Vapor Special Operations Supercar
Published October 13, 2017
The Vapor Special Operations Supercar is a showcase of US Air Force ingenuity, state-of the-art technology, and innovation. The Vapor was one of two custom-built automobiles commissioned by the Air Force Recruiting Service in 2009 for its Project Supercar recruiting campaign. This fully customized Dodge Challenger was built by Galpin Auto Sports of Van Nuys, California. It is outfitted with special gull-wing doors, a carbon fiber body kit, and a “stealth” exhaust system that, when activated, allows the Vapor to run almost silently.
The Vapor features cutting edge technology used by the Air Force, including a Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) system for night operation and a high-resolution 360-degree surveillance camera with 1/4 mile range. The Vapor’s blacked-out “command center” interior is equipped with aircraft style controls, a passenger side steering wheel, and a windshield head-up display with both night and thermal vision capability. The Vapor’s advanced computer system allows remote operation from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.
The Vapor Supercar toured the United States for more than seven years with the Air Force Recruiting Service, educating the public on opportunities for officers and enlisted Airmen. It was delivered to the Museum in August 2017.
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