Ford Performance, along with drifting champ Vaughn Gittin Jr. have teamed up to create a one-of-a-kind Eagle Squadron Mustang GT to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force. The build is inspired by a group of U.S. volunteer pilots, the Eagle Squadron, who flew combat missions alongside the RAF over Europe from British airfields near Goodwood prior to the United States entering World War II.
Gittin drove the one-off Mustang – built with a Ford Performance supercharger generating 700 horsepower, plus an RTR wide-body kit, suspension components and authentic Spitfire materials – to the summit at the Goodwood Festival of Speed Hillclimb.
Visually stunning and unmistakably aggressive, the Eagle Squadron Mustang GT has been painted in a camouflaged design to match the original Eagle Squadron Spitfire aircraft. It will be auctioned later this month with all proceeds going to benefit the Experimental Aircraft Association’s youth aviation programs.