Hardware and numbers are still secret, but we're told the Mustang RTR will be available in both four- and eight-cylinder variants and in two states of tune, Spec 1 and Spec 2. We drove a 2012 version of the Mustang RTR and declared it not bad, a noteworthy progression over the model that preceeded it. There's a press release below with Gittin's words on the announcement and a couple of high-res images to whet your appetite for Las Vegas.
RTR is proud to announce the new 2015 Ford Mustang RTR and share it's true-to-form artist renderings. The all-new 2015 Mustang RTR Spec 1 and Spec 2 serialized vehicles will begin to hit dealers worldwide in January 2015, and is based off of the incredible new Ford Mustang S550 platform featuring independent rear suspension, an all-new 2.3L EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine making over 300HP, as well as the 5.0L V8 boasting over 435HP.
The 2015 Mustang RTR vehicles will include the aggressive styling features and the all-encompassing performance offerings expected from the RTR brand led by World Champion Drifter and all around Mustang Mad Man Vaughn Gittin Jr.
"Ford's Mustang team has done an incredible job with the new 2015 Ford Mustang," says Vaughn. "The RTR team and I are pumped to work with such an incredible platform for RTR builds. Without a question, the performance and overall presence of the new Mustang RTR will impress and keep a smile on our customers' faces whether cruising the streets or getting crazy on the track. I cannot take delivery of mine soon enough!"
With the release of the 2015 Mustang RTR, serialized RTR vehicles will be exclusively available at an increasing number of Ford Dealers around the world.
"For the past couple years we have really focused on building relationships with the best dealers out there," says Gittin. "The dealers we have partnered with so far have been very happy with the RTR program we offer and the overall reception Mustang RTR's receive in their dealerships. Excitement is very high around this next generation Ford Mustang."
RTR will continue focusing on expanding its global dealership reach to support the growing demand for a Mustang package that is "Ready to Rock"! Also in January, Mustang RTR will make available for aftermarket purchase many of the same components that make up the RTR serialized vehicle package for those that would like to personalize the look and/or performance of their 2015 Ford Mustang one piece at a time. All aftermarket Mustang RTR products will be exclusively available through www.MustangRTR.com and www.AmericanMuscle.com.