the 2009 AV-X10 “Dearborn Doll” Mustang and the 2011 Blue Angels Mustang to EAA AirVenture event auctions, the automaker has raised a total of nearly $3 million.
The Apollo Edition Mustang will be auctioned off at the Gathering of Eagles charity event on July 23 at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 in Wisconsin. According to Ford, “All proceeds from the sale of the car will benefit EAA youth education programs, including the Young Eagles, which has provided free introductory flights to more than 1.9 million young people since 1992, helping grow the next generation of aviators.”
Chime in with your thoughts on the forum. >>