Ford has unveiled a new special 2014 Mustang GT that celebrates the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.
Ford has unveiled a new special 2014 Mustang GT that celebrates the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. The unique U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Edition 2014 Ford Mustang GT will be sold at the Gathering of Eagles charity event on Thursday, Aug. 1 during the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture Oshkosh 2013.
This one-of-a-kind car is VIN 0001. The exterior is painted in a custom brilliant white paint with red and blue accents. It also has markings and logos that tie it to the Thunderbirds’ F-16 Falcon aircraft. The unique treatment includes wide body modifications and a handcrafted and painted “belly pan” that emulates the F-16 Thunderbird appearance. TS Designs handcrafted the front and rear wide body elements, Creations n’ Chrome crafted the unique belly pan – plus applied the paint and markings – and Forgiato created custom 22-inch wheels.
Inside the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Edition Ford Mustang GT gets a modified navigation screen, instrument cluster and rear seat-delete. The car’s Recaro seats include embroidered Thunderbirds elements. The interior also gets unique sill plates and puddle lamps that project the aircraft silhouette when the doors open.
The 2014 Ford Mustang GT U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Edition also gets Ford Racing components to boost its performance such as a Ford Racing supercharger, suspension handling pack and Brembo brakes.
All proceeds from the car donation and sale will benefit the EAA Young Eagles program, which has provided free introductory flights to more than 1.6 million young people since 1992.