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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh RSS FeedFord Donates "AV8R" for EAA Youth Efforts
Flight-themed car built especially for EAA's Gathering of Eagles
Ford Motor Company has built the ultimate aviation-based automobile especially for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2008 - the Mustang AV8R - and one lucky bidder at the annual Gathering of Eagles fund-raiser will get to drive it home. With the support of Ford Racing, Ford designed and engineered this "one-off" design to commemorate AirVenture 2008. In fact, its name was derived from the event itself AirVenture 2008.

The very special machine has never been seen before …until now. Watch the vehicle come to life and learn about its special features and enhancements in an exclusive video on EAA's AirVenture video player.

Ford Racing made this one of the most high-performing Mustangs ever built. And it's the only one built, since Ford "broke the mold" after donating the modified, 400-horsepower 2009 Mustang GT to EAA to be auctioned at the annual Gathering of Eagles on July 31, 2008. Proceeds will support EAA's youth education and inspirational experiences that prepare young people to become the engineers, pilots, and innovators of tomorrow.

Ford AV8R
Ford's one-of-a-kind Mustang AV8R modeled after the F-22 Raptor. This unique car is to be auctioned off during AirVenture 2008 at the Gathering of Eagles.
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Engine & Performance

  • 4.6L 24-Valve V8 Engine
  • Ford Racing Mustang GT 400hp Supercharger Kit
  • Ford Racing Handling Pack featuring dampers, lowering springs, anti-roll bar kit and strut tower brace
  • Ford Racing Tuned Exhaust
  • Shelby GT500 Wheels

Exterior & Interior

  • Glass roof featuring unique Star-in-Circle insignia laminate glass
  • California Special front and rear fascias and integrated spoiler
  • Mustang "Bullitt" grill, shift knob and prototype aluminum appliqués
  • Unique "Satin Silver" paint with Black Gloss accents
  • Aviation-inspired interior featuring distressed "Bomber Jacket" leather inserts and trim panels
  • Unique exterior AV8R graphics and badging

Designed by Doug Gaffka, Chief Mustang Designer with engineering oversight from Paul Randle, Mustang Chief Engineer and support from Team Ford Racing, this is a collector's dream machine. (Build #1 of 1.)


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