American auto major Ford Motors and world champion drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. are paying a tribute to all the American fighter pilots who fought during the World War II. Gittin will be piloting the one-of-a-kind Eagle Squadron Mustang GT at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK on 12th of July. The fighter aircraft inspired Eagle Squadron Mustang GT has been co-designed by Ford Performance in association with Gittin's RTR Vehicles. The camouflaged, fighter jet inspired Mustang GT fastback will be introduced at Goodwood and then, will go back to the U.S to be showcased at the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture Gathering of Eagles in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the event that attracts over 1,000 aviation enthusiasts per year.
After its showcasing at the events the specially design Eagle Squadron Mustang GT will be auctioned to support the EAA Young Eagles charity on 26th of July, 2018. While speaking on the development, Ford Mustang’s design chief, Darrell Behmer said that supporting the young pilots through the EAA Young Eagles charity auction echo Ford's aviation history which can be traced back to the Ford’s early operations and the Arsenal of Democracy at the time of World War II. Behmer added by saying that the Eagle Squadron Mustang GT has built with the Ford design team and Vaughn, and is a great way to pay a tribute to the heroes and to keep the spirit of aviation burning for the next generation of the American pilots.