As some of you may now, each year Ford builds a very special one-off version of the latest Mustang and auctions it off to benefit Experimental Aircraft Association’s youth education programs. The concept car to be sold at this year’s EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is Ford Mustang Ole Yeller, the most track-ready road-legal Mustang ever.
Designed and painted and named as an homage to the car’s aircraft namesake, the North American P-51D Mustang, Ford Mustang Ole Yeller features a special yellow paint work garnished with “Ole Yeller” accents and badging, unique carbon fiber components and mirrors projecting images of the aircraft. The same theme continues inside with unique Recaro seats, sill plates, floor mats with unique logos and aviation inspired gauges.
But the best thing about Ford Mustang Ole Yeller is all the technical stuff. Based on a Shelby GT350, the Yeller features a 5.2L Ti-VCT V8 engine with Flat Plane Crank, developing 526 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque. The car comes with a specially tuned sport suspension and a TREMEC 6-speed manual transmission, which is why Ford believes it is the most sporty and track-ready Mustang ever. This thing is more of a sports car than muscle car.
But no matter how good the car version of the Ole Yeller is, it can never live up to the legend of the Mustang aircraft still holds the prop plane record for coast-to-coast travel at 5 hours and 20 minutes, set in 1985. Come to think of it, most good American car names come from military stuff. Mustang is named after this plane, and Corvette after a battleship.Ford Mustang Ole Yeller Revealed for EAA,