For the seventh consecutive year, Ford is creating a one of a kind Mustang to be donated to auction for the Gathering of Eagles charity event that supports the EAA Young Eagles program.
Each year Ford makes a one-off Mustang to be sold at the event to support charity and this year’s Mustang is the 2015 F-35 Lightning II Edition Mustang GT; Mustangs auctioned-off previously have raised up to $400,000 for the charity. Considering how desirable the new 2015 Mustang is, it would be no surprise if this one topped previous records at the auction block.
This 2015 Mustang GT features some very radical looks inspired by the F-35 Lightening II aircraft. The F-35 plane was a global effort, drawing in help from about 9 countries and became an appropriate inspiration for the 2015 Mustang for the year it enters the global market.
The original Mustang pulled it’s name and some styling inspiration from the P-51 Mustang of WWII, which is why a Ford Mustang based off of a plane that represents the height of Aviation technology is very fitting. Even though this Mustang was built specifically for AirVenture, one lucky Mustang enthusiast will get to head home with this one-of-a-kind Stang.
On the exterior, this 2015 Mustang has a custom painted glossy and matte titanium color with different colored accents similar to those on the F-35 Lightning II. The color yellow is found throughout the car on the side window covers, brake calipers, and graphic on the rear of the car. It even has amber colored windows which look pretty cool and really different.
Aside from the radical paint scheme, this 2015 Mustang features a large carbon fiber front splitter, rear diffuser with rocker moldings, and some awesome Forgiato Maglia wheels. On the inside, this Mustang has performance gauges, modified instrument clusters, Recaro seats with embroidered F-35 Lightning II emblems that also appear on the floor mats. Some custom Mustang emblems also appear throughout the exterior of the exterior of the car as well.
Despite the F-35 Lightning II having some issues, I can not for see this 2015 F-35 Lightning II Edition Mustang having any hiccups when it rolls across the auction block. What do you think of this fighter plane inspired Mustang? Does it fly high or does it not even leave the gate with all of its radical design cues? Comment and let us know what you think!