As you know from our previous reports, this year’s one-off special edition Mustang for the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 is a space-inspired model called the Ford Mustang Apollo Edition. It celebrates America’s greatest technological achievements which was of course the Apollo program.
We have already talked about the inspiration behind this car at length. So now let’s go ahead and check out the technical details that set the Ford Mustang Apollo Edition apart from ordinary models. This car will be auctioned off and there will nothing like it ever again, but knowing what went into building it, you might come across some good ideas for upgrading your own Mustang.
The Apollo Mustang is based on a 2015 GT Fastback model and boasts a one-of-a-kind glossy pure white and pure black paint work complete with stripes, red lettering and accents. It also comes with a carbon fiber front splitter, rear diffuser, rocker moldings and accent treatments, and LED underbody lighting that “symbolize atmospheric re-entry.” Interior highlights include performance gauges, modified instrument cluster, unique sill plates and embroidered elements in seats, trim panels and floor mats.
As for the performance, since this is not a show car and somebody is going to actually buy and use it, Ford Mustang Apollo Edition features a performance pack that boosts the power of the 5.0 V8 engine to 627 horsepower and 540 lb-ft of torque and makes the car more drivable. The package includes Ford Performance supercharger and shifter, X-pipe with side and rear exhaust, sport-tuned suspension, six-piston Brembo brakes and custom Forgiato 21-inch performance wheels.