Ford will work with Roush Performance to build a Mustang inspired by a World War II combat aircraft (P-51D), which commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings.
The “Old Crow Ford Mustang GT”, a name that will carry this model in honour of Colonel Anderson who piloted the plane, will be equipped with a series of Ford Performance parts and components that include a supercharger that allows the 5.0-litre V8 engine to deliver more than 700 HP of power.
Both Ford and Roush did not disclose more details about this car; it is expected that the following weeks will present a painting scheme that pays homage to the planes in which Anderson flew during the war as well as the pilot’s signature.
The “Old Crow” Mustang will be auctioned at the AirVenture Oshkosh event of the Association of Experimental Aircraft (EAA), which will be held from July 22 to 28. All proceeds will go to the EAA’s youth education program.