Ford’s newly minted, aerospace inspired “Mustang Apollo Edition” is the eighth Mustang to be donated to the for-charity auction: AirVenture, hosted by Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
In deference to the Apollo space program, this Mustang serves to represent “the astonishing innovations in technology and national achievement that was landing the first human on the moon,” says board member Edsel B. Ford II.
The Apollo Edition Mustang features several enhancements from the stock coupe: A Ford performance package, supercharger and shifter will boost horsepower to 627 (a 192hp difference from its stock V8 version). It also features an X-pipe exhaust system to improve airflow, sport-tuned suspension, six-piston Brembo brakes and custom Forgiato 21-inch performance wheels. This Mustang is track-ready and has the looks to match.
With a history of Ford (F) vehicles raising “nearly $3 million for EAA youth aviation programs,” and last year’s U.S AirForce Thunderbirds Edition selling for $398K, this edition will undoubtedly yield a high result.
With all proceeds going to charity, the money raised will help to expand EAA’s youth education programs like the Young Eagles program, which has provided “free introductory flights for over 1.9 million young people since 1992.”