Earlier this year, the Ford Motor Company has created a special 2014 Ford Mustang GT U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Edition. The car was designed by Ford and engineering teams for the EAA Young Eagles (Experimental Aircraft Association). It joins five other cars which have been created with inspiration from various U.S. Air Force aircrafts and later auctioned off.
Well, that one-off recently went under the hammer during the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture Oshkosh 2013 and raised an impressive $398,000 for the EAA Young Eagles program. The EAA Young Eagles program has provided introductory flights to more than 1.6 million people and plays a vital role in inspiring the next-generation of aviators.
As mentioned, the 2014 Ford Mustang GT U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Edition is just the fifth car Ford has constructed for the EAA Young Eagles auctions in recent years with collective benefits totalling more than $2.5 million.
Edsel B. Ford II, a member of the Ford board of directors said, “The dedication and excellence displayed by the United States Air Force Thunderbirds are qualities we also celebrate at Ford. With this year’s beautiful U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Edition Mustang, we’ve captured the recognizable symbols of their stature and paired it with the innovation our Ford design and engineering teams build into all of our products.”
This 2014 Ford Mustang GT U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Edition has been modified with similar colors as the F-16 Falcon while the front and rear wide body panels were made by TS Designs. As you can see, the car runs on 22-inch Forgiato Wheels and the interior has also been inspired by the F-16 Falcon. It has a new navigation system with Recaro seats sporting Thunderbird elements.