WITH US MILITARY recruitment hitting an all-time low, the US Air Force is exploring new ways to draw interest from potential recruits. One such strategy involved building two very crazy concepts based on the 2009 Dodge Challenger and the 2009 Ford Mustang.
Teaming up with California-based Galpin Auto Sport, the USAF transformed the Challenger into a Mad Max like ‘Vapor’ post-apocalyptic stealth war machine, while the Mustang became the very polished and sharp ‘X-1’ concept.
Satin black and glossy white paint, scissor doors, carbon fibre and custom wheels are the name of the game on the outside, while the interior of the X-1 Mustang brings a decidedly jet fighter vibe to the party.
Inside the Vapor lies a slightly more traditional two-seater configuration, except that – like a military cargo plane – both the… pilot and co-pilot… get a steering wheel (rudder?).
Developed as part of the US Air Force’s 2009 Super Car Tour, the two concepts will visit high schools across the US, along with tuning shows such as the DUB magazine auto show, Hot Import Nights, and Formula Drift races.