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Ford details one-off Mustang Apollo Edition

The Mustang Apollo Edition will be auctioned off to fund youth aviation programs.

Ford has detailed the one-off Mustang Apollo Edition that's scheduled to debut later this month at the annual Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture fly-in that will take place in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

As its name implies, the Mustang Apollo Edition is loosely inspired by NASA's Apollo Program. It stands out from the 2015 Mustang on which it is based thanks to a prominent carbon fiber splitter up front, a large wing out back, an air diffuser, 21-inch Forgiato alloy wheels and orange LED underbody lighting that symbolizes atmospheric re-entry.

The 'Stang is finished in a two-tone glossy white and black paint job with red accents. "United States" decals on the hood and the front fenders add a finishing touch to the custom look.

The space travel-inspired treatment continues in the cabin with logos embroidered in the seat backs and the floor mats, white contrast stitching on the seats and a model-specific instrument cluster.

The Apollo Edition packs a tuned Mustang GT-sourced 5.0-liter V8 engine that makes 627 horsepower and 540 lb-ft. of torque thanks to the addition of a Ford Performance supercharger. Performance specifications have not been published, but Ford has added a sport-tuned suspension and Brembo brakes to help the driver make most of the eight-cylinder's power. A six-speed manual transmission spins the rear wheels.

Ford has donated the custom-built Mustang to the EAA, and the coupe is scheduled to cross the auction block at the Gathering of Eagles gala that will take place during the AirVenture show. An auction estimate was not provided, but the selling price will likely be high because the proceeds from the sale will help fund the organization's year-round youth aviation programs.

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