The Apollo Edition Ford Mustang is one of seven other unique Mustangs created by Ford design and engineering teams in support of EAA youth education, and recently grabbed $230,000 for the cause at a Gathering of Eagles charity event. All proceeds from the auction, held during the EAA’s AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 event, benefit youth aviation education programs.
Based upon the 5.0-liter V8-powered 2015 Mustang GT, the Apollo Edition Mustang features a white and black NASA-themed paint scheme, a carbon fiber front splitter, rear diffuser and rocker moldings and unique LED underbody lighting. The car is one of seven other special edition Mustangs created to raise money for EAA youth education.
“The Apollo program is one of our nation’s greatest technological achievements, and we wanted to represent it with a car that salutes that spirit of American ingenuity with the quintessential American automobile – Ford Mustang,” Edsel B. Ford II said in a prepared statement. “We’re thrilled this year’s stunning Apollo Edition Mustang raised nearly a quarter of a million dollars to support the freedom of flight for future generations.”
Apart from the cosmetic enhancements, the Apollo Edition Mustang boasts a Ford Performance Supercharger, a full exhaust with an X-pipe, sport-tuned suspension, six-piston Brembo brakes and custom Forgiato 21-inch performance wheels. It doesn’t have as much power as an of the Apollo space crafts, however at 627 horsepower and 540 lb.-ft. of torque, it should have enough for the lucky new owner.