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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Try Not to Mess Your Spacesuit Over the Ford Mustang Apollo Edition


Apollo Edition 2015 Mustang

The 2015 EAA AirVenture aircraft convention will take place July 20-26 at Wittman Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and will again feature a one-of-a-kind Ford Mustang. The Mustang Apollo Edition will be auctioned to raise funds to train new pilots as the eighth vehicle Ford has donated for auction. This is Ford’s 16th consecutive year as the automotive sponsor of the show.
The car’s design was inspired by the Apollo program and led by Ford designer Melvin Betancourt whose team created an automotive tribute to space. It is bright white with matte and glossy black paint and a carbon fiber front splitter, rear difuser, and rocker moldings. The look outside carries over to the interior with custom details including embroidered Apollo details on the seats, performance gauges, and special sill plates.

Apollo Edition 2015 Mustang

It’s based on the Mustang GT with modifications to make it not quite rocket ship fast, but still impressive. The 5.0-liter V8 has a supercharger so power gets a boost to 627 hp and 540 lb-ft of torque. There’s also a new exhaust, lower suspension, Brembo brakes and 21″ Forgiato wheels. You may never make it into space, but you’ll at least look ready behind the wheel of this car.
Those interested in bidding need to prequalify with the EAA development office at 800-236-1025 or and should be ready with plenty of cash. Previous cars in the series have cost over six figures.