So Many Mustang Models, So Little Time

By Charlie S.

What’s your favorite Mustang? Is it a red convertible, or would you love to fly down a highway in a Performance White Boss® 302? With so many options to choose from, it can be a little daunting trying to pick just one. And Ford keeps making that choice harder by introducing even more custom Mustang models to the fold.

The Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca, for example, is the purpose-built track Mustang. Powered by a 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 engine, it features brake-cooling ducts, a front air-splitter and R-compound tires. This Mustang begs to be pushed to the limit on the track.

For the serious collector, Ford has even created unique Mustang models. One recent example is the “Red Tails” Mustang, inspired by the iconic P-51 Mustang fighter plane that was famously flown by the Tuskegee Airmen, the United States’ first African-American military airmen.

The engineer and design team at Ford started with a 2013 Mustang GT to create the Red Tails Mustang. It features a polished aluminum appearance, accented with Race Red and School Bus Yellow. This creates a look consistent with the P-51 fighter plane’s red tail cues and the logos and markings of the Tuskegee Airmen.

On the inside, the Red Tails Mustang features a unique navigation screen, RECARO® seats embroidered with the Red Tails logo, and puddle lamps that project Red Tails imagery when the doors open.

Fitted with a Ford Racing 2.3-liter twin-screw Whipple supercharger, a unique side exhaust, Forgiato 20-inch wheels, GT500® Brembo™ brakes and a rear diffuser, the Red Tails Mustang will exude power and performance.

This car was recently sold at the Gathering of Eagles charity auction during the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture Oshkosh 2012 – the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration. All proceeds from the car donation and sale will benefit the EAA Young Eagles program, which has provided free introductory flights to more than 1.6 million young people since 1992, helping inspire and motivate the next generation of leaders, aviators and innovators.

So whether it’s a track-built Boss 302 or a collector’s dream like the Red Tails Mustang, Ford has made choosing your favorite Mustang a difficult decision.

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Fakhri R 08/06/2012
coooooool reaaaaaaly love
i love it
performance white bos 302 w/ ford racing supercharger, custom tune, custom dual exhaust featuring using borla xr-1 headers, x-pipe, and a ford racing cat back exhaust. as for the body a cervinis stalker body kit w/ brushed grille inserts. that would be it for me. i know some will say why not do that to a gt. three reasons why i wouldn't. 1.)for me is i like to have a car that not only looks good but plays the part as well; 2.) the 302's engine is designed to handle more power, & 3.) i have my roots grounded in the import performance. plus i've always said that if i left the imports and start wrenching on american muscle IT WILL BE A FORD. Because gm engines are swapped into imports on a daily basis. that's me thou
Victor B 08/04/2012
This looks great! I really wanted to see it with the shark teeth however :D
Jeff 08/04/2012
They are so cool!!
Wayne D 08/03/2012
I love the concept,matching the paint schemes to a P-51. And more recognition to the Tuskegee airmen. I have met some of the survivors and what gentlemen they are, and the stories that these hero's have which are quickly disappearing with the years.

I currently own a 1985 Mustang and have owned it since new. It has been the most dependable vehicle over the years. It has hauled our children since they were born, got us back and forth to work and on many family trips. She has 375,000 on her and still runs with the best of them. I plan to invest about 6 thousand in the next few years to have her repainted to the original Dark slate metallic finish, new seals and interior. As Clyde Parker said Mr. Ford you build a great car, no I'm not a bank robber..
Nestor R 08/03/2012
Really nice car, but I don't get the point of the four exhaust pipes towards the front of the car. Are they cut-outs or just for looks?
So Many Mustang Models, So Little Time
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