The US Air Force lost the F-22 and the Next-Generation Bomber in that last round of budget cut proposals, but not to worry! The USAF was quietly working on the Ford X-1 Super Car, which was unveiled earlier this week on AirForce.com. Really.
Wired.com's Autopia blog provides more insight:
Fighter jets and stealth bombers aren't the only things in the Air Force fleet that fly.
The Air Force enlisted Galpin Auto Sports to radically rework a Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger to impress the kids. The cars are the stars of the "2009 Super Car Tour," a recruiting initiative that will hit high schools across the country to highlight career opportunities in the Air Force. Galpin is best known for the crazy customization antics on MTV's "Pimp My Ride," building KITT in the short-lived "Knight Rider" remake and creating that crazy Scythe scarab car awhile back.
This time around they've built a pair of wild machines that look more suited to aerial combat than dragstrip runs.