Posted by Harish KumarJune 10, 2009 at 9:53 am
The USA Air Force has got 2 new recruitments. They are the Air Force spec Dodge Challenger and Ford Mustang. This is an innovative move by the Air Force as a part of the 2009 Supercar tour, a recruiting initiative will hit high schools across the country to highlight career opportunities in the US Air Force. These two are sure to have the students’ eyeballs all over them. Who wouldn’t want to drive one of these?? The best bit? Wait till you see the interiors!
The Mustang gets done in white matte-pearlescent paint and is named the ‘X-1’. So got the connection? It reminds us of the BELL X-1, the first ever aircraft to exceed the speed of sound. The Mustang? Well, with some 500 bhp on tap, it can provide the on-road excitement, if you can control it with a joystick that is. Yup, you read it right. The interiors seem to have been lifted straight out of a fighter jet. Apart from the joystick, you get night and thermal vision systems, single ejection seat and GPS. Finishing touch is provided by the LSD doors.
The Challenger is called ‘Vapor’. It was designed to mimic the Stealth Bomber. It uses the same RADAR absorbing paint as the original and even uses a Stealth mode exhaust that makes it run silently! How fair is that? The characteristic V-8 rumble that can start earthquakes has been muted!
The Stealth Challenger gets biometric latches on the Scissor doors, proximity sensors and roof-mounted camera (1/4th mile range). Carbon fibre trim and custom body kits adorne the Dodge. while the Mustang is a single seater, the Dodge can seat two and has aircraft style throttle lever and twin carbon fibre wheels. It sports the same features as that of the Mustang but nothing has been mentioned about the powertrain.
Beau Boeckman’s boys at Galpin collaborated with technical and mechanical airmen to ensure the cars have an authentic Air Force aesthetic. “For Galpin Auto Sports to be commissioned by the most technologically advanced organization on earth is truly an honor” Boeckmann said in a statement. “This is one of the most extraordinary and important projects that we have ever done.”
It is hard to estimate how much the most technologically advanced organization on Earth paid for these two.
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