In 2010, World Champion Drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. introduced a new generation of Mustang to the world with the Mustang RTR. The RTR has many high-quality parts and wild functional custom builds such as the 1969 RTR-X and Ken Block’s all-wheel-drive 1965 Hoonicorn RTR. The hand-built one-of-one RTR-C, offered at Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast auction, was built as a halo car to launch the world-famous game-changing RTR brand.
To create the RTR-C, the exterior sheet metal of the body was removed and was replaced with first-rate carbon fiber, dropping 500 pounds from the weight of the factory 2010 Ford Mustang. These high-quality carbon-fiber parts were pulled off the same molds of Vaughn’s globally famous championship-winning Drift Mustang and the entire RTR-C was built in the same race shop where his race cars are meticulously engineered, built and maintained.
Even the 20″ HRE wheels are made of carbon fiber, a $25,000 cost.
The carbon fiber was laid with a high level of detail inspired by the Pagani Zonda, in which the carbon weave across the entire car lines up across the seams.
RTR carbon-fiber exterior elements include roof and body panels, rear splitter, rear spoiler, grille and rocker splitters. The custom interior includes Sparco RTR-C-edition seats, harness and harness bar, leather upholstered rear seat delete and RTR-C backlit door sill plates.
With over 550hp and the lightweight carbon-fiber body, the RTR-C is one of the most fun, nimble Mustangs ever built. A true one-of-one machine built by Ford’s Mustang front man Vaughn Gittin Jr., the RTR-C is powered by a supercharged 4.6-liter 3-valve V-8, boosted by a Ford Racing supercharger.
Downstream, 1-3/4-inch American Racing headers feed into a 3-inch X-pipe and Ford Racing FR500 mufflers. K&N air and oil filters keep lubrication and airflow in the optimal range.
The chassis includes Ford Racing front and rear anti-roll bars, Autosport Dynamics rear control arms, Autosport Dynamics panhard link, 6-piston front brake kit and 4-piston rear brake kit. It rides on staggered HRE CF40 carbon-fiber wheels.
The entire suspension system is entirely adjustable and has been developed for good ride quality on the street and with a few adjustments is ready to attack the track.
Don’t miss Gittin Jr. drifting around WestWorld and then see his 2010 RTR-C cross the Northeast auction block, June 21-24.