Ford has debuted a customised Mustang GT at the Goodwood Festival of Speed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Britain’s Royal Air Force. The Eagle Squadron Mustang GT – created by Ford Performance in collaboration with Vaughn Gittin Jr. – pays homage to the Eagle Squadron, a group of US volunteer pilots who flew combat missions alongside the Royal Air Force prior to the US entering World War II.

As such, no suprise to see the Eagle Squadron Mustang being finished in a camouflaged paint scheme to match the original Eagle Squadron Spitfire, and features an RTR carbon-fibre wide-body kit. Also to be found are a front chin spoiler, an illuminated upper grille frame as well as a Gurney lip for the Performance Pack rear spoiler and an assortment of splitters and diffusers.

Added to the base 5.0 litre V8 is a Ford Performance supercharger kit, helping the car develop 700 hp and 827 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a Tremec six-speed manual transmission with Ford Performance short shifter and an upgraded heavy-duty rear axle, also supplied by Ford Performance.

The Eagle Squadron Mustang is also equipped with an RTR Tactical Performance Suspension Package, which consists of in-car adjustable MagneRide dampers, Ford Performance lowering springs and RTR adjustable sway bars, and rides on staggered 20-inch RTR Aero 7 two-piece forged wheels with 285/30 front and 305/30 rear Nitto NT555 tyres.

Inside, a custom leather interior features Recaro racing seats with embroidered Eagle Squadron logos. There’s also a hand-engraved shift knob made from metal melted down from an F-35 Lightning, and this wears the Eagle Squadron logo. Finally, a one-of-one hand-engraved badge – made from Spitfire aluminium, no less – adorns the dashboard. Tally-ho, indeed.

The one-off Mustang GT will be put up for auction on July 26, and proceeds from the sale will benefit the Experimental Aircraft Association’s youth aviation education programmes. This year’s outing marks the 20th year of Ford’s participation in the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture event, and the Eagle Squadron Mustang GT is the 10th customised Mustang the company has provided to benefit the charity fund-raiser.