Each year, a custom Ford Mustang is created to benefit the EAA Young Eagles organization, and this year, it's the Red Tails Edition, celebrating the Tuskegee Airmen.
Like the tails of the P-51 Mustangs flown by the African American airmen that composed the 332nd Fighter Group, the Red Tails Mustang bears a--you guessed it--red tail.
Built with VIN number 00051, commemorating the P-51 Mustang planes they flew, the Red Tails Edition Mustang is based on a 2013 Mustang GT 5.0 glass-roof coupe. A unique non-production polished aluminum paint job, custom fighter-inspired graphics, custom Recaro seats with Red Tails logos, floor mats with the 332nd Fighter Group logo, and unique door sills and projecting puddle lamps.
But that's not all: the Red Tails Mustang also gets a 2.3-liter twin-screw Whipple supercharger, SVT side-exit quad exhaust system, Forgiato 20-inch wheels, and GT500 Brembo brakes and rear diffuser.
The car, unveiled today on the first day of the July 23-29 EAA AirVenture program held in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, will be auctioned on July 26 during the Gathering of Eagles. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the EAA Young Eagles Program, which provides free introductory flights to kids in the hopes of inspiring future aviators.