Professional driver Vaughn Gittin Jr., driver of the Monster Energy/Falken Tire 2011 Mustang GT in the Formula Drift series, is very familiar with the performance limits of the pony muscle car. Known as the Mustang RTR, the package shows Gittin Jr.’s vision while catering to traditional Mustang enthusiasts. Gittin Jr. helped develop the RTR package, which provides performance and appearance upgrades, to allow pony car lovers to make the most of their driving experience.
“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,” said Mickey Matus, Ford Performance Group marketing manager. “Mustang RTR achieves that goal with ease and illustrates how universal Mustang’s appeal is.”
The 2011 Mustang RTR package comes complete with Ford Racing M Falken FK-452 tires, unique 19-inch wheels, and RTR-exclusive interior details and striping scheme. It also includes, Ford Racing mufflers, Ford Racing handling pack (performance-tuned dampers, bars and springs), a chin spoiler with splitter and supports, rocker splitters, a rear diffuser and aluminum rear spoiler.
Refresher: The 2011 Ford Mustang GT is powered by a 5.0L 4-valve Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT) V8 engine producion 412-hp with a peak torque of 390 lb-ft. Transmission choices include a 6-speed automatic and a 6-speed manual. The 6-speed automatic helps deliver an estimated fuel-economy of 17/25 mpg (city/highway).
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– By: Omar Rana