Vaughn Gitten Jr. is a famous name in the American Formula D drifting series. His distinctive Monster Energy/Falken Tyre Mustang GT is a crowd favourite with Americans keen to support a local lad with a locally made machine. The potential marketing possibilities got the better of the Ford Motor Company and it has jointly-developed with Gitten a special 2011 Mustang tuning package dubbed the RTR.
Included in the dealer-installed RTR package is a new front splitter, side sill extensions, a rear diffuser and an aluminum spoiler. Other ‘for show’ goodies include distinctive stripes, unique interior trim (exclusive floor mats, a special shifter and plenty of RTR emblems) and 19-inch wheels with Falken FK-452 tyres.
Official performance specifications haven’t been released, but the RTR also boasts a revised ECU, a high-flow air filter, and Ford Racing mufflers.
According to Ford, “Vaughn’s goal was to introduce an exciting new package to the Mustang world that resonates with both the younger audience and with traditional muscle car enthusiasts as well. By partnering with Ford Racing to develop the Mustang RTR, he has achieved that goal with ease and illustrates how universal Mustang’s appeal is.”
Is this the mean machine that can bring drift car enthusiasts and muscle car enthusiasts together in total agreement? Probably not, but it is a super sweet ride. Check out images and a video of the RTR Mustang in action, below.