A one-off Ford Mustang Apollo Edition model has been created for charity, with more power and a unique exterior that recalls the glory days of manned space exploration.
Based on the V8 Mustang GT, there’s a 4.9-litre V8 under the bonnet. Strapped to the V8 is a supercharger, which ups power to 468kW and torque to 732Nm, an impressive jump over the stock motor’s 303kW and 525Nm.
The car rides on a tuned suspension setup, and black 21-inch Forgiato alloy wheels attached to Pirelli 255/30 tyres up front and 305/30 rubber at the rear. Stopping power comes courtesy of six-pot Brembo brakes.
On the outside, the Mustang Apollo Edition has an exclusive glossy white and black two-tone paint scheme that does its best to capture the look of the Saturn V rockets that were used in NASA’s Apollo missions to the moon.
To highlight the car’s performance chops, the Apollo Edition has been fitted with a large rear spoiler and carbonfibre front splitter, rear diffuser, rocker extensions and other various accent pieces. The vehicle’s orange LED underbody lighting is said to recall the heat generated by the Apollo command module when it hit the Earth’s atmosphere during re-entry.
Inside the Apollo Edition, Ford has fitted a revised instrumentation pack with sportier gauges, special edition sill plates, USA-branded floor mats, uniquely trimmed and embroidered seats and trim panels, and mission badges from every Apollo mission.
The Apollo Edition Mustang is the eighth annual special edition car that Ford has created for the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA). The Mustang Apollo Edition will be auctioned at a charity event on July 23, with proceeds going to fund the EAA’s youth education programmes.