75 years ago, the largest amphibious invasion the world has ever seen took place. Where American and allied forces stormed the shores of Normandy Beach in Nazi-occupied France, and clashed head on with them. All told, over 22,000 American and allied soldiers were either killed or injured that day. But their contribution towards a victory that day eventually led to the surrender of Nazi Germany in May of 1945. And Roush Industries founder Jack Roush Sr. has done something for us to remember D-Day, by teasing a special 2019 Ford Mustang GT.
Dubbed the “Old Crow,” the Roush Mustang is inspired by legendary triple ace World War II pilot Bud Anderson, who is 97 years old, and the P-51 Mustangs he flew in combat that were nicknamed Old Crow. Roush says that this will be a one-off 2019 Ford Mustang GT, and it will be auctioned at “The Gathering” auction during the Experimental Aircraft Association’s 2019 AirVenture air show on July 25 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. All proceeds benefit EAA’s youth pilot programs. Roush Sr., a pilot himself, has a P-51 Mustang and other aircraft that he enjoys when he’s not actively overseeing Roush Industries or his Ford Nascar racing program.
If WWII-inspired paint jobs aren’t your thing, Roush Performance is known for taking vehicles such as the Ford Mustang and Ford F-150 and turning the wick up. Currently, the most powerful package Roush Performance offers is the Stage 3 package for the Ford Mustang. Its starts with a Ford Coyote 5.0L V8 engine and adds a supercharger to produce an unprecedented 710 horsepower and 610 lb-ft of torque, while an available 3-way adjustable coilover suspension system enhances cornering ability. The Roush Stage 3 Ford Mustang also comes equipped with custom wheels wrapped in Continental ExtremeContact Sport tires, enabling 1.07g on the skid-pad.
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