Mustang RTR – Click above for high-res image galleryThis year's SEMA Show promises to be an aftermarket Camaro orgy that would make Caligula blush. Not that there's anything wrong with that. But, as you know, there are Chevy guys and there are Ford guys and never the two shall meet (unless they're making fun of Dodge guys). So, here's one for you Ford heads – Vaughn Gitten Jr.'s RTR Mustang. Here's what Vaughn has to say about his car:
"There is no question that Mustang's performance, quality and looks have evolved straight from the factory. However, the majority of the Mustang aftermarket has not fully followed the progression with regards to aesthetics. I saw the need to get something out there that was different from traditional Mustang styling. Something that could open up a new set of eyes to the already-incredible Ford Mustang, while keeping the current Mustang enthusiast smiling."
And now, the skinny. First of all, the RTR package will be available as a dealer-installed option. At first it will only be available for the V8-powered Mustang GT, but after a while you'll be able to get the RTR package on a V6 Mustang, too. Gittin's RTR is both a show and go package. There's a slight horsepower bump (9 hp) from a K&N air filter and a teeny bit of tuning, Ford racing shocks and cut springs, a fatter rear sway bar, cross drilled and slotted brake rotors and finally Falken FK452 performance tires on 19x9.5 inch wheels.
As far as the looks go, RMR 'Stangs get a front chin spoiler w/splitter, revised side sills, rear diffuser and aluminum rear spoiler, stripes, decals and an interior flourish or two. There's ten different paint schemes to choose from -- ours has to be the Grabber Blue with the darker blue accents. Also, RTR is promising OEM quality across the board. There's also going to be an all-carbon fiber edition called the RTR Carbon that we'll certainly be seeing at SEMA. Bad news? The full Gittin Jr. RTR will set you back $7,800. Full press release and a video of the RTR Mustang drifting around can be found after the jump.
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Mustang RTR – a new generation of Mustang
World Champion Drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. is excited to introduce a new generation of the Ford Mustang to the world – the Mustang RTR. Along with designer Caleb Clark and the help of Classic Design Concepts, Vaughn has successfully brought his ultimate vision to life in the form of this modern, aggressively-styled Mustang with the perfect mixture of performance upgrades for any spirited driver.
The Mustang RTR will be available in multiple color combinations at select Ford dealerships nationwide beginning in February of 2010. This package will first be available with the 2010 Ford Mustang GT; however, a V6 version will be soon to follow. Performance upgrades include a Ford Racing calibration with K&N high-flow air filter (+9HP), Falken FK452 performance tires, Ford Racing damper kit with 1.5 inch lowering springs, Baer drilled and slotted rotors, and extremely throaty mufflers that leave no doubt that the Mustang RTR is Ready to Rock.
The Mustang RTR includes aggressive exterior elements that offer OEM quality and fit. These exclusive elements include an RTR rear diffuser, front splitter, aluminum rear spoiler, RTR side and rear emblems, as well as a distinctive RTR vinyl scheme. The vehicle also features a tasteful chin spoiler and sleek side splitters. The aggressive stance of this car is defined by the 19x9.5 Mustang RTR wheels. The interior of this visually-stimulating vehicle consists of RTR-specific floor mats, shift knob, emblems. Each Mustang RTR owner will become a part of the exclusive RTR registry and will receive a numbered badge with their new machine.
"There is no question that Mustang's performance, quality and looks have evolved straight from the factory," says Vaughn Gittin Jr. "However, the majority of the Mustang aftermarket has not fully followed the progression with regards to aesthetics. I saw the need to get something out there that was different from traditional Mustang styling. Something that could open up a new set of eyes to the already-incredible Ford Mustang, while keeping the current Mustang enthusiast smiling."
"Pure passion for Mustang has fueled me and my team every step of the way and is the single reason I decided to chase this dream and never lift – just as I have with my driving career," Vaughn continues. "While I have had this vision for years, unfortunately it has taken so much time for me to find the right people who have helped take this vision from my head all the way to production. I feel like a proud father and cannot wait to see this car on the road. Trust me when I tell you, this Mustang is Ready to Rock!"
The current estimated price for the RTR package mentioned above is $7,800. The Mustang RTR will be displayed at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas at the K&N Filters booth # 22443 November 3-6, 2009.