The Apollo mission represents one of the greatest achievements of the human race. 46 years after Neil Armstrong first set his foot the moon, Ford has decided to pay a tribute to the space program by auctioning a one-off Apollo Edition Mustang at EAA AirVenure in Oshkosh, USA, on July 23.
The Apollo Edition Ford Mustang is based on a standard Mustang GT, though it has been overhauled extensively around an aeronautical theme. Finished in a black and white paint scheme inspired by the Saturn V rocket, the car gets the Star and Stripes along with a ‘USA’ decal on the front fenders. The car also gets a carbon fibre splitter at the front, an aero wing at the rear and LEDs strips under the body.
Inside, the Apollo Edition Mustang gets a new instrument cluster, sill plates and custom seats. Under the bonnet is a supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine, tuned by Ford Performance. The engine puts out 627bhp and 732Nm of torque and also gets a new exhaust system.
Till date, Ford’s seven previous one off Mustangs have generated nearly USD 3 million (Rs 19 crore) for charity. The proceeds generated from this auction will go towards Experimental Aircraft Association’ youth education programs.