Ford's rolling out one of what will likely be many 2010 Mustang special editions for an Experimental Aircraft Association fundraiser event this summer. It's a Planelopnik-themed Mustang AV-X10 paying homage to our past warbirds.
This is not the first time Ford's built an aviation themed Mustang for the EAA — last year they built the supercharged Mustang AV8R for the same group. This time around Ford has used the new glass roofed 2010 Mustang GT as a base, featuring the 10-millionth Romeo Engine Plant 4.6-liter V8 engine that has been given a Ford Racing 550 horsepower supercharger kit, FR500S performance exhaust, a short throw shifter and the Handling Pack with revised dampers, springs and anti-roll bar kit.
The appearance of the AV-X10 'Dearborn Doll' pays tribute to past WWII aviation themes as did the AV8R before it. Painted in a custom satin silver base coat with a yellow front 'nose cone' and rear wing, it prominently features the 'Dearborn Doll' pinup art on its front fenders. Mounted on a set of 19-inch Shelby GT500 rollers, this Mustang looks positively ready for battle.
The public unveiling and auction of the one-off 2010 Mustang AV-X10 will occur between July 27-August 2 during the 2009 Experimental Aircraft Association's 'Gathering of Eagles' fundraiser. [MustangBlog]