Alongside the many custom Mustang concepts Ford has on display at the 2018 SEMA Show, there’s a pony car you can actually buy.
It’s called the Series 1 Mustang RTR Powered by Ford Performance and it’s the result of the automaker’s collaboration with Vaughn Gittin Jr. and his RTR Vehicles team.
You’ll recognize the latest addition to the Mustang family thanks to several RTR signature styling cues. Those include the RTR grille with lighting, body and aerodynamics packages, as well as graphics that hint at the car’s performance.
Other exterior tweaks consist of the Performance Pack 1 spoiler with RTR Gurney flap and the staggered wheel and tire package. The latter combines 19 x 9.5-inch front wheels with, and 19 x 10-inch rear wheels.
Elsewhere on the bodywork, the Series 1 Mustang RTR features RTR badging on the grille, fenders, and decklid trim panel. The interior offers RTR floor mats and shift knob, illuminated “RTR Powered by Ford Performance” sill plates, a certificate of authenticity, and a serialized dash plaque.
Performance-wise, the only upgrade is the Ford Performance suspension with adjustable sway bars that can change the chassis balance to suit various types of driving, including drifting.
The Series 1 package is designed to fit any Mustang EcoBoost Performance Package 1 or Mustang GT Performance Package 1 model. Dealers can install it and it comes with a Ford factory limited warranty. The pack will arrive in select Ford dealerships in early 2019 in a limited run of 500 units.
“Our goal was to take the driving and owner experience of the iconic Ford Mustang to the next level,” said world champion drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr., who is also 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,” he added.