Ford Builds A Tuskegee Airmen-Inspired Red Tails Edition Mustang GT

Posted Jul 24, 2012

Ford Motor Company has built a Tuskegee airmen-inspired Red Tails Edition Mustang GT. The fighter plane was a 1,490-horsepower and 437MPH P-51 that fought in World War II. Ford’s Engineering and Design team has put together a Red Tails Edition Mustang GT.

You will notice that the Mustang GT has paint colors that are similar to the aircraft that was flown by the Tuskegee Airmen, a squadron of fighters that comprised of African-American pilots that are famous for their red-tailed Mustangs.

The Red Tails Edition Mustang GT has a unique and polished-aluminum non production paint with Race Red and School Bus Yellow paints.  The side-exit exhaust system was inspired by the Packard-manufactured and Rolls Royce-designed V-12 that propelled the P-51.  The Red Tails Edition Mustang GT also has 8 exhaust outlets in total.  Other upgrades in the Red Tails Edition include a Ford Racing 2.3-liter twin-screw Whipple supercharger.

The interior of the Red Tails Edition Mustang GT has a modified navigation screen and instrument panel.  The rear seats were taken out to save weight.  The floor mats have the 332nd Fighter Group logo.

The Red Tails Edition Mustang GT is the 4th car that was made to benefit the Experimental Aircraft Association?s Young Eagles program.

In 2008 Ford made the Mustang AV8R, which was inspired by the F-22 Raptor and sold for $500,000.  The AV-X10 “Dearborn Doll” Mustang was built in 2009.  Former pilots Carroll Shelby and Jack Roush teamed up with Ford to build the SR-71 Blackbird Mustang in 2010.  And Ford built the Blue Angels Mustang in 2011 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the U.S. naval aviation.

[Car and Driver]