Ford Launches Ole Yeller Mustang, Its Phenomenal Race Car Legend

Posted: Jul 16 2016, 6:57am CDT | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles

Ford Launches Ole Yeller Mustang, Its Phenomenal Race Car Legend
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  • Ford “Ole Yeller” Mustang bred from Shelby GT350 is the most track-ready and road-legal Mustang ever produced

Ford Motors has done it again. It has launched its phenomenal race car legend titled Ole Yeller Mustang. Ford “Ole Yeller” Mustang pays homage to the famous North American P-51D Mustang which served as the official pace and safety plane at the Reno National Championship Air Races

Ford Motors has really gone the whole hog. It has come up with a roadworthy racer called the Ole Yeller Mustang. This is an attempt to benefit the Young Eagles of the Experimental Aircraft Association.

This avionic racing car will be a donation made by Ford Motors that will later on be auctioned off to the highest bidder. This is the ninth year that Ford Motors has donated cars to the organization in a row.

The Ole Yeller has a canary bright yellow exterior body. There are special carbon fiber parts that this car has in its repertoire. The mirrors are pretty high tech too.

As for the interior, it incorporates Recaro seats and sill plates. Also floor mats with extraordinary motifs are a part of the mix. Manufactured with high performing components and for a limited time span only, the Ole Yeller has a 5.2 L Ti-VCT V8 engine.

The Shelby GT250 has a 526 horsepower capacity which is a lot. It also has 529 pounds and feet of sheer powerful torque. The dynamic vehicle has 6 speed manual transmission too.

The sport suspension of this car makes it very road-testable. As a car, it is supposed to be in memory of two of the greatest avionics experts: Bob Hoover and Edsel B. Ford II. The car is nimble, speedy and has an aerodynamic design suited for sharpness and style while on the road.

Basically, it is in honor of the P-51D aircraft. The Ole Yeller has an eye-catching exterior color. It is indeed meant for young heart beating fast and driving down the road when there is no turning around. This vehicle is the most famous Mustang in the whole wide world. It is a jewel and a gem among cars.

“This year’s one-of-a-kind Ford Mustang honors two aviation greats, the iconic and historic P-51D Mustang fighter plane, and highly decorated fighter pilot, test pilot, and air show performer, Bob Hoover, who is referred to by many as one of the greatest pilots ever to have lived,” said Edsel B. Ford II, a member of the Ford board of directors.

“The Shelby GT350 Mustang, with its nimbleness, speed and aerodynamics, provided us with the perfect platform to create this tribute to the P-51D aircraft.”

For a roadworthy vehicle, this baby can go from coast to coast in less than 5 hours and 20 minutes. That is very fast. Bob Hoover set this record way back in 1985. Hoover was the modern day father of aerobatics.

All the enthusiasts will gather at one spot to honor the car and the legend behind it. The EAA is thankful to Ford Motors for the moral support and token of gratitude in the form of the Ole Yeller Mustang. It is the best in muscle cars that were meant to speed by you like the wind.

“We’re truly grateful Ford is, and has been, such a committed sponsor of EAA and AirVenture for more than 16 years now,” said Jack Pelton, EAA CEO and chairman of the board.

“With its ninth Mustang donation, Ford has definitely delivered something exceptional that any auto or aviation enthusiast would love to own. The Ford “Ole Yeller” Mustang will allow EAA to provide support to our valuable programs helping us grow the next generation of aviators.”

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