Vaughn Gittin Jr’s Ford Mustang RTR will make its debut at the 2017 SEMA Show

Article by Christian A., on November 1, 2017

One of the few people we know who collect high-powered modified Mustangs would be pro Formula Drift driver and motorsports enthusiast Vaughn Gittin Jr. Today, he is back with another installment, and the muscle car will make an appearance at the 2017 SEMA Show on October 31st in Vegas. One thing we expect from it, like all other RTR Mustangs, is a whole bag of horsepower.

From the outside, the Ford Mustang gets the same signature style elements from the previous model. But now, it has a more aggressive front fascia, where the grille is highlighted by LED accenting lights in triangle. It has got a meaner looking front splitter as well as a more sculpted hood too. The exterior is finished off with black accent striping on the hood and side profile, a more subtle lip spoiler, and a new set of high-spoke wheels.

Gittin has not mentioned anything in terms of this particular Mustang’s performance. However, we are guessing that it would have something close to 700 horsepower (521 kilowatts) or probably more when it makes its appearance in a few weeks. So far, the most powerful Spec 3 RTR Mustang had a supercharged 5.0 liter V8 that carries out as much as 670 horsepower (499 kilowatts) and we witnessed this at the 2015 SEMA.

Just like the rest of its kind, the updated Mustang RTR will carry over performance upgrades such as the supercharger kit for the 2.3 liter EcoBoost. Of course, this also includes adjustable dampers and sway bars, lowering springs, cold air intake system and a Magnaflow exhaust system.

Mustang fans should thank American Muscle, as they are going to make it possible for one lucky person to bring home one of the first Mustang RTRs. On April 6 next year, the draw for the winner of the said model will take place. This Mustang has an estimate retail value of about $65,000. The Ford Mustang RTR will have three power levels: Spec 1, Spec 2 and Spec 3, and these should be available at select Ford dealerships shortly after.

Speaking of Mustangs and the SEMA, Ford recently unveiled the “magnificent seven” Mustang lineup for SEMA. These are as follows: the Ford Mustang convertible by MAD Industries, Ford Mustang 729 Wide Body TriAthlete by Roush Performance, Ford Mustang Fastback by Tucci Hot Rods, Ford Mustang GT convertible by Speedkore Performance Group, Ford Mustang Fastback by Air Design and another Fastback by DeBerti Design, and the last is the same variant by DRAGG.

Mustang fans will definitely drool at the 2017 SEMA as they will be surrounded by the sleekest and most unique versions of the model. What more can you ask for?

Source: Vaughn Gittin Jr.

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