The Blue Angels, the Navy’s aircraft aerobatics team, flying around in their F/A-18 Hornets have wowed spectators for years with their dazzling moves. Now, the 2012 Blue Angels Ford Mustang GT will wow viewers with its customized appearance and increased performance package. This unique car was produced by Ford for the EAA AirVentures Young Eagles, and will be auctioned off today.
The Young Eagles goal is to promote and foster the love of aviation to the youth of America. Ford has worked with the Young Eagles since 2006 by producing special edition Mustangs to be auctioned off. In total, these cars have generated $1.3 million for the Young Eagles. In addition to the auction, the Blue Angels car pays tribute to 100 years of naval aviation and will be shown at the weeklong AirVenture program in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
The Mustang itself is beautifully crafted with a deep blue paint to represent the Blue Angels. In addition, the Mustang comes with “screaming yellow” gloss accents, a unique rear spoiler, and Blue Angels script and crest that make the car look like its namesake fighter plane.
The exterior is not the only thing that that’s been modeled after the legendary aircrafts. The Mustang GT features Recaro racing seats that are designed to look like pilot flight suits and posses the Blue Angels Crest. The Blue Angels Mustang GT also features unique cluster graphics, performance gauges, navigation screen images, safety belt fabric, instrument panel appliqués, rear seat-delete and cross brace, Blue Angel script in illuminated sill plates, and puddle lamps that project jet images when the doors open.
The Mustang also takes after its namesake when it comes to power. This GT has a 5.0L supercharged V-8 that produces 624hp. The car also has a Ford Racing handling pack (provides a one inch drop), performance exhaust, and track-rated brakes. This gives the car elite performance and speed to go along with its distinctive look.
With past models donated to the EAA Young Eagles including the F-22 Raptor Mustang AV8R, the AV-X10 Dearborn Doll Mustang, and the SR-71 Blackbird Mustang, the Blue Angels Mustang GT joins elite and distinguished company. The Blue Angels Mustang holds its own though due to its sporty look and performance that rival that of its namesake.