Unleash your inner astronaut with the 2015 Ford Mustang GT ‘Apollo Edition’

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When you think of America, certain images might come to mind. Apple pie; baseball games; the moon landing; the open road.

Ford has taken two American icons and merged them in a fitting and undeniably cool tribute to America’s space program with the 2015 Mustang GT ‘Apollo Edition.’

For the eighth straight year, Ford has developed an aviation-inspired Mustang special edition to benefit the youth program of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA).

Proceeds go towards youth development programs, sending kids with dreams of flying through the skies or the final frontier to camps and classes that get them ever closer to the stars.

The latest incarnation is arguably the best, paying tribute to America’s greatest space program… and with 627-horsepower to boot.

What began as a 2015 Mustang GT Fastback gets a complete visual overhaul, not to mention under the hood as well. It’s hard not to picture Neil Armstrong’s iconic moon walk when gazing at the “United States” graphic adorning the hood of the ‘Stang.

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White and black paint with red accents were used to echo the styling of the famous Saturn V rocket, that carried all 18 Apollo missions on their various quests for greatness.

Under the hood, the Mustang’s 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 receives a supercharger and a boost of over 200-horsepower from standard, as well as performance shocks, struts, Brembo brakes, side exit exhausts, and 21-inch Forgiato wheels.

Unfortunately, if you were looking to add one of these to your garage (or space hangar), you’re out of luck unless you’re willing to pay, as the Apollo Edition is one of a kind, along with the seven other special editions that Ford has developed. There will be an auction for this unique pony, but something so significant (and powerful) won’t come cheap.

One-of-a-kind or not, we’re glad the Apollo Edition is here to stay. That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for space-themed muscle cars!

(nydailynews.com)

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