Born from drifting, built for the road.
The Ford Mustang with the optional Performance Pack 1 is a potent pony car. The addition of this RTR package, though, ups the ante. The new Series 1 Ford Mustang RTR was designed for drifting. Developed by Ford Performance with input from world champion drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr., the Series 1 Mustang RTR is available as a package on any GT or EcoBoost Mustang with the Performance Pack 1 option. And it comes with a bunch of exterior goodies.
The first thing you’ll probably notice is the wheels; the staggered 19 x 9.5-inch front and 19 x 10-inch rear set are sharper than the standard units. Other exterior upgrades include a Performance Pack 1 spoiler with an RTR Gurney flap, a handful of body and aerodynamic upgrades, aggressive graphics, and, of course, that signature RTR grille with integrated lighting elements. Similar upgrades are found in the cabin; elements like RTR fender badges, floor mats, a shift knob, and puddle lamps are available on the package.
But those visual upgrades don’t do anything to up the output. The Series 1 RTR package retains the same power found in the factory Performance Pack 1. The EcoBoost Mustang still produces 310 horsepower; the GT 460 hp. The only performance enhancement is the adjustable sway bars, which can be customized for drifting, track driving, and drag racing.
Gallery: Series 1 Ford Mustang RTR
"Our goal was to take the driving and owner experience of the iconic Ford Mustang to the next level," said Vaughn Gittin, President of RTR Vehicles. “This collaboration has created a Mustang that offers smile-inducing street driving, diverse capability on the track and a very distinctive owner experience for those looking to stand out from the crowd."
A limited number of Series 1 RTR Mustangs will be built. Only 500 RTR conversion kits with factory-backed limited warranties will be sold and installed at select Ford dealers beginning in 2019. Each limited Mustang will be distinguished by a serialized dash plaque, unique radiator cover badge, and a certificate of authenticity. No word on how much the RTR package will cost on top of the Performance Pack Mustang, though.
World champion drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. and his RTR Vehicles team are working with Ford Performance to provide a definitive collaboration of style, performance and fun with the new Series 1 Mustang RTR Powered by Ford Performance – the latest addition to the Mustang family.
"Our goal was to take the driving and owner experience of the iconic Ford Mustang to the next level,” said Gittin, President and Chief Fun-Haver of RTR Vehicles. “This collaboration has created a Mustang that offers smile-inducing street driving, diverse capability on the track and a very distinctive owner experience for those looking to stand out from the crowd."
The Series 1 Mustang RTR Powered by Ford Performance features RTR’s signature modern and aggressive styling. The Ford Performance suspension has adjustable sway bars that can change the chassis balance for either passive or MagneRide™ suspensions to suit twisty backroad driving, laying down lap times, drifting or blasting down a drag strip.
“Ford is bringing more Mustang magic to more customers than ever,” said Eric Cin, director, Vehicle Personalization and Accessories. “Vaughn is a great partner, bringing a new flare for Mustang to younger audiences through drifting and other exciting performance fueled fun – we can’t wait to see what he’ll do with this car.”
The Series 1 package, which will arrive in select Ford dealerships in early 2019, is designed to be installed at the dealer on any Mustang EcoBoost Performance Package 1 or Mustang GT Performance Package 1 model. It will come with a Ford factory limited warranty and Ford Credit financing for those who qualify.
Other unique content includes:
- Staggered wheel and tire package – 19 x 9.5-inch front and 19 x 10-inch rear
- Performance Pack 1 spoiler with RTR Gurney flap
- RTR grill with lighting, body and aerodynamics packages, and graphics that signal the car’s performance motives
- RTR fender badges, floor mats, shift knob and puddle lamps for even more custom touches
- RTR Powered by Ford Performance deck lid trim panel badging and radiator cover badge
- Serialized dash plaque, illuminated RTR Powered by Ford Performance sill plates and certificate of authenticity
Ford will sell only 500 of the serialized Series 1 Mustang RTR Powered by Ford Performance. Watch for more information at Ford Performance Parts or RTR Vehicles.