Last year Ford created a one-off Mustang named the AV8R as a tribute to the relationship between Planes and Mustangs. That one-off stang was auctioned off at the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) Gathering Eagles charity auction for a cold $500,000. This car featured a great aircraft inspired design with a 400hp supercharged V8 and a bunch of Ford Racing upgrades.
This year, with the success of the AV8R and the new body of the 2010 Mustang, Ford has given it another shot. This time at the EAA AirVenture auction in Oshkosh Wisconsin. The 2010 AV-X10 also has an aircraft inspired design with the “Star-and-Bar” glass roof, but is now equipped with a 550hp supercharged 4.6L V8. It also features the exhaust from a FR500S, the FRPP’s handling package will keep this pony planted, and it’s wearing the GT500’s 19” wheels, a GT500 rear spoiler, and a GT500 lower rear fascia. Inside are a short-throw shifter, illuminated AV-X10 sill plates, unique aircraft-themed instrumentation, custom bomber-jacket leather, and a special aluminum dash patter.
Although I think the 2010 Mustang looks better and more refined than the 05-09 Mustangs, I can’t help but to think that this car is not as good looking as the 09 AV8R. The color scheme and the yellow front end, I get what they are doing, but it just doesn’t look good. The rear end of the car, the glass roof with the “star-and-bar”, the interior all looks good. It’s just that front end… I’m just not digging it.
Let me know what you think!
2010 AV-X10 vs. 2009 AV8R: