Lockheed-Martin has come under heavy scrutiny recently as the costs and problems surrounding its F-35 Joint Strike Fighter continue to mount. The F-35 may be the current subject of widely publicized political controversy, but there is no denying it is a highly-advanced wonder of engineering, which is probably what inspired Ford to paint the 2014 Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture auction car, a custom 2015 Ford Mustang, in an F-35-inspired livery.
The car features the blue and yellow F-35 livery seen on the car during testing, in addition to custom carbon front and side splitters, a rear wing, bigger wheels, yellow brake calipers and yellow windows, which were assuming won’t be making an appearance on the actual car. It also has the flag of each country involved in the F-35 II program running just above the rocker panels.
If you’re an aviation fanatic, you can place a bid on the F-35 2015 Mustang EAA AirVenture show in Oshkosh, WI., on August 1. And don’t worry, the Mustang is a much less complex machine than the F-35, so you don’t have to worry about the same repeated reliability issues.