Ford has been sponsoring an annual fly-in and aviation event called the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin for a while now. What’s of more interest is that the manufacturer also rolls out special one-off Mustangs every year at this very event. Drawing inspiration from commendable squadrons and fighter jets used by the US Air Force, the tarted up Mustangs are auctioned and the proceeds head off to charity. Previous year’s themes for the custom Mustangs have included the SR-71 Blackbird, the jets flown by the Blue Angels, the legendary “Red Tails” flown by the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II, and the USAF Thunderbirds.
This year shall bring something special to the table as well, as Ford is building a special 2015 Mustang inspired by the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II. The car features a custom, titanium paint scheme with blue and yellow accents, carbon fiber front splitter, rear diffuser and spoiler, Recaro seats and various F-35 Lightning II design elements- like the livered tail, both inside and out.
The car will be auctioned off at the Gathering of Eagles charity event at EAA AirVenture, with the proceeds being donated to the EAA Young Eagles program- a nonprofit program that has provided free flights to nearly two million young people since 1992, spawning a new generation of aviation enthusiasts and innovators.