The Eagle Squadron Mustang GT, which produces 700bhp and 610lb ft from an uprated 5.0-litre V8, is dedicated to American pilots who voluntarily served in the RAF during World War II before the US had officially joined the conflict. Gearshifts are put through a Ford Performance short shifter attached to a Tremec six-speed manual gearbox.
It has been co-developed with American competition car specialist RTR Vehicles and features an RTR carbonfibre wide-body kit, as well as an uprated suspension set-up. A gear knob fashioned from the metal of an F-35 Lightning features on the inside, with custom leather upholstery and a Spitfire aluminium engraved badge signifying the car's importance.
The Duke of Richmond and Gordon, the Goodwood Festival's founder, said: “Goodwood’s RAF Westhampnett hosted US air force squadrons [during World War II], so it is completely appropriate to have the car here in this, our silver jubilee year, while the RAF celebrates its centenary.”