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Here's What Makes The 2018 Ford Eagle Squadron Mustang GT So Special – HotCars

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The 2018 Ford Eagle Squadron Mustang GT may have only been a one-off, but the car is one of the most special Mustangs ever.
Ford has produced several noteworthy and influential rides. As most fans know, the Mustang is easily one of the automaker’s most well-respected vehicles. However, out of all the Mustang models, the 2018 Ford Eagle Squadron Mustang GT is among the most special. It may not be the one you see racing down the street regularly, but the Eagle Squadron Mustang GT is not only a car that delivers out-of-this-world performance, but it pays tribute to the Eagle Squadron.
Besides being a tribute to the Eagle Squadron, Ford used this version of the Mustang to help raise money for young pilots. As of 2018, Ford raised more than $3.7 million for the Experimental Aircraft Association. The 2018 Ford Eagle Squadron Mustang GT is the tenth one-off model from the automaker to tribute and donate to the association.
This one-off Ford Mustang is a genuine work of art. The car features an aggressive design fitting only a Mustang. Under the hood, it’s a true beast, one of the most powerful modern Mustangs. The 2018 Ford Eagle Squadron Mustang GT is special for several reasons, some of which have nothing to do with its performance or styling. This car is one for the books that shows how incredible Mustangs still are.
Mustangs are always fast and powerful, but this one knocks many of the rest out of the race, as this car has an absolute powerhouse under its hood. According to the automaker, the 2018 Ford Eagle Squadron Mustang GT comes equipped with a mighty 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine. It has a maximum output of 700 horsepower and a torque of 610 lb-ft. This model is a rear-wheel-drive vehicle, and it uses a six-speed manual transmission. The 2018 Eagle Squadron Mustang GT also has a Ford Performance rear axle.
Though we don’t have the acceleration figures for the 2018 Ford Eagle Squadron Mustang GT, we know it’s an ultra-fast car. Given its maximum output, it may even be one of the fastest Mustangs. Our best guess is that the vehicle accelerates from 0 to 60 miles per hour in about 3.9 seconds because that’s how long it takes the regular 2018 Mustang GT with the same engine displacement. However, that model has a much lower maximum output. Overall, this car is a powerhouse designed to be the best of the best. Not only is it the perfect tribute to the Eagle Squadron, but it also shows Ford's continued ingenuity. Perhaps the low point of this car is that it was a one-off and most will never get the chance to experience it.
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The 2018 Ford Eagle Squadron GT is a gorgeous car. It may not have the exact design most people would want, but it’s still hard to ignore the excellent work the design team displayed with this vehicle’s exterior. Like all Mustangs, this one has a rugged look. However, the Eagle Squadron GT is special. Starting with the color. This model uses a camouflage design to pay direct homage to the Eagle Squadron Spitfire aircraft. The car also sports Gittin’s Mustang carbon fiber wide body kit and total design package. The package includes a front chin spoiler and a rear diffuser. Perhaps the most exciting aspect is the grille, which features integrated lighting and a Gurney lip at the rear.
The 2018 Ford Eagle Squadron is notable all over. The car has a striking look that demands attention. This vehicle is a work of art on wheels if we’ve ever seen one, which means it's fitting that only one person gets the pleasure of driving it.
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Sports cars can get pretty pricey, but people know Mustangs for being generally more affordable than many. However, the price tag for the 2018 Ford Eagle Squadron is an example that shows how valuable Mustangs can be. It also demonstrates the level of respect many car enthusiasts have for the storied pony car. The 2018 Ford Eagle Squadron Mustang GT went up for auction and fetched a cool $420,000 at The Gathering, the Experimental Aircraft Association’s fund-raiser and auction. The event took place in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The winning bid belonged to Brayton Williams. But, almost even better than being the proud owner of this special Mustang, Vaughn Gittin Jr, a superstar in the drift world, handed him the keys at Ford’s booth at the Woodward Dream Cruise.
The 2018 Ford Eagle Squadron Mustang GT is special beyond words. Not only did the sale of the car contribute to a worthy cause, but it’s an impeccable machine. From the ground up, the Eagle Squadron Mustang GT is an example of why the Ford Mustang name is still strong. No, this isn’t a vehicle a person could walk into a showroom and buy, but it’s still an essential piece of automotive history.
Barnell Anderson is a writer from Louisiana, USA with a real passion for cars and motorcycles. His biggest areas of expertise are car history and concept cars. Barnell’s favorite car is the Ford Mustang. He also wants to one day own a Tesla!