Vaughn Gittin Jr. x Team Need For Speed – The Making Of Ford Mustang RTR-X

By - September 20th, 2011

Inklings of this project first appeared in 2009 when pro-drift racer Vaughn Gittin Jr. helped with the introduction of the Ford Mustang RTR. Then, the opportunity presented itself in the form of Gittin Jr.’s long time sponsor, Team Need For Speed, wanting to build an one-off vehicle like no other. Thanks to Need For Speed designer Andy Blackmore, the concept started to take shape, at least on paper. Not long after, the project known as RTR-X became a reality. Known for its iconic musicale car styling, the chassis of a 1969 Ford Mustang was chosen as its base. The powertrain was everything else but original – a Ford Racing 302R V8 tuned to pump out 440 horsepowers by Twins Turbo Motorsports. The most unique attribute, however, is the car’s mixed characteristics. On one hand the raw power and speed makes it the perfect hot rod. On the other, its suspension rigged to handle drifting. The result is a hybrid which concurred to the original mandate – an one-off vehicle like no other. via: Speedhunters

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