Every year, thousands of people flock to Oshkosh, Wisconsin for the annual EAA AirVenture air show. Ford Motor Company has served as the show’s sole automotive sponsor for the past fifteen years, and auctioned-off a unique, one-of-one Mustang for the past seven.
Well, say hello to number eight: the 2015 Ford Mustang “Apollo Edition,” celebrating NASA’s Project Apollo from 1961 to 1972.
We feel that marrying the NASA Apollo program and the Mustang is a very sensible thing; both were born of American boldness in the 1960s. Edsel Ford II agrees, having remarked that “the Ford Apollo Edition Mustang salutes man’s greatest technological achievement, with the ingenuity, precision, and power that defined the spirit of American innovation. Inspired by the Apollo program, Ford Motor Company committed itself to including exhilarating power, cutting-edge technology, and extraordinary craftsmanship in this automobile.”
As you can see, the one-of-a-kind 2015 Ford Mustang looks about ready to blast-off. The gloss-white finish over most of the body contrasts starkly with the matte black paint adorning the hood, roof panel, and decklid – reminiscent of each of the Apollo program’s Saturn V rockets. The front splitter, rocker moldings, rear diffuser and splitter also wear the contrasting matte black shade, and the interior has been fitted with unique instrumentation, sill plates, and trim.
No, the 2015 Ford Mustang “Apollo Edition” probably won’t get you to the moon, but it’ll come close; the 5.0-liter Coyote V8 has been supercharged up to 627 HP, with 540 lb-ft of torque. The car rolls on 21-inch Forgiato wheels, while an upgraded exhaust, suspension, and Brembo brakes further add to the car’s out-of-this-world performance.
(That last pun was absolutely atrocious. It’s the author’s wish that you know how truly, deeply sorry he is. -Ed.)
The special Apollo Edition 2015 Ford Mustang will be auctioned live in Oshkosh on July 23rd, with proceeds to benefit the EAA and its aviation education programs.